Mon, Jan 26, 2009
Production Slump To Hit Workforce Once Again
Workers at Hawker Beechcraft who
felt relief at escaping almost 500 job cuts at the company last
year got some bad news last Wednesday -- the company is working on
plans for further cuts to be announced in a few weeks.
Vice President Rich Jiwanlal, who heads up human resources at
HBC, did not offer any details.
The Associated Press is citing a letter from Jiwanlal in
reporting that the company is reviewing its business in an effort
to reconcile first-quarter and full-year 2009 production needs with
the size of its work force.
"I wanted to use this opportunity to assure you that we are
taking every possible step to minimize the impact of the reduction
on our employees, their families and our company," the memo
As ANN reported, Hawker Beech announced in
November it would cut 500 jobs, in the face of a drop in production
rates for its varied line of piston aircraft, turboprop and
business jets. Not helping matters is the fact HBC carries close to
$2.4 billion in debt, and by Schuster's own admission expects to
pay close to half a million per day in interest expenses this
For now, Hawker Beechcraft employs more than 9,000 people, most
at its plant in Wichita, KS.
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