Thursday, February 12, 2009

Layoffs Coming At Jet-Engine Maker Pratt & Whitney

Workers assemble a PW500 engine destined for a Cesna Citation at the Pratt & Whitney plant in Longueuil, Que., in December 2006. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From The CBC:

Aircraft engine maker Pratt & Whitney Canada is poised to lay off as many as 1,000 employees worldwide in the coming months.

Employees were told on Wednesday that layoffs are on the horizon, company spokesperson Pierre Boisseau said.

The company employs 10,000 people around the world, including 7,000 people in Canada. Most of the company's workforce is in the province of Quebec.

"Given the current economic context, we are putting measures into place to reduce costs and to reduce our global workforce," Boisseau told CBC News.

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