Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has reduced 10% of its 1,100 strong manufacturing workforce in Colorado, US.
The company laid off workers at its Windsor and Brighton blade factories to adjust for forecasted capacity.
"Vestas regrets to have to lay off highly skilled employees, yet the dismissals are necessary in order to adjust manufacturing capacity to the expected market demand for wind turbines in 2013," the company said in a statement.
An increase in tower supply contracts with third parties for wind projects in North America, however, resulted in increased activity at the company’s tower factory in Pueblo.
Vestas will therefore, add over 100 jobs at the tower factory by April 2013.
The announcement does not impact employees at the Vestas nacelle factory in Brighton; the reduction and hiring of Vestas’ workforce is a part of its flexible business strategy implemented in 2012.
As part of the strategy, the company can reduce or increase employees based on the current business requirement and market demands.