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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:31 PM

Textron furloughs 7,000 Wichita workers in struggles with coronavirus, economy

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Adding to Wichita’s economic woes from the coronavirus threat, Textron Aviation, maker of Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker airplanes, announced mass furloughs for 7,000 workers Wednesday.

The company is one of the largest employers in the city and state, mostly at its mammoth east Wichita factory.

The furloughs will last for four weeks, company officials said.

Read more here: https://www.kansas.com/news/business/article241303416.html#storylink=cpy

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:48 PM

1. Well, they should at least be eligible for unemployment benefits

On the other hand that probably won’t come close to replacement level income for most of these people.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:52 PM

2. Just for fun I looked this up. Wichita is in Sedgwick County, results over on the right side.

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