Job cuts loom at Maersk shipyard
Managers at Lindo, Denmark-based Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd., owned by the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, have initiated negotiations to reduce its staffing levels 'due to difficulties in obtaining new orders.'
The shipyard said that the negotiations could lead to about 140 salaried employees in the administration, design and engineering departments being made redundant.
'There will be a continued need for approximately 440 salaried employees and efforts towards obtaining new orders will continue,” the yard said in a statement.
OSS employs about 575 salaried and 2,600 waged employees. The company said it is 'open to all proposals' to lessen the impact of the job cuts, including establishing a job center.