Thursday, July 25, 2013

360 layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. announced Thursday that approximately 360 salaried support and management employees at its Kansas and Oklahoma facilities are receiving layoff notices. The company is offering affected employees severance benefits and career transition services.

Today's action is a strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment, and results from an ongoing workforce assessment designed to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency and drive improved performance,” the company said in a press release.

Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kan., is one of the world's largest designers and manufacturers of aerospace structures for commercial aircraft.

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