Source: Hawker Beechcraft layoffs total 300, company did not release a number

Hawker Beechcraft (October 18, 2010)
Hawker Beechcraft (October 18, 2010) The Wichita Eagle

City officials have heard the layoffs at Hawker Beechcraft today could range from 400 upwards to 1,000 employees.

The company warned employees last week that 60-day layoff notices would be issued today as the market for small-to-midsize business aircraft remains weak.

The cuts will affect all aspects of the company, the letter to employees said.

Hawker Beechcraft spokeswoman Sarah Estes said the company would make a statement about the work force reduction around 2 p.m. today after employees have been notified.