Jamestown Goodrich lays off 35The Jamestown location of Goodrich Corp. laid off 35 employees Friday, some with more than 20 years of experience, the company announced today.
By: Katie Ryan, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown location of Goodrich Corp. laid off 35 employees Friday, some with more than 20 years of experience, the company announced today.
Goodrich, which designs, manufactures and supplies airplane parts, has about 600 employees in Jamestown and about 90 offices with 24,000 employees worldwide, said Laura Neel, marketing communication specialist for Goodrich Interiors.
None of the other locations have made layoffs, she said.
The layoffs, which stem from reduced consumer demand, included both entry-level and management employees but not production workers, Neel said. Some of the employees had a few years of experience and at least one of them had about 28 years of experience, she said.
“If our customers are cutting back on their demands from their suppliers such as us, then there’s less work,” she said.
The employees who lost their jobs would be eligible for rehire if consumer demand increased, Neel said, or could be hired at other Goodrich locations.
Neel said Goodrich is helping the employees it laid off with outplacement and severance packages.
Company-wide, Goodrich is trying to reduce waste, watch travel budgets and work more efficiently to reduce costs, she said, and does not anticipate more layoffs.
“I’m not aware of anything like that at this time,” she said.
Look for more information in Tuesday’s Sun.
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