CRANBERRY TWP — Westinghouse Electric plans to eliminate 665 positions worldwide.
Reports indicated the nuclear power giant would likely institute the cuts — representing about 5 percent of its total workforce — across its global operations, without focusing on any one segment or location.
It was unclear how the news would affect the company’s global headquarters in Cranberry Township.
The cutbacks include open positions that have not been filled, according to Westinghouse spokesman Vaughn Gilbert.
This news comes less than a year after the company eliminated about 200 jobs in a round of voluntary separations and layoffs.
The company has been forced to re-evaluate its business strategies in the wake of the global recession and the effects of the Japanese nuclear crisis on worldwide demand for nuclear power.