UPDATE: Spirit AeroSystems Announces Layoffs

Friday, January 10th 2020, 5:03 am
By: News On 6

Spirit AeroSystems announced that it is laying off approximately 2,800 employees at its Wichita, Kansas facility. They plan smaller workforce reductions later this month at Tulsa and McAlester plants, a news release said.

Spirit officials said the layoffs are because of the 737 MAX production suspension and ongoing uncertainty of when production will resume. 

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Officials said Spirit is a significant supplier of the 737 MAX program, and the MAX represents more than 50 percent of Spirit's annual revenue. 

The company said layoffs will start on January 22nd.