Siemens Gamesa Plans Job Cuts Amid Restructuring

Siemens Gamesa is planning to reduce its staff by about 15%, which equates to 4,100 jobs.
Siemens Gamesa is planning to reduce its staff by about 15%, which equates to 4,100 jobs.

Siemens Energy’s wind turbine division, Siemens Gamesa, is preparing to reduce its workforce by approximately 15%, equivalent to 4,100 jobs.

Reuters on Tuesday saw the decision conveyed by the unit’s Chief Executive, Jochen Eickholt, in an internal letter addressed to staff.

Rationale Behind the Cuts:

Eickholt emphasized the need for adjustments due to various factors, including lower business volumes, reduced activity in non-core markets, and a streamlined portfolio.

These changes reflect the industry’s evolving demands and are essential for the unit’s future sustainability.

Consultation Process and Official Confirmation:

While the company has not officially confirmed the number of job losses, a spokesperson for Siemens Energy mentioned that this information would be disclosed once consultations with all stakeholders are finalized. Further details were withheld at this stage.

Spanish newspaper El Correo originally reported the news of the job cuts. The news comes shortly after Siemens Energy outlined significant restructuring measures for Siemens Gamesa, indicating the likelihood of workforce reductions.

Mitigating Impact and Future Outlook:

Eickholt assured employees that despite the challenging announcement, efforts would be made to maintain stability within Siemens Gamesa’s workforce.

This would involve redistributing roles and potentially hiring additional staff in other division areas, aligning with previous statements made by Siemens Energy CEO Christian Bruch.

Leadership Transition and Forward Planning:

Eickholt, who will step down at the end of July, acknowledged the difficulties employees face but reiterated confidence in the wind business’s future prospects, affirming its strategic importance within Siemens Energy’s portfolio.

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