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Rockwell Collins cuts 25 jobs

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Rockwell Collins-- one of Cedar Rapids' major employers-- announced Wednesday it is cutting 25 jobs at its Iowa plant, part of a larger layoff of 70 employees company-wide.

Rockwell Collins spokesman Josh Baynes says, "our company's Government Systems business continues to face challenging times, driven primarily by the slowdown in defense spending in the U.S.  As the government trims the budget, and faces pending Sequestration, we must continue to adjust the size of our workforce to the market demand."

Baynes says the layoffs also involve Rockwell Collins workers in Richardson, Texas and Duluth, Georgia.

Baynes said the cuts are necessary to reduce operational expenses.

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