Spirit AeroSystems announces temporary layoffs
April 8, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Thousands of Spirit AeroSystems employees in Wichita and other locations are being furloughed for three weeks without pay amid an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that has paralyzed air travel around the globe.
Most managers and hourly employees at Spirit, Wichita's largest employer, were informed in a company email that they will be placed on 21-day unpaid leave starting Wednesday, the Wichita Eagle reported. It's unclear exactly how many employees will be affected. The aircraft parts maker's company profile says it employs around 18,000.
The temporary layoffs apply...