Sixty-day layoff notices are going out to Cessna Aircraft employees this morning. In September, the company announced it would cut 700 jobs — or 11 percent of its work force — because of continued weak orders.
Cessna employs 8,600 workers, including 6,200 in Wichita. That figure is down about half from November 2008 when Cessna employed 16,000, including 12,000 in Wichita.
Since late 2008, Wichita’s aviation industry has lost about 13,000 jobs.