In response to the drop in demand for fossil fuel energy, General Electric — the world’s largest maker of gas turbines — announced plans to cut 12,000 jobs. Quartz reports: Those cuts will mostly come from GE’s power division, which energy-generation technologies. The reduction will account for 18% of the division’s workforce and affect both professional and production employees, the company said in a statement. The majority of job losses will occur outside the U.S., Bloomberg reports. In a statement, Russell Stokes, the division’s president and CEO, said disruptions to the power market were “driving significantly lower volumes in products and services.” Demand for GE’s power-generation equipment has stalled in part because of renewable energy growth, says Robert McCarthy, an analyst at Stifel Financial.

The move is part of a larger restructuring effort under GE’s new chief executive John Flannery, who has faced immense pressure to regain the company’s footing since the helm in June of this year. GE’s stock price plunged 44% this year, the worst performer on the Dow, according to Bloomberg. The company to cut $3.5 of expenses across its divisions by the end of 2018, including a $1 cut from the power division.


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