Spirit AeroSystems issues pink slips

Jul 25, 2013 | 06:18 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Spirit AeroSystems, layoffs, buyout rumor, SPEEA, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerosapce, Boeing, Airbus, labor dispute Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Spirit AeroSystems Inc. is laying off 360 employees amid stock market rumors that the aerospace subcontractor might be in play.

Employees given furlough notices included salaried support and management personnel in Kansas and Oklahoma, the Wichita, Kansas-based airframe manufacturer said. The reduction was described by Spirit as a "strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment."....

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