More layoffs coming at Bell Helicopter plant in Mirabel: report

A second round of job cuts coming to Mirabel's Bell Helicopter plant.
Robert Skinner/LA PRESSE

A report this morning suggests the Bell Helicopter plant in Mirabel will be shedding 200 to 250 jobs by the end of the yar.

La Presse reports the company is following through on restructuring plans which would wipe out more than 10 per cent of its workforce in Mirabel.

Barry Kohler, the company's president, told the paper that it doesn't have an exact figure of how many jobs will be lost, nor are they will to divulge exactly how each sector will be hit.

In the coming weeks, the company will be offering some of its employees voluntary buyout packages.

It's the second major layoff at the aircraft maker this year. 150 jobs were cut back in June.

The Fort Worth, Tex.-based company admits to having a difficult year, with a decline in orders for its V-22 military helicopters, although its commercial operations have suffered as well.

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