BAE Systems Lays Off Employees
Company would not comment on how many people lost their jobs. Layoffs are the latest to hit Wayne in recent months.
BAE Systems laid off employees from its Wayne site on Monday.
Company spokeswoman Kristin Gossel confirmed the layoffs Tuesday afternoon.
Gossel would not comment on the exact number of people who lost their jobs.
“We are not releasing the exact number of employees who were laid off,” Gossel said.
BAE announced in January that some of the 800 employees at the Totowa Road location would be laid off.
The move is part of the British defense contractor’s decision to cut 300 jobs from its workforce of 11,000. Two-thirds of the layoffs took place at the company’s Nashua, NH plant.
Employees are eligible for a compensation package, which includes severance pay and health benefits.
The Milky Way Education Center is planning on building a new school and dormitory on the property.
The layoffs are the latest blow to the local economy that has seen hundreds of jobs be slashed due to downsizing and businesses relocating.
Ashland Specialty Ingredients announced Monday it will move 300 jobs out of Wayne when it moves its Alps Road laboratory and office space to Bridgewater.
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