BAE Systems plans layoffs in 2016

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) BAE Systems, an international aerospace and defense company, announced Tuesday plans to reduce its Fort Wayne workforce by no more than 10 percent later this year. BAE employs approximately 1,000 people at its facility located on Airport Expressway just west of Ardmore Avenue.

A BAE spokesperson contacted by NewsChannel 15 attributes the move to “delays in certain programs and less than anticipated workload levels at this facility.”

The spokesperson indicated affected employees will be notified by early July. The reduction will include both International Union of Electronic, Electrical, Salaried, Machine and Furniture Workers-Communications Workers of America (IUE-CWA) union represented and non-union employees.

Just last September, BAE held a ribbon cutting at its Airport Expressway facility which was built to replace an aging building located on Taylor Street. There had been speculation BAE would move its operations out of Fort Wayne where parts for aircraft engine controls and cain systems are made.


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