Advertisement

Spirit AeroSystems announces voluntary layoffs for salaried employees, management

Spirit Aerosystems Logo
Spirit Aerosystems Logo(KWCH)
Published: Oct. 7, 2020 at 4:22 PM CDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Spirit AeroSystems announced Wednesday that employees are being given the opportunity to be voluntarily laid off as the company restructures due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing grounding of the 737 MAX.

This opportunity was extended to SPEEA-represented, non-represented salary and management employees in Wichita on Tuesday.

“Production rates for commercial aircraft have fallen from historic highs to much lower volumes,” said the aviation manufacturer in a statement. "Since there is no expectation for a quick recovery, Spirit is taking steps to restructure our company for a protracted market downturn, and align our costs and workforce to market demand and production levels.

Employees must submit their layoff request for consideration by October 14, 2020.

Copyright 2020 KWCH. All rights reserved.