Northrop Grumman To Lay Off 500

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

Northrop Grumman announced today that 500 employees will likely be laid off by May 1, 2011 citing the poor economy. While no number has been released, sources within the company feel that the majority  will come from operations in Anne Arundel County.

On the heels of that announcement, Anne Arundel County Executive, John R. Leopold announced that the County would provide assistance to any displaced workers at the Northrop Grumman Corp. Electronic Systems plants in Linthicum and Annapolis who were subject to the layoffs.

In a statement, Leopold said, “The announcement that 500 employees will take early retirement or face layoffs is a sobering reminder that those of us who have jobs in this economy are very fortunate.  The coming of the U.S. Cyber Command offers another opportunity in that we can retrain some of these Northrop Grumman employees to enter a new career.”

The assistance would be handled by the Workforce Development Corporation.

This latest layoff comes on the heels of an April 2010 layoff where 375 employees were slated to lose their jobs.

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