Premier Aviation in Rome to close, 150 jobs lost

Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Ltd. told its 150 employees Thursday it will close its Griffiss International Airport facility by the end of August.

Posted: May. 24, 2018 8:40 PM

ROME, N.Y. – Nearly 150 people working at a company in Rome will soon be out of a job. Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Ltd. told its employees it will close its Griffiss International Airport facility by the end of August.

The company distributed a WARN notice (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) to its employees Thursday. In the letter the company said it will shut down operations in Rome on August 22nd, 2018. The company also distributed labor department and job information to its employees.

A representative with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente’s office said the county will work with displaced employees to help them find new employment.

“It’s disheartening to hear that Premier Aviation is closing its Rome maintenance facility and that its employees will lose their jobs as a result. Oneida County will do anything it can to help assist with this situation,” Picente said in a statement to WKTV.

Premier Aviation first came to the Griffiss International Airport in November of 2010.

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