Spirit AeroSystems announces temporary layoffs

7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, April 07 2020 Apr 7, 2020 April 07, 2020 7:17 AM April 07, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

WICHITA, Kan. - Thousands of Spirit AeroSystems employees in Wichita and other locations are being furloughed for three weeks without pay amid an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that has paralyzed air travel around the globe. The Wichita Eagle reports that most managers and hourly employees at Spirit, Wichita’s largest employer, will be placed on 21-day unpaid leave starting Wednesday. It's unclear exactly how many employees will be affected. The aircraft parts maker's company profile says it employs around 18,000. The temporary layoffs apply to Spirit employees associated with the company's Boeing commercial program. It includes Spirit employees in San Antonio and in Tulsa and McAlester locations in Oklahoma.

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