WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) - Workers are speaking out after Spirit AeroSystems announced it's laying off hundreds of hourly workers in Wichita. The aviation company points to less revenue coming in.

Many workers say they feel the future might be uncertain, but they're still going to do their jobs. Some say they've been through layoffs before, and it's just part of the aviation industry.

“This was bound to happen. We haven't really been the busiest lately,” said Mike Paolini, a team lead on the repair team for Spirit AeroSystems.

Paolini isn't surprised Spirit AeroSystems is laying off 400 to 500 employees. The company has been under fire after an FAA inspection found problems in the factory. Paolini has been with Spirit for 12 years so he doesn't believe he'll be affected.

“I don't know how long it's gonna last. I have been here for layoffs before. They only lasted a few months. I mean everybody went on unemployment, anyone found jobs, a lot of times those people didn't come back and it hurt the company,” said Paolini. 

One contactor for Spirit who didn't want us to use his name knows what it is like to be out of work.

“I'm sorry people get laid off, but it's just the way it is. I've been laid off before I know the effects. You gotta be able to bounce. Get back to your next job,” said the contractor.

Spirit announced the layoffs on Thursday. In a statement it said due to high inventory levels, it must slow down operations to align the workforce with the needs of its customers.  

Workers say getting laid off isn't easy, but they have advice. 

“My only advice is to somebody who has been laid off many of times in the airplane world. You know, bounce back, there's plenty of jobs. Don't take it personally. And, you know, move on,” said the contractor.

There's no word yet on when the layoffs will happen or how long they will last. But as you can imagine every day an hourly worker may be thinking, this may be my last day.