Spirit slates another round of layoffs

Aug 30, 2013 | 04:27 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  Spirit Aerosystems, Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, SPEEA, Boeing, National Labor Relations Board, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, WARN, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Spirit AeroSystems Inc. announced another round of layoffs as its largest white-collar union applied for federal assistance.

In a move designed to "balance" its labor force, the Wichita, Kan.-based aerospace subcontractor said it plans "additional work force reductions" of both management and salaried employees in Wichita, starting in September.

"The number is not yet determined," a Spirit spokesman told AMM this past week. In July, Spirit furloughed 360 employees in Kansas and Oklahoma (amm.com, July 25), later disclosing it intends to sell its Oklahoma operations. (amm.com, Aug. 6).....

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