Dominion Diamonds says it will be rehiring the employees it laid off in June. The Canadian mining company temporarily laid off about 300 workers from its Ekati diamond mine in the North West Territories after a fire at a processing plant on June 23. At the time, the company said it needed to save money while it closed down operations to repair the plant, CBC News reported.
CEO Brendan Bell said the plant should be back up and running by the end of the month, with all of its laid-off employees and contractors coming back. Bell said that rehiring began on Tuesday, with all employees expected back at work by the end of September.