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Hawker Beechcraft issues 100 layoff notices

Hawker Beechcraft issued 60-day layoff warnings this week to 100 Wichita employees and to one Salina employee, according to the Kansas Department of Labor.

The notices were the most recent since Sept. 30 when the company issued 60-day warnings to 13 Wichita workers.  So far this year, the company has issued 459 layoff notices, according to the Department of Labor.

The layoffs come as Hawker Beechcraft strives to close Plants I and II in east Wichita and send work to outside suppliers and to its facility in Mexico to cut costs.

A Hawker Beechcraft spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.