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Collins Aerospace announces third round of layoffs due to COVID-19

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) -- Collins Aerospace is reporting that more employees are being laid off due to the financial impact of COVID-19 and the hit the aviation business has taken.

In a statement, the company said that the layoffs were announced on Monday, and impacted employees will receive a separation package.

"Our company continues to experience lower than expected commercial aviation business due to COVID-19. As a result, on Jan. 25, 2021, we announced a second Involuntary Separation Program for U.S. employees. Impacted employees will receive a comprehensive separation package, including outplacement services. These are difficult but necessary decisions to assure that our company is well-positioned for success when the industry recovers."

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In December, Collins Aerospace announced 29 positions in Decorah and 36 positions in Bellevue would be cut, which took effect on January 2.

The company's first round of layoffs due to the pandemic came at the end of July. The company later revealed 72 positions were cut from its Cedar Rapids plant at the beginning of September. Collins Aerospace's parent company, Raytheon Technologies also announced in September plans to cut more than 15,000 jobs.

Collins Aerospace did not say how many employees will be affected by this round of layoffs.

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