Amherst Systems trims workforce

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2010 at 6:56 AM EDT

By Business First of Buffalo

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Amherst Systems trims workforce

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2010 at 6:56 AM EDT

The parent company of Amherst Systems is reducing the local workforce by 74 citing multiple factors.

Northop Grumman Electronic Systems spokesperson Jack Martin Jr. said the job cuts at the Buffalo operation and others downstate in Bethpage are due primarily to a lack of new product design and development work in our engineering organization, coupled with delays associated with several existing and anticipated domestic and international programs.

Workers were notified on June 16 of the reductions, which are effective June 30.

"This workforce reduction action is regrettable, but unavoidable. It is imperative that the company properly adjusts the staffing levels to accommodate anticipated business needs going forward," said Martin. "In this regard, the long-term business outlook for our Amherst Systems unit remains promising as the company continues to be well-positioned in key growth markets."

Amherst Systems, with employment totaling nearly 600 in Buffalo, designs and produces electronic warfare simulation products and specializes in radio frequency and infrared threat simulation.