Bombardier To Reduce Wichita Workforce Amid Global Job Cuts

Feb 17, 2016

Bombardier, the parent company of Learjet, says it plans to cut 7,000 jobs over the next two years.
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Bombardier announced on Wednesday that it plans to cut approximately 7,000 jobs from its global workforce over the next two years, including jobs in Wichita.

The Montreal-based aircraft company says the job cuts will include production and non-production employees. At the same time, cuts are being made, the company plans to hire for other positions in growing areas of its business. Mark Masluch, with Bombardier, said the move is part of an effort to cut costs and increase operation efficiency.

“In Wichita, the impact will be 220 team members over the course of the next year or two years," Masluch says. "Within the business aircraft division that's based in Wichita, the number is 150 of the 220.”

Bombardier Inc., the parent company of Learjet, has been modifying production rates for some of its aircraft. Masluch says they are adjusting the workforce to meet market demand. The positions that will be eliminated are mostly in Canada and Europe.

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