BUCHAREST, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Romania's top oil and gas firm Petrom SNPP.BX, majority owned by Austria's OMV (OMVV.VI), is to cut 3,000 jobs, just under a tenth of its workforce, a state employment agency spokesman told a TV station on Wednesday.
"We are talking 3,000 jobs across the country," Dragos Parvan, spokesman at a local employment agency branch, told Realiatea TV.
Petrom was not immediately available for comment.
Romanian unemployment is expected to rise sharply this year from relatively low levels around 4 percent as companies cut production because of slumping global demand.
At 1040 GMT Petrom shares traded up 0.6 percent on the day at 0.1660 per share, compared with a five-year low of 0.1260 hit in October. (Reporting by Luiza Ilie, editing by Will Waterman)