Skip to comments.Hawker Beechcraft sheds more jobs
Posted on 11/08/2012 12:12:09 PM PST by Arthurio
Layoff notices will be sent to about 410 Hawker Beechcraft employees, as the company plans to close facilities in three locations and shut down its business jet production.
The Wichita Eagle reported that 60-day notices will be issued Nov. 9 to affected employees in Wichita, Kan., where the company is based, along with Little Rock, Ark., where the last of the Hawker business jets are being completed. Job cuts will also be made in San Antonio and Mesa, Ariz., the Eagle reported, quoting from a letter to employees signed by CEO Steve Miller and Chairman Bill Boisture:
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Can’t blame anyone for going Gault now.
Alright, I have a question to anyone in the aerospace industry, my son is currently in college with an aerospace engineering degree as his major...should he reconsider aerospace for some other engineering degree?
This is hard to blame solely on Obama...it all stems from a buy out in 2007 and bad timing of that buy out. This would have happen no matter who had been president the past 4 years.
No. Keep the aero degree, just don’t expect to work at smaller aviation companies.
“No. Keep the aero degree, just dont expect to work at smaller aviation companies.”
Maybe stay, we will need master degreed people with high math skills
otherwise, I have no clue, aerospace in the northewast is dead, Boeing in SC might still go good, but Obama union busting will cause problems
Hawker beech closing again is more a sign of the market, not Obama, too many competitors and it is a specific aircraft most repair facilities wont hire those without experience on them
same skill set, different airplane, but they wont hire, go figure, nobody teaches anyone anymore
I say keep him in school for the masters, keep it technical if he can do it, learn all the software programs he can, do the internships he can in all the major manufacturers
Sorry this is late.
The son of a friend of mine has worked six months as a temp here in NC in three years with a new NC State BS in mechanical engineering. Nothing else. He’s lucky mommy paid for his degree.
(According to the Triangle Business Journal)...Except for electrical engineers, the overall (official) rate for all engineering majors here in NC, plus Va and SC is 45%.
My plumber, however, is making a fortune.
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