Salisbury-based Grumman Space & Electronics, a division of Grumman Corp. of New York, laid off 80 workers yesterday, the third work-force reduction at the plant in less than a year.
Workers at the 107,000-square-foot facility, where aircraft electronic systems are manufactured, were anticipating the layoffs because of recent defense industry cuts, company officials said.
In December, Grumman announced it would reduce the company's nationwide work force of 23,600 by 2,000 workers in 1992.
tTC The Salisbury facility reduced its work force by 97 last April and by 79 last September.
Employees are being offered severance packages that include three weeks pay for the average worker and a month of medical benefits, Ed Urban, the plant's manager, said.