German technology giant Siemens is to cut jobs as part of the restructuring announced last spring in order to save one billion euros, they confirmed on Friday. The news had already reached Bloomberg press agency on Thursday, when they mentioned the loss of 7,400 jobs. The group employing 362,000 people across 190 countries points out in a press release that these job cuts will hit mostly administrative staff and management. But the total workforce will remain “in effect the same”, as they have recruited over 11,000 around the world since last autumn.
The Siemens site in Belgium is located in Huizingen (Beersel) and employs between 1,400 and 1,500 people.
On Thursday, Belgian unions said they were hoping to get more information on this redundancy plan and on its consequences in our country very soon.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)