Contractors issue layoff notices in Oklahoma City due to federal spending cuts

Sequestration prompts layoff notices that could affect more than 300 workers in Oklahoma City.
by Brianna Bailey Published: April 23, 2013
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More than 300 contract workers at the Federal Aviation Administration's Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City have received layoff notices because of federal spending cuts forced by sequestration.

Raytheon Co., a defense contractor based in Massachusetts, has sent layoff notices to 224 workers in Oklahoma City who work at the FAA training center, according to documents on file with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

In 2008, the FAA awarded Raytheon a 10-year, $437-million contract to provide training to air traffic controllers at Mike Monroney.

Raytheon declined to comment on the layoff notices, which were issued March 13. Under federal law, some large employers are required to give workers 60 days notice before mass layoffs.

Oklahoma City-based Interim Solutions for Government LLC, also known as ISG, has issued layoff notices to 94 workers in Oklahoma City.

Gerald Williams, ISG president, said the workers have been notified they will be furloughed, not laid off permanently.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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