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CIRRUS FEELS THE PINCH

PUBLISHED: 12:10 30 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:56 10 October 2012

Over 100 employees laid off this week

CIRRUS Design has laid off 105 of its workers this week and plans are afoot to reduce the working week to just three days.

While acknowledging current economic strife is largely to blame for the layoffs, the company said the job cuts are part of an overall drive by Cirrus to streamline its operations.

Company president Brett Wouters commented:

"We have a very good work force obviously of more than a hundred people -- we're very attuned to making airplanes and the kind of work we need to do to support our customers in the field. I really don't believe it will have any impact - again, it's part of a longer strategy, and if I thought that, we wouldn't have made the adjustments - it's not about the short term demand."

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