Siemens continues to rehire wind power workers at Kansas plant

Siemens rehires workers at Hutchinson Kansas wind turbine facility

Siemens (NYSE: SI) has brought the payroll at its plant in Hutchinson, Kan. back up to about 300 employees after cutting to 152 last September, according to a report in the Hutchinson News.

Kevin Hazel, vice president of operations for Siemens Wind Power in the Americas, told the News the plant would continue to adjust the number of employees in response to customer orders. The plant has recalled all permanent employees on its call-back list, and Hazel said he did not anticipate employment numbers at the plant dropping this year.

“We’re very actively negotiating with some customers, and we’re optimistic we’ll not end up going down,” Hazel told the News. “It’s just a matter of how much up and when. We always react to the market activity. We’re optimistic.”

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