L-3 Communication Systems-Wests' Salt Lake City office announced layoffs of about 80 positions Thursday, adding to cuts of more than 400 positions in 2013.
Jennifer Barton, vice president of media relations for the company's New York headquarters said in a release that the reduction affects both hourly and salaried employees.
"The effects of the challenging defense budget environment require us to make this difficult decision in order to align our employee levels with business demand," she wrote. "We remain committed to the Salt Lake City community and to our business here, which is strategically important to L-3. All affected employees will receive severance packages and outplacement assistant."