Canada’s Bombardier to cut 2,200 jobs

Christian Scherer

Canadian aircraft maker, Bombardier said it will cut around 2,200 jobs at its German operation which is about a quarter of its total workforce in the country.

According to Reuters, Most of the jobs would be cut at the company’s plants in Henningsdorf near Berlin and Goerlitz on the German border with Poland, the person said.

Bombardier Inc said in October it would cut 7,500 jobs worldwide, mostly in its train-making division, in a second round of layoffs announced last year, following extended delays and budget overruns in its aerospace business.

German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported earlier on Thursday that around 2,700 of those jobs would be at the train-making business in Germany and that plant closures were on the cards.

The company has refuted that it will shut down factories, saying no such move was on the agenda, but declined to comment on how many jobs may go in Germany. A spokesman said talks with worker representatives were ongoing.

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