Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Westinghouse to Cut 665 Jobs Worldwide

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Westinghouse to Cut 665 Jobs Worldwide

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Westinghouse Electric Co. confirmed Wednesday it plans to eliminate about 665 jobs from its payroll, a reduction of about 5 percent of its global workforce as the Cranberry-based energy company continues to face slackened international demand for nuclear energy.

The layoffs are not aimed at any particular department or region, but will include positions at the Cranberry headquarters, company spokesman Vaughn Gilbert said. The company employs about 6,000 workers in Western Pennsylvania.

The eliminated positions will include jobs that are open but haven't been filled. No timetable was given for when the layoffs would occur.

It is the second round of layoffs in less than a year at Westinghouse. Last May, the company eliminated about 200 jobs in its "infrastructure" units of law, finance and human relations.

The nuclear industry has faced severe headwinds since the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan, where General Electric reactors failed after a devastating tsunami. …

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