Hundreds to lose jobs at Bell Helicopter

Hundreds to lose jobs at Bell Helicopter

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Bell Helicopter employs more than 6,000 workers in Tarrant County.

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Posted on September 23, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 23 at 9:25 PM

FORT WORTH — Hundreds of Bell Helicopter workers will be getting pink slips.

The Fort Worth-based defense contractor announced it is cutting nearly 300 jobs, both hourly and salaried employees.

Officials said the cuts are needed to stay on par with the cuts happening at the Defense Department.

Bell employs more than 6,000 workers in Tarrant County.

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