Lockheed Martin lays off 68 Fort Worth employees

Lockheed Martin lays off 68 Fort Worth employees

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A general view during the United Kingdom F-35 Lightning II Delivery Ceremony on July 19, 2012 at Lockheed Martin Corporation in Fort Worth.

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by TODD UNGER

WFAA

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 4:05 PM

FORT WORTH -- Lockheed Martin laid off 68 employees at its Fort Worth location on Monday, the majority of whom worked in aircraft production. 

In a statement, spokesman Ken Ross said the layoffs were "to adjust staffing based on program and business needs." The decision was not affected by a possible government sequestration –– the deadline to avoid across-the-board cuts to government agencies is Friday. 

According to union officials, 36 of the layoffs are material analysts, 18 are mechanics and 10 are aircraft assembly employees. They didn't know specifics for the other four who were given pink slips.

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