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Anglo American freezes global hiring after changing strategy, document shows

Anglo American freezes global hiring after changing strategy, document shows

Anglo American has frozen hiring worldwide after agreeing this week to simplify the mining group targeting a $43 billion bid from Australia's BHP. This is according to an internal Anglo memo seen by Reuters.

“Following yesterday's announcement of our plans to unlock significant value by simplifying our investment portfolio, it is appropriate that we impose a hiring freeze on all non-local permanent employees and contractors across all business units and corporate functions,” Monique Carter's note said. Director of People and Organization.

Anglo American on Tuesday unveiled plans to refocus on the transition metal copper while spinning off or selling its less profitable coal, nickel, diamond and platinum businesses to challenge the world's largest miner.

The London-listed mining group has rejected BHP twice, saying BHP's proposals still significantly undervalue the company.

Anglo American did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. (Reporting by Scott Murdoch and Melanie Burton; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Christian Schmollinger)

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