Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

12 Eclipse Workers Let Go.(Final)

Byline: Aaron Baca Journal Staff Writer

Jet Maker Says It Needs Engineers Now

Eclipse Aviation fired 12 manufacturing workers in its Albuquerque headquarters last week as part of restructuring efforts to support the redesign of the company's Eclipse 500 twin-engine jet airplane.

However, the total number of employees at Eclipse will increase over the next several weeks because of the restructuring, said Eclipse spokesman Andrew Broom.

Eclipse is hiring at least a dozen engineers, he said.

"We just don't need as many people in manufacturing right now, so we had to let some employees go," Broom said. "But because of the redesign, we are growing. …

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