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Bombardier Making Massive Job Cuts

January 21, 2014

Molly McMillin, The Wichita Eagle

Jan. 21--Bombardier is cutting 1,700 jobs, including 550 at its Learjet plant in Wichita, the company told employees Tuesday.

The cuts affect contractors, represented workers and nonrepresented employees, said Bombardier spokeswoman Annie Cossette.

In Wichita, 200 workers already have departed, after being laid off in December. The Tuesday announcement means 350 more will lose their jobs in the coming weeks.

The market for light business jets has not recovered as fast as the company had hoped, Cossette said of the cuts in Wichita.

"It's a very challenging market," Cossette said.

The remainder of the layoffs will be made at Bombardier sites in Montreal, she said.

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Original headline: BRIEF: Bombardier to lay off 350 more at Wichita Learjet plant

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