GE proposes to cut 1,600 jobs in Germany

The General Electric logo is seen in a Sears store in Schaumburg
The General Electric logo is seen in a Sears store in Schaumburg, Illinois, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

December 7, 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) – General Electric <GE.N> said it plans to cut around 1,600 jobs in Germany as it shrinks its troubled power generation business.

The cuts will affect staff in Mannheim, Stuttgart, Berlin, Moenchengladbach and Kassel and will be confirmed after talks with labor representatives, GE said in a statement.

(Reporting by Victoria Bryan, editing by Emma Thomasson)