General Dynamics eliminates jobs
WILLISTON — Defense contractor General Dynamics is cutting its Vermont workforce by 35 employees, a company spokesman said Thursday.
The company is consolidating two divisions in St. Petersburg, Fla., spokesman Karl Johnson said.
General Dynamics’ Vermont workforce drops to 275 with the cuts. The jobs that were cut included engineering, administrative and program management positions.
“We have come to the place where we’re going to eliminate 35 jobs,” Johnson told the Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/13k1qb4 ).
The company’s Vermont operation is part of its combat systems division, which makes guns and ammunition for fighter aircraft, tanks and other military vehicles. It also makes armor systems for military vehicles.
The company has a weapons test range in Jericho as well as the Williston facility.
The employees whose jobs were being terminated would get a “transition benefit” based on their time with the company and be eligible for “outplacement workshops” that the company is organizing, Johnson said.
“The employees were told today, so the cuts will start to occur from now until the end of the year,” he said.MORE IN Vermont NewsThe leader of the Vermont Workers’ Center is taking his fight for higher wages and affordable... Full StoryMONTPELIER — A man seen manning big fishing rods and harpooning huge fish on the reality show... Full Story
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