WASHINGTON Jan 14 General Dynamics Corp
on Monday said it notified 139 of its employees at the U.S. Army
Depot in Anniston, Alabama last week that they face layoffs
beginning in March due to a reduction in the company's
production of Stryker vehicles.
General Dynamics issued notices to the workers under the
federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act, notifying
them that the expected layoffs will kick in from March through
April, said company spokesman Peter Keating.
The company already laid off 98 people at the facility last
year. The latest layoff notices will reduce the number of
General Dynamics workers from just over 400 now to around 260,
Keating said. He said additional layoffs may be announced later,
depending on the level of work to be done at the facility.