Sperry Marine cuts 50 jobs in Charlottesville

According to a Sperry Marine spokesperson, about 50 people will lose their jobs in Charlottesville.

The spokesman said, Sperry needed to eliminate 800 positions, and announced the layoffs back in October.

More than 300 employees chose to participate in a voluntary reduction program. About 400 layoffs are being announced company-wide Tuesday. That includes the 50 at Sperry's Maritime Systems Business Unit in Charlottesville that will find out Tuesday.

Thirty people lost jobs there last month. These employees will work through January 31, and receive separation benefits and out- placement assistance.

Source: NBC29