20 Sep '12, 3pm

Siemens Lays Off 38% of US Workforce - Cites Lack of Wind Power Support Romney Favors

That wind power jobs and installations in the US rise and fall in line with federal tax policy for the renewable energy source is solidly established, with the wind industry long warning politicians that jobs will be lost if the wind power tax credit is allowed to expire—a position largely backed by Republicans in Congress barring those from states likely to be affected, as well as presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Now, in anticipation of the tax credit expiring at the end of the year, Siemens has announced that 615 employees will be laid off , a reduction of its US workforce of 38%. The layoffs will occur at plants in Iowa, Kansas, and Florida. The company says a workforce adjustment is necessary until market demand for turbines revives. Analysts forecast US turbine installations could reach 12GW this year but plunge to between 1.5GW and 3GW in 2013, as developers freez...

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