General Electric will Eliminate 6,500 Jobs in Europe, Including 765 in France

general Electric has announced the loss of 6500 jobs in Europe, with 765 in France

The job cuts will impact the seat of Levallois and activities of electrical networks …

The US conglomerate General Electric (GE) announced Wednesday AFP he would cut 6,500 jobs in Europe, including 765 in France. These cuts will intervene inenergy activities which Alstom GE  completed the purchase in November 2015.

“The restructuring plan will affect several European countries and potentially impact 6,500 jobs out of a total of over 35,000. In France, 765 people will be impacted out of a total workforce of just under 9,000, mainly at the headquarters in Levallois and grid activities [power systems], “said a spokesman for GE.

Belfort site “not affected”

“In France, the Belfort site will not be affected, nor activities in renewable energy,” said the spokesman. He also stressed that the group maintained its commitment to create the final 1,000 net jobs in France.

The group has not confirmed the figure of 10,000 job cuts worldwide advanced by the daily l’Est Républicain. “In the long term, we remain convinced that the marriage of GE and Alstom will make us stronger to address this market “, assured the spokesman.

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