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Northrop Grumman To Cut 350 Jobs In Baltimore Area

BALTIMORE (AP) — Defense giant Northrop Grumman says it will cut up to 350 jobs from its electric systems sector with most of the reductions likely in the Baltimore area.

The Baltimore Sun reports it will offer buyouts first and begin layoffs early next year if not enough people volunteer. The electronics systems sector makes equipment such as airborne radar and navigation systems. It employs 7,350 people in the Baltimore area.

Northrop Grumman spokesman Jack Martin Jr. says the company eliminated 700 jobs in the sector last December and January through buyouts and layoffs.

The latest round of cutbacks will primarily affect managers and directors.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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