Friday, October 22, 2010
Hawker Beechcraft has unveiled more details on a series of layoffs announced earlier. The first round of WARN notices went out today.
The Wichita aircraft maker had said that 350 employees would be laid off. On Friday, the company notified 350 salaried workers they were no longer employed.
Hawker Beechcraft also released a timeline for May through August of next year for the 800 layoffs announced earlier this month in its contract offer.
The following is an excerpt from Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture regarding the cuts:
-We will move our operations out of Plant I no later than August 2011 and as a result reduce our employment by approximately 470.
-We will move our operations out of Plant II no later than May 2011 and as a result reduce our employment by approximately 30.
-We will move King Air-related back shop operations out of Plant IV no later than August 2011 and as a result reduce our employment by approximately 195.
-We will move electrical and upholstery from Building 94 no later than July 2011 and as a result reduce our employment by approximately 80 employees.
-We will complete the third and final phase of the outsourcing of our Logistic Center operations by January 2011 and as a result reduce our union employment by another 45 employees.
The work from these shops will be transferred to third-party suppliers and to our operations in Mexico.
Click here to read the complete letter from Hawker Beechcraft.