As we had announced in July, Sikorsky is consolidating operations and is not renewing our lease for the Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) property in West Palm Beach, Florida. This is due to substantial workload reductions at FAFO and to reduce costs by eliminating overcapacity. We are continuing to operate the Development Flight Center (DFC) on the same campus, which employs approximately 600 people.
While we had announced in July that we anticipated this action to impact approximately 500 employees, we were able to reduce that number to about 120 due to attrition and aggressive job placement efforts – including arranging for qualified workers to transfer to jobs within other Lockheed Martin businesses.
Most of those workers impacted by this previously announced action are departing the company today.
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Your numbers are way off. At our peak, the entire FL campus only had 750 hourly employs and that was before LM owned Sikorsky. Today there might be 100 or so left waiting to be clobbered. Yes, there were people laid off in DFC per seniority.
DFC didn’t lay-off any employees???