Cirrus Makes Additional Job Cuts

Duluth-based plane manufacturer laid off 105 people Tuesday -- 75 at its Duluth, Minn., plant and 30 at its plant in Grand Forks, N.D.

DULUTH, Minn. (AP)-- More layoffs for Duluth-based plane manufacturer Cirrus Design Corp.

The company laid off 105 people Tuesday -- 75 at its Duluth plant, 30 at its plant in Grand Forks, N.D.

The latest cuts amount to about 9 percent of Cirrus' workforce.

Company president and chief operating officer Brent Wouter says the workforce now stands at "just above 1,100."

He says the cuts are part of a long-term effort to increase efficiencies at the two plants in the face of lowering demand worldwide for Cirrus' aircraft.

In early September, Cirrus laid off about 7 percent of its workforce --71 employees in Duluth and 29 in Grand Forks.

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