Siemens Gamesa fires 130 at blade factory

Approximately one in four jobs disappears at the turbine maker's US blade plant.

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For the first time since last month's capital markets day, Siemens Gamesa names a location to be rightsized. Monday, the turbine maker told its staff at the blade factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, that around 130 full-time jobs would be cut. The layoffs are explained by reference to market mechanisms.

"We do not take the decision lightly, but we must adjust to the market's needs and accommodate our customers' demands in an ever-changing environment," Siemens Gamesa tells EnergyWatch.

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