Up to 175 jobs in the West Midlands are being axed at energy firm E.ON.
The jobs are being shed following a review of the energy giant’s property services arm at Kingswinford, it has been revealed.
The firm, whose UK headquarters are in Coventry, said the vast majority of the jobs would be cut from the Kingswinford operation.
A spokeswoman for E.ON said: “The roles will come from a mix of areas including gas service and maintenance and facilities management.
“Following a review of our property services businesses, we have decided to exit a number of areas that we were previously active in.
“This will result in a number of internal changes to the business, with 175 employees leaving E.ON. The changes have come about as a result of economic conditions.”
The spokeswoman said the job cuts followed an economic downturn affecting the social housing market, where E.ON was heavily involved.
The company is one of the UK’s leading energy suppliers and the second largest electricity generator in Britain.
Parent group E.ON is the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas company, and has its headquarters in Germany. E.ON employs a total of 4,500 people in the UK.