Just hours after several of the state’s top politicians spoke at the General Aviation Jobs for Arkansas Forum, one of the forum’s hosts released a letter to employees about further cuts to staffing and benefits.
According to a story in Arkansas Business:
Hawker Beechcraft Corp. of Wichita, Kan., sent a letter to employees Wednesday stating economic difficulties are forcing to make “a host of difficult business decisions to preserve our company.” Hawker has undertaken several cuts since the beginning of the year in order to cope with the struggles it blames on the economy.
The cuts will include laying off employees and altering benefits packages, according to the letter signed by Hawker Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture. The letter states that the company will outline the changes next week. The company blames low buyer confidence, difficulties with financing and U.S. political leadership.