The electronics group Siemens responds with incisions on the problems in its comprehensive process industry and drives. Worldwide were affected around 2,500 jobs, including 2,000 in Germany and here mainly in Bavaria, the company said. Approximately, half of the jobs would be abolished or relocated.Concretely, at the site Ruhstorf near Passau affected around 700 jobs in Bad Neustadt / Saale 350, in Nuremberg and 750 in Erlangen more than 150 points. In Berlin it is to go to about 20 to 30 jobs.
Siemens is in the works large electrical drives for the oil, gas and mining industries. For some time the drive division suffers from weak demand from the oil and gas industry, as customers hold in the face of falling oil prices with orders back. Increasing levels of competition in the oil and gas and metals and mining make a reorganization of the capacity necessary to Siemens justified because the cuts.
Because of the problems, the Head of Division was replaced last year, now is they led by Jürgen Brandes. In Germany, Siemens employs in the field of business with an annual turnover of around nine billion euros 16,000 employees, there are about 46,000 employees worldwide
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the IG Metall rejected the plans and announced strong opposition. Of the promised by Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser rest in the company there was nothing to feel criticized Bavarian IG Metall district head Jürgen Wechsler. Again reacting Siemens “reflexively and without ideas” with job cuts to market changes.
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser has many times stated cutbacks since taking office. Due to the corporate restructuring and the difficulties in the electricity sector and in other ailing divisions he ran a total of about 13,000 jobs.
At the same time Siemens will also adjust: Given the expansion of investment, including research and development, we expect in the coming years, with at least 25,000 new hires worldwide each year, including about 3000 in Germany, the company said .