HERNDON, Va., Aug. 4, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has notified the remaining employees at the Hagerstown Maintenance and Modification Center, Hagerstown, Md., that they will be laid off on August 26 and the facility will close later this year.
The workload at the facility has decreased significantly since the beginning of 2010. This is the second layoff at the facility; 95 employees were laid off in May.
"This was an extremely tough decision, but with a delay in an important U.S. Navy contract and the current lease for the facility expiring in December, there just was not a sound business case for maintaining the facility," said David Tracy, Northrop Grumman Technical Services Hagerstown site director. "We are indebted to the employees, our greatest assets, who have superbly supported our customers at this the site for many years. We are doing everything we can to communicate the way forward to them as well as identifying opportunities for them at other Northrop Grumman locations or elsewhere in the Hagerstown area."
Work at the facility will continue through September when Northrop Grumman will make its final delivery of P-3 aircraft to the U.S. Navy.
The company is working to place employees at other Northrop Grumman locations. Employees are being provided training in resume writing, interviewing skills and redeployment support. Northrop Grumman is reaching out to companies in the Washington County, Md., area and also to other aviation companies throughout the industry.
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