L-3’s Utah employees receive buyout offers ahead of possible layoffs

Defense contractor L-3 Communication Systems West, the fourth-largest private employer in Utah, is preparing a second round of employment reductions as it tries to adjust to federal budget cuts at the same time the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan is winding down. Earlier this week, Val Snyder, president of L-3 in Salt Lake City, sent an email to the division’s approximately 4,000 Utah employees offering buyouts that he hopes can “reduce the number of employees that would otherwise be af...

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