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Northrop to lay off 90 in Maryland

Ninety Maryland employees of Northrop Grumman Corp.’s Electronic Systems sector will be laid off, the company announced Tuesday. The cuts are part of a 400 person company-wide reduction.

In October, the Fall Church, Va.-based defense contractor announced plans to cut 800 positions across the country in their Electronic Systems sector by the end of January. While more than 300 employees left the company as a result, “the number of volunteers did not reduce our headcount to the extent required in all of the areas where we have an insufficient amount of work,” said company spokesperson Jack Martin Jr.

All laid-off employees will work through January 31. An additional 20 manufacturing employees at the company’s Linthicum plant will be furloughed for between four and five months due to lack of work during that time, Martin said.