Defense contractor BAE Systems announced that it will cut another 300 jobs at its armoring plant in West Chester due in part of the lost of a key Army truck contract.
The plant will begin to lay off employees this month and will continue make reductions through the winter.
“It’s never easy to make reductions as we realize the impact these decisions have on our employees and their families,” said Don Dutton, vice president of BAE Systems’ Platform Survivability business, in a statement.
“Although it is disheartening, we must face the fact that in order to remain competitive, we must control costs and align and adjust our business to current customer needs and production requirements.”
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, after the reductions, BAE, which employed about 1,800 at the start of this year, will have reduced employment to about 850.
The company will provide advanced notice to the affected workers. The company will also offer severance pay and help finding jobs to those affected.