Out Of State Companies Want Kansas Workers

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October 18, 2010

About a dozen out of state aviation companies are in Wichita looking to hire. This after union members voted down the company's latest contract offer over the weekend. In the long run that could mean more people in the running for aviation jobs.

The future of Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita is up in the air. It reportedly has a huge incentive offer from Louisiana to move its plant to Baton Rouge.

Monday, hundreds of laid off aircraft workers lined up at the Aviation, Aerospace and Defense Expo at the Wichita Marriott. A dozen aviation companies from all over the country are in the air capital to hire experienced people hoping they will be willing to re-locate.

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson offered his own incentive package to Hawker before the vote, contingent on union members passing the contract offer.

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