As it warned was possible when it cut nearly 140 jobs in September, the Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp., Charlotte, N.C., has been forced to lay off an additional 190 employees to cope with falling demand. The 20% reduction in headcount will begin at the end of the month and last through April 30, according to The Charlotte Observer.
As recently as last summer, the plant had nearly 1,000 employees. That number will drop to about 650 after the most recent layoffs.
Those losing their jobs will receive severance pay, benefits extension, a retraining allowance, help with resumes, and job placement aid, the plant’s human resources manager told the newspaper.