Spirit AeroSystems announces additional layoffs

Spirit Aerosystems (KSN File Photo)
Spirit Aerosystems (KSN File Photo)

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WICHITA, Kansas – Spirit Aerosystems announced that they will be laying off more people next month.

The company says the actions are the result of an ongoing workforce assessment designed to balance the workforce, reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency and drive improved performance.

Spirit says the layoffs will be accomplished through a voluntary retirement program, a voluntary layoff program, and following the voluntary exercise, a layoff of management and salaried employees.

Final numbers of employees impacted have not yet been determined.

Spirit says details will be shared directly with eligible and included employees in the coming weeks.

The company will offer a lump sum severance payment and career transition services to employees who are laid off, and a lump sum severance payment and healthcare bridging option to employees who are eligible for the voluntary retirement program.

Thursday’s announcement came roughly a month after Spirit said it was laying off about 360 salaried support and management workers at its facilities in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Spirit has about 11,000 employees in Wichita and 2,500 at its plant in Tulsa, making large airplane components for such manufacturers as Boeing and Airbus.

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