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Hydro takes steps to preserve jobs in Paragominas

To preserve jobs, 400 employees of Hydro Paragominas' mining operations will have collective vacations from April 2nd.

The collective vacation will last 15 days.

The Ministry of Labor and Employment was informed of the decision on 13 March. The decision was also communicated to

Union of Workers in the Extractive Industries of the States of Amapá and Pará (STIEAPA).

Hydro's bauxite mine in Paragominas supplies bauxite to the Alunorte refinery, which produces calcined alumina. Hydro is still evaluating possible actions at Alunorte, as a result of the 50% cut in production.

Hydro is the largest aluminum company in South America, after the acquisition of the aluminum business of mining company Vale in Pará, in 2011. Mining operations in Paragominas started in 2007 and employ approximately 1,450 people. Hydro is a full owner of Mineração Paragominas.

On February 27, the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainability of Pará (SEMAS) formally ordered the cut of 50% of the production of calcined alumina at the Alunorte alumina refinery, owned by the Norwegian aluminum company Norsk Hydro ASA. < / p>

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