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Sabreliner to drop more than 50 Perryville workers

Sunday, March 10, 2013

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sabreliner Corp. will lay off at least 50 employees from its Perryville facility, according to the Workforce Investment Board of Southeast Missouri.

June O'Dell, president of the local Workforce Investment Board, said the organization will be involved in helping displaced workers find new employment, train for new jobs and connect with employment security resources.

"What we want to do is get these people back to work as soon as possible," O'Dell said.

Layoffs of 50 or more workers trigger action by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, which will head efforts to help former employees, she said.

Keener A. Tippin II, communications coordinator for the Division of Workforce Development, said he could not confirm the total number of workers that would lose their positions.

Messages left Friday were not returned.

Sabreliner's flagship facility is based at the Perryville Municipal Airport. The complex is more than 200,000 square feet and is the company's largest and most comprehensive maintenance and repair facility for Sabreliner business jets and government aircraft, including U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopters, U.S. Air Force C-21 Learjets and U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Marine propeller-driven T-34 and T-44 pilot trainers.

Perry County consistently has an unemployment rate well below the state and national rates. In 2012, the rate didn't exceed 5.9 percent, and the county ended the year at 4.1 percent unemployment.

Pertinent address:

1390 Highway H, Perryville, MO

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The downsizing more than likely is the direct result of the Obamcare law we will see more of this as we move through the year.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, Mar 9, 2013, at 7:18 AM

I woke up this morning with a pain in my back. My first thought was it was because of the Obamacare law. WTF swamp? Does sequester ring a bell? Wake up. I like to read most of your aricles and some I agree with. But, blaming everything that happens on Obama is geting a little bit old, don't ya' think?

-- Posted by left turn on Sat, Mar 9, 2013, at 8:26 AM

There is much more downsizing to come as well as replacing fulltimers with parttimers due to the affordable care act.

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Sat, Mar 9, 2013, at 8:40 AM

left turn: It is a fact I have talked with many employers and they are preparing to lay off due to Obamacare they just cannot afford it believe it or not but better than that wait and see what happens as we get closer to the January 1 2014 enforcement date, unless both sides can toned this thing down which nobody read the law that passed it and signed it now it has grown in to over 13,000 pages of regulations. Sequester is not a drop in the bucket at all there you go again keep agreeing with that far left turn and see where it takes us.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Sat, Mar 9, 2013, at 8:56 AM

A while back they were going to add on and hire hundreds. Guess that's not going to happen.

-- Posted by scared of the future on Sat, Mar 9, 2013, at 9:48 AM

And the same day another headline talks about great improvement in the job market and lowered unemployment.

Who do we believe??

-- Posted by ParkerDaws on Sat, Mar 9, 2013, at 8:26 PM

Sabreliner is a company that exists primary to collect Federal contracts. Last I checked over 90% of their revenue was from government contracts.

If we want to reduce Federal spending and decrease the size of our government then companies that thrive off government spending must also shrink correspondingly. It's a lousy outcome for those getting layed off, however it is a better outcome for all the rest of us that having the government continue to borrow more money or raise taxes to blow more on defense contracts when we already spend more than six times as much on defense as any other nation in the world.

-- Posted by Nil on Sun, Mar 10, 2013, at 1:53 AM

Bush fighting two wars without paying for them, while handing out tax cuts is why we have no money and the deficit, which brought about the sequester.

Now, our Republican's in Washington still don't want to raise taxes to pay for our military. They'd rather see the middle and lower class take the hit in the form of medicare and social security cuts.

-- Posted by 1patriot on Sun, Mar 10, 2013, at 9:50 AM

Tax cuts had nothing to do with the deficeit

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Sun, Mar 10, 2013, at 10:03 AM

How about instead of those cuts, we cut to all those foregin countries.

-- Posted by scared of the future on Sun, Mar 10, 2013, at 10:03 AM

If you're spending money that you don't have on those two wars because you gave out those tax cuts which cut down the revenue coming in, then yes, that did create the deficit.

-- Posted by 1patriot on Mon, Mar 11, 2013, at 10:09 AM

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