Gulfstream Cuts 446 Positions


Gulfstream recently laid off approximately 446 employees from 11 locations, reducing its workforce by about 3.5 percent. The company is still hiring in areas such as manufacturing and maintenance, but reducing business support and administrative functions positions, Gulfstream Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations Heidi Fedak told Fox News on Wednesday.

“In order to ensure Gulfstream’s continued long-term success, we must consistently evaluate the size and structure of the business and adjust accordingly,” said Fedak. “We will continue to hire and add resources in areas aligned with our strategic growth plan, while judiciously consolidating, integrating and streamlining resources that no longer align with that plan.”

As previously reported by AVweb, Gulfstream opened a new 202,000-square-foot service center at the company’s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, in September. According to Fedak, the company will continue hiring technicians for the Savannah location and for its Appleton, Wisconsin, service center—which opened last August —along with filling positions at planned facilities in Palm Beach, Florida, and Van Nuys, California. The Palm Beach and Van Nuys locations are expected to open in 2020.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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