WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Hawker Beechcraft has announced another round of layoffs, this one affecting about 125 workers.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/N7oPly ) reported that a letter to staff Friday said the layoffs come amid a ``challenging and rapidly changing environment.'' Company officials wrote that they'll continue to evaluate the company's operations and ``initiate reductions in force and implement furloughs'' when deemed appropriate.
The Wichita-based aircraft manufacturer filed for bankruptcy protection in May. Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has struggled with the sluggish business jet market more than other plane makers because it was purchased in a highly-leveraged deal at the peak of the general aviation market. Soon afterward, the market tanked.
Those receiving the notices are hourly and non-hourly employees spread across several areas of the Wichita campus.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.