Aerospace company to lay off 62 workers due to ‘slower than expected recovery from pandemic’
Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel has announced plans to cut 62 jobs due to Covid-19.
In a statement a spokesman said: “Collins Aerospace in Kilkeel is currently facing a slower than expected recovery from the pandemic. As a result, Collins is conducting voluntary and involuntary separation plans for approximately 62 employees in our Kilkeel site.
“These actions are not taken lightly and are critical as we remain committed to ensure the long-term success of our business and the viability of our Kilkeel site.”
The spokesman could not yet say what proportion of the 62 redunancies would be voluntary or involuntary.
Collins Aerospace is a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp, a leading global company in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry.
In April 2020 Kilkeel staff adapted the machinery they use to make aircraft seat fabric to produce more than 2,000 scrub kits for doctors and nurses battling the pandemic.
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