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GE laying off 238 local engineers

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

General Electric Aviation announced Thursday that they will lay off over 200 engineers in the Greater Cincinnati area.

In total, 307 engineers will be laid off - with 238 living in the Tri-State and 69 at other sites across various states. The reduction represents about 7 percent of the overall GE Aviation engineering population in the U.S., according to GE spokesperson Rick Kennedy.

Notifications will begin at the end of January. 

Kennedy said the impacted engineers are being provided an array of severance benefits, including outplacement services, in-house job fairs with other engineering companies associated with GE Aviation, as well as wages and medical coverages for a period of time based on years of service.

The layoffs are not a case of declining business, according to Kennedy, but "simply an issue of engine development programs that have been completed."

GE will still have more than 4,000 engineers, including 3,000 engineers in the Greater Cincinnati area, which Kennedy said is a "historically high."

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