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Sale of Collins unit not expected to cut Cedar Rapids jobs

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 AM EST

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — British-based BAE Systems will maintain a presence in the Cedar Rapids area after it completes a deal to acquire Collins Aerospace's military GPS business, officials said. BAE announced Monday that United Technologies Corp. had agreed to sell the GPS business for $1.925 billion....

Hundreds of Indiana warehouse workers face job uncertainty

Jan. 20, 2020 12:24 PM EST

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — More than 200 workers are worried about the future of their jobs at a southern Indiana warehouse. The company that operates Legacy Supply Chain Services in Jeffersonville has notified state officials that it would cease operations and lay off all 257 employees in March. Many of...

SC’s largest hospital system lays off 327 employees

Jan. 17, 2020 1:48 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s largest private health system is laying off 327 employees. Prisma Health said the eliminated positions affect all departments — both administrative and medical — and all locations, both in the Midlands and Upstate. The hospital system declined to...

ARCHIVO - En imagen de archivo del 3 de octubre de 2019, los fuselajes del Boeing 737 MAX, fabricados por Spirit Aerosystems en Wichita, Kansas, se encuentran cubiertos pr lonas cerca de la fábrica. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle vía AP, archivo)

Kansas says it's better prepared now for aviation layoffs

Jan. 16, 2020 6:31 PM EST

Kansas Labor Secretary Delia Garcia said Thursday that the state is better prepared to respond to layoffs stemming from the grounding of the troubled Boeing 737 Max than it was during the Great Recession, when it had to borrow money to prop up its unemployment insurance trust fund. That fund now has about $1...

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, shows a spotted lanternfly at a vineyard in Kutztown, Pa. Penn State researchers estimate the spotted lanternfly is causing some $50 million in damage per year in the state’s hard-hit southeast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

Jan. 16, 2020 5:41 PM EST

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that is wreaking havoc on valuable trees and vines, is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year, according to a Penn State study released Thursday. The study represents researchers’ first attempt to...

Colorado uranium producer lays off third of Utah workforce

Jan. 16, 2020 5:19 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Colorado energy company laid off a third of its workforce in southeast Utah, primarily at the last conventional uranium mill operating in the United States. Energy Fuels Inc. laid off 24 of its 79 employees, most of them at the White Mesa Mill, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The...

Moody's downgrades debt rating for largest Boeing supplier

Jan. 14, 2020 3:38 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Moody's Investors Service announced that it is downgrading the debt rating for Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. to junk-bond status after the major supplier of fuselages for Boeing's troubled 737 Max announced massive layoffs last week. Monday's downgrade comes after Spirit announced Friday...

Russell Stover to cut jobs in some areas, add jobs elsewhere

Jan. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Russell Stover Chocolates plans to close some facilities and stores nationwide but the expected loss of about 400 jobs will be offset by new jobs resulting from expansion in other areas, the company announced Tuesday. The company will close distribution and fulfillment centers in...

In this Jan. 2, 2020 photo, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly answers questions during an Associated Press interview in her Statehouse office in Topeka, Kansas. The Republican-controlled Legislature expects a confrontation with her over income tax cuts but has a bipartisan plan she and a top GOP leader drafted for expanding Medicaid. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

Kansas lawmakers to fight over taxes, abortion and maybe pot

Jan. 11, 2020 9:31 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers expect a push to overturn a state Supreme Court decision protecting abortion rights, a contentious debate over income tax cuts and some bipartisan harmony on Medicaid expansion during this year's annual session. The GOP-controlled Legislature may also tackle medical...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo completed Boeing 737 MAX fuselages, made at Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kan., sit covered in tarps near the factory. On Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced it is laying off 2,800 employees at its Wichita facility due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle via AP, File)

Boeing travails begin to ripple, 2,800 jobs lost in Kansas

Jan. 10, 2020 4:48 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Problems for Boeing and its troubled 737 Max aircraft, which appear to be growing deeper, have begun to ripple outward, with a major supplier announcing Friday that it will lay off more than 20% of its workforce in Kansas, where it is based. The announcement of 2,800 layoffs at a major...