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No furloughs planned this year for Hawker Beechcraft

Employees at Hawker Beechcraft learned recently that the company is not planning mandatory furloughs this year, as it did in 2009 in response to the downturn in the market.

“Given our 2010 work plans, the company intends to maintain a normal operational schedule,” said a memo from Rich Jiwanlal, Hawker Beechcraft vice president of human resources.

The company is, however, encouraging workers to use their vacation around traditional holidays, such as the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Still, Hawker Beechcraft “continues to face real challenges given the current state of the industry,” Jiwanlal said in the memo. “If business conditions change requiring the above approach to be revisited, we will notify you promptly.”