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BAE plans 200 layoffs in Nashua

NASHUA — Defense contractor BAE Systems PLC is laying off 300 employees, two-thirds of them at its plant in southern New Hampshire.

The company, headquartered in London, said Monday that affected employees would be notified by March 4.

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About 4,600 employees work at the plant in Nashua. Other reductions in the 11,000-employee workforce will take place in Wayne, N.J.; Greenlawn and Endicott, N.Y.; Manassas, Va.; and Austin, Texas.

The company said in a statement from its Electronic Systems business that the layoffs are a necessary response to changing staffing requirements and the overall economic climate for its industry.

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