CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An undisclosed number of jobs are being cut at defense contractor Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine electronic systems plant in Charlottesville.
Northrop Grumman spokesman Jack Martin Jr. told The Daily Progress that the cuts are regrettable but unavoidable.
Martin says business volume has declined due to delays and uncertainties in a number of domestic and international programs.
The Charlottesville plant employs about 785 workers.
Martin says voluntary buyouts will be offered. Involuntary layoffs will be made if enough workers don't take the buyout options.
The Charlottesville cuts are among about 500 jobs that Northrop Grumman plans to eliminate in its electronic systems sector by May 31.
Information from: The Daily Progress, http://www.dailyprogress.com