BAE Systems Laying Off Staff at Wayne Location
Unknown how many of the 800 employees at the location will lose their jobs.
BAE Systems will lay off part of its 800-member workforce at its Wayne location later on this year.
The move is part of the British defense contractor's decision to reduce its 11,000-employee workforce by 300 people. The company issued a statement announcing the layoffs Monday.
Company spokeswoman Kristin Gossel said the layoffs would "impact the Wayne site" but didn't know exactly how many employees would lose their job. Two-thirds of the layoffs will take place at the company's Nashua, NH plant. About 800 people work at the Wayne location.
Affected employees will be notified by March 4. They will be eligible for a compensation package, which includes severance pay and health benefits.
The company said in the statement the layoffs are a "necessary response to changing staffing requirements and the overall economic climate of our industry."
The Milky Way Education Center is planning on building a new school and dormitory on the BAE Systems property on Totowa Road.