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General Dynamics Robotic Systems reduces workforce

General Dynamics Robotic Systems has laid off 31 employees at its Westminster facility this month after various programs were reduced.

Karl Oskoian, a spokesman for General Dynamics Land systems, said the reductions were the result of the requirements on various GDRS programs being reduced. The employees were notified of the layoff Jan. 12 and their final day of work was Friday, he said.

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All of the employees were offered outplacement support, he said.

The Falls Church, Va.-based company, which has a facility in Westminster, was listed as the 10th biggest employer in the county in 2010. It is now listed as the 14th largest employer in the county.

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General Dynamics laid off 80 employees and 10 contract laborers at its Westminster facility in March 2010. The layoffs were a result of a reduction in contract requirements and in machine shop work. In May 2010, 31 General Dynamics employees involved in manufacturing sorting equipment for the United State Postal Service were laid off.

The company announced that more employees would be laid off last fall, but federal funding for a General Dynamics project saved 118 jobs.

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