Am I Next? 170 layoffs as Honeywell Aerospace leaves Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Phoenix, Arizona-based Honeywell Aerospace, an aircraft products manufacturer, has announced that the company is moving its engineering and manufacturing operations out of Albuquerque, New Mexico and transferring operations to other Honeywell facilities located in in Phoenix, Arizona, Clearwater, Florida, and Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. The move will be initiated on September 30, 2019 and be completed by the end of 2019. Approximately 170 employees are scheduled to be laid off.

The transition was widely publicized in November, 2018 with a company spokesperson noting, “Honeywell has decided to move manufacturing and engineering operations from Albuquerque to other U.S. facilities by the end of next year. This is not a decision we made lightly as we realize this, unfortunately, affects valued employees.”

“The Albuquerque operation is focused primarily on military and government contracts, which the company believes can be managed more efficiently by integrating those activities into plants in other states. That includes moving much of the division’s equipment in Albuquerque to Honeywell facilities in Arizona.”

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?