According to Cincinnati.com, BAE Systems will shed about 200 jobs through September. The cuts will take the local company’s employment of 630 to around 430 persons.
This past September, the West Chester/Fairfield company announced that it would reduce its workforce by an additional 300 positions by the end of 2010. After those reductions, the company had reduced its employment to about 850 persons.
Information provided by Cincinnati.com shows that the local operation, which employed about 1,800 people at the start of 2010, has experienced a marked decrease in production volumes due to the winding down of some long-standing programs, leaner defense budgets and a challenging economy.
“Our leaders recognize the impact that reductions have on our employees, their families and the community at large. However, it is critical that we position ourselves for future growth and secure new programs with a leaner workforce,” Chris Chambers, vice president and general manager of the Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Product Line, told Cincinnati.com.
For more information about the cuts, visit Cincinnat.com’s story “BAE to shed another 200 jobs.”
BAE Systems is located at 9113 Le Saint Drive in Fairfield. It is between Port Union Road and Mulhauser Road, just west of 747.