Dan Jarvis, Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, said: “My heart goes out to workers and families who face an uncertain future, and there is no doubt this is a blow. Forgemasters is synonymous with Sheffield and has a track record of creating good jobs and apprenticeships for people in the city and beyond.
“However, I know the people and businesses of South Yorkshire are resilient and innovative. It is these traits that will power not just the recovery from COVID, but renewal for our economy.
“The Sheffield City Region Growth Hub is here to guide employers through these challenging times and help is available for individuals through the new Jobsfuse scheme. With the LEP and our local authority leaders, we will stop at nothing to support our region, and build a stronger, greener, fairer future.
“However, we need the Government to put their money where their mouth is on a manifesto commitment to level up the economy. That means backing South Yorkshire’s industry and innovators at the Comprehensive Spending Review, so we can kickstart our fightback from the pandemic – unlocking a jobs-rich recovery and prosperity.”