CSIRO reduce job cuts but still 275 to go

CSIRO has announced a new climate research hub for Hobart, employing 40 fulltime scientists. (AAP)

Plans for a new climate research centre in Hobart will mean Tasmanian job losses at the CSIRO will go from 140 down to 10, the state government says.

Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman says he has been told the number of staff lost to the state's CSIRO workforce will be greatly reduced under plans for a new climate research hub in Hobart.

The agency on Tuesday revealed plans for a research centre, staffed by 40 scientists who had otherwise been part of some 140 personnel to be cut across the state and more than 300 nationally.

"We are advised that the number of staff reductions in Tasmania from CSIRO's restructure will be significantly reduced down to 10-15 staff, which will be offset over time as the new climate research centre is established," Mr Hodgman said.

Source: AAP

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