SPEEA to hold meetings for Spirit AeroSystems laid-off workers

Spirit AeroSystems’ engineering and professional and technical union is holding a series of meetings today (Wednesday) to help represented employees laid off last week.

The Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace will hold the meetings at its office at 973 S. Glendale on the lower level of Parklane Shopping Center.

Representatives from the state’s Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance, the Wichita Workforce Center and Kansas Consumer Credit Counseling Service will be on hand to give an overview and answer questions.

Spirit laid off about 360 salaried support and managers on Thursday, the first major cut in its company’s history. That includes more than 200 SPEEA-represented employees.

Because of limited seating, meeting times are based on the first letter of the last name.

A-H 10 a.m. to noon

I-R 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

S-Z 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.