Cessna layoffs

January 12, 2009 12:43:35 PM PST
Cessna Aircraft Co. says it is laying off 2,000 employees. The announcement was made in an e-mail to workers Monday. The work force reductions will be implemented across the Wichita-based company's facilities and affect all pay categories.

Spokesman Robert Stangarone says workers will receive a 60-day notice within the next few weeks, with the job cuts occurring in March.

Cessna is Wichita's biggest employer, with 12,000 employees. The company - a unit of Textron Inc. - also has 1,300 people working at its Independence facility.