MUNICH May 30 German conglomerate
confirmed on Friday that some 11,600 jobs would be affected by a
restructuring unveiled by Chief Executive Joe Kaeser earlier
this month, but said not all of these positions would
necessarily be cut.
In an emailed statement, a Siemens spokesman acknowledged
that Kaeser had made clear at a conference in New York on
Thursday that the end of the company's sector-based structure
would affect 7,600 jobs worldwide. An additional 4,000 would be
affected by the abolition of country clusters.
"For now, Mr Kaeser has only said how many positions are
affected by the organisational restructuring," the email from
spokesman Alexander Becker said. "But removing jobs in one area
does not necessarily have to mean job cuts."
(Reporting by Noah Barkin and Jens Hack; Editing by Arno