Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
All Poland
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.1 - Electric power generation, transmission and distribution

260 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
21 January 2016
Foreseen end date
31 December 2017


American conglomerate General Electric (GE) has announced that it will cut about 260 jobs in Poland within next two years. The restructuring programme is a part of GE’s plan to restructure operations across Europe and cut 6,500 jobs by 2018. The programme is a result of the takeover of the transmission grid and power company Alstom in November 2015. In CEE, about 3% of jobs are expected to be cut. In Poland, GE acquired two Alstom’s facilities located in Elbląg and Wrocław.

GE has been operating in Poland for 24 years. During the period 2014-2015 the company created 400 jobs in the country.


  • 21 January 2016: Wirtualnay Nowy Przemysł


Eurofound (2016), General Electric, Internal restructuring in Poland, factsheet number 86391, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86391.