Mining company BHP Billiton is looking at cutting thousands of jobs from its iron ore operations in WA.
The miner has already announced the loss of 500 jobs in recent months, including 100 at its headquarters in Perth. The ABC understands up to 3,000 jobs could go from BHP's iron ore division, which currently employs 16,000 people. A BHP spokeswoman said external consultants have been employed to conduct a review in order to cut costs. The ABC understands many of the jobs losses will involve contractors whose positions are coming to an end and their contracts will not be renewed.