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Arrium hiring new workers despite troubles

Troubled steelmaker Arrium is hiring dozens of new workers in Whyalla to keep up with rising demand for its products.

The company, which went into voluntary administration earlier this year, says increasing demand from NSW and Victoria has led it to add another shift at the Whyalla Steelworks, a move that will create 44 jobs by mid-2017.

The announcement comes as all of Arrium's creditors prepare to meet for the second time in Sydney on Friday, where they will discuss administrator KordaMentha's recommendation to sell the company off to the highest bidder.