Kongsberg Maritime sheds another 100 jobs

Kongsberg Maritime sheds another 100 jobs

Kongsberg Maritime has said it will lose another 100 permanent employees, which will bring the total number of people made redundant to 200 since October, reports say.

At an open meeting in Norway on Thursday, the Kongsberg group’s director of communications Ronny Lie said the downsizing was necessary due to the company’s reduced activities in the offshore service sector as a result of persistently low oil prices.

The previous 100 positions were lost through voluntary retirement, reduced use of consultants and internal transfers to other positions within the Kongsberg group, Lie told Dagens Næringsliv.

Kongsberg Maritime had a total of 4,692 employees at the end of March this year.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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