Mon, Feb 09, 2009
Some Production Workers To Be Reduced To Three Or Four Days Per
On the heels of
last week's announcement of job cuts now
affecting a total of 4,600 workers, the Cessna Aircraft Company
unveiled an additional strategy on Friday to shorten the work week
for some production workers.
The Associated Press reports affected employees were notified by
managers in person of the planned cutbacks. Cessna spokesman Doug
Oliver said, "The key is to keep inventory from building up and to
make sure that we are producing only the parts we need to produce
the number of aircraft we are going to produce this year."
Oliver said the shortened work schedule will commence on
February 13, and is slated to continue for seven weeks. Other
cost-cutting measures are being explored, including forced time off
for some employees.
"I don't foresee a plant-wide shutdown, but details are being
worked on specific future furloughs," Oliver said. "We think we are
at a level -- given current economic conditions -- that will carry
us through this year and perhaps even next year."
Wichita has seen cutbacks recently from its other aircraft
manufacturers as well. Last week, Hawker Beechcraft announced
the layoff of 2,300 workers, closely followed
two days later by Bombardier Aerospace's layoff of 350 workers.
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