Thursday, May 23, 2013
Approximately 100 Cessna aircraft workers were laid off today, sources tell KAKE News.
Sources tell KAKE aviation reporter Chris Frank the layoffs include salaried, non-union workers. The cuts do not involve union workers who are represented by a contract.
Cessna released the following statement today:
On April 29, Cessna announced as part of the Voluntary Retirement Plan offering that the company would also proceed with involuntary separations based on performance and scope of work. The communication at that time indicated that notification of these involuntary separations would occur within the next 30 days.
Today’s actions represent the implementation of the plans announced last month.