Bath Iron Works to cut 88 jobs in next two weeks

Bath Iron Works holds a keel laying ceremony to mark the completion of the first completed hull segment of the future USS Zumwalt in Bath in November 2011.
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Bath Iron Works holds a keel laying ceremony to mark the completion of the first completed hull segment of the future USS Zumwalt in Bath in November 2011.
Posted Sept. 24, 2012, at 3:47 p.m.

BATH, Maine — Bath Iron Works says it will eliminate 88 jobs over the next two weeks to match the workforce with current demand from the Navy.

Spokesman Jim DeMartini said Monday that the cuts were made in two announcements to employees over the last week or so. The cuts will be made through Oct. 5.

The shipyard is currently building three ships in the new Zumwalt-class before transitioning back to making Arleigh Burke-class destroyers.

DeMartini said the cuts are necessary because of the “unfortunate cyclical nature of shipbuilding and balancing needed resources against work in hand.”

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