Textron’s Bell to lay off 325 workers, citing sequestration

TEXTRON'S BELL HELICOPTER announced Monday that it will lay off 325 employees mainly at its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, as a result of declining defense contracts. Above, the V-22 aircraft that Boeing and Bell Helicopter supply for the U.S. Navy. / COURTESY TEXTRON INC.
TEXTRON'S BELL HELICOPTER announced Monday that it will lay off 325 employees mainly at its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, as a result of declining defense contracts. Above, the V-22 aircraft that Boeing and Bell Helicopter supply for the U.S. Navy. / COURTESY TEXTRON INC.
FORTH WORTH, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Providence-based manufacturer Textron Inc., will lay off 325 workers due to the continued decline in defense contracts, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Monday. The cuts, which will include both managerial and nonmanagerial personnel mainly at Bell Helicopter’s Fort Worth headquarters, will bring Bell’s total layoffs to…

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