Thu, May 20, 2004
Will Hire 400 Workers
And, lo, the clouds
parted, the rains ceased and the winds died down. The storm
appeared to be over.
Cessna is hiring 400 workers -- many of them who had been
previously laid off. Could it be that the dark days which have
plagued the aviation industry in an almost Biblical sense have
"We are currently working on our new products and ramping them
up, such as the (Citation) CJ3 and the Sovereign," said Cessna
spokeswoman Jessica Myers in an interview with the Wichita
That's remarkable, considering Cessna cut more than 3,300 jobs
since the industry downturn after 9/11. Last summer, the company
gave about 6,000 of its workers -- two-thirds of its entire force
-- an unpaid vacation for several weeks.
Myers says the announcement "is very good news," an indication
that "things might be turning around."
We can only hope....
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