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Quest Aircraft Furloughs Workers

Quest Aircraft Co. will furlough all except a handful of the airplane manufacturer’s 120 employees for three weeks beginning next Tuesday. Quest CEO Paul Shaller said this wasn’t the way he wanted to end an already turbulent 2010. “We are going to end up manufacturing 14 planes this year when I really wanted to do three times that,” he said. Quest had four rounds of layoffs this year and continues to be in the middle of an economic storm/Bonner County Bee. More here.

Question: Has your company had layoffs, furloughs, wage cuts, or related actions this year?

Quest Aircraft Lays Off 65 Workers

Item: Quest announces new layoffs/David Keyes, Bonner County Bee

More Info: Quest Aircraft Co. announced Monday that 65 full-time employees have been laid off from the local plane manufacturer. Quest CEO Paul Schaller met with the employees Monday and emphasized they would be eligible to be rehired once the economy picks up. Quest now has 155 employees — down from 340 last year.

Question: Are you worried, at this point in the recession without end amen, that you might lose your job?

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