General Electric to Cut 6,500 Jobs in Europe at Former Alstom Businesses

PARIS— General Electric Co. said Wednesday it plans to cut 6,500 jobs in Europe at the businesses the U.S. conglomerate bought from Alstom last year.

A total of 765 jobs will be cut in France, with the majority of those made at Alstom’s headquarters in the Paris suburb of Levallois and at the electric grid unit, a spokesman for GE said Wednesday.

GE has begun talks with unions in France, he said, adding the company maintains its commitment to add 1,000 net jobs to its total head count in the country over the first three years following the acquisition.