- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - Global defense contractor BAE Systems has announced that it will close a northeastern Pennsylvania facility at the end of the year, laying off its remaining 111 employees.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1UTCGPU ) reports that the company said Wednesday that it will cease manufacturing at the Jessup facility in September.

Company spokeswoman Megan Mitchell said a handful of employees will remain to help close the facility by Dec. 18. She said employees will be entitled to a severance package based on longevity.

The firm manufactures lightweight gear for soldiers including vests, backpacks and hydration systems. It had been decreasing its workforce for several years following the reduction of combat troops deployed overseas.


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