NewsLocal News / July 16, 2015

Defense Contractor Harris To Cut 360 Jobs In Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A contractor with the U.S. military says it's getting rid of 360 jobs in its Fort Wayne facility as it moves radio manufacturing to an existing plant in Rochester, New York.

Harris Corporation announced Wednesday that job cuts will begin this fall and finish by the middle of next summer. WANE-TV reports that about 900 people currently work for Harris in Fort Wayne, and that the cuts only affect the division that makes radios.

Harris spokesman Tim White says some affected employees will be offered transfers or new jobs.

The Fort Wayne facility was formerly run by Exelis, which was purchased this year by Harris for more than $4 billion. White says Harris' Rochester plant can absorb radio production that's currently happening in Fort Wayne.

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