Vestas fires 80 in Aarhus

Employees who chose not to relocate let go by wind giant

June 12th, 2014 12:53 pm| by admin

Some 60 percent of the 200 Vestas employees who were offered a chance to relocate when the company moved many of its offices from Aarhus to Copenhagen have taken the offer. However, 80 out of the 200 employees said no thanks to the move, so they have been let go.

“We are pleased that 60 percent of the Aarhus employees have accepted a job in Copenhagen or anywhere else in the group,” Vestas spokesperson Michael Zarin told TV2 East Jutland.

Zarin said that the 40 percent who did not take the offer have had their contracts terminated.

Too far beyond the pale
The company announced its intention to move to Copenhagen in March, citing the need to be closer to the media, politicians, financiers and other stakeholders as wells as the long travel time between Aarhus and Copenhagen as the two main reasons for the relocation.

READ MORE: Vestas unveils surprising first quarter results

The company's main office will remain in Aarhus, but its finance, media, communications and marketing will be done from Copenhagen.

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