"To lose their jobs. Spirit produces about seventy percent of the seven thirty seven. Max Max that's Wichita facility including the fuselage and parts of the wings. The program represents half of spirits annual revenue. The company announced earlier this week that it was seeking voluntary lay-offs spirit employs more than thirteen thousand people in Wichita and it's the city's largest private employer in addition to work on the seven thirty seven spirit. Also builds parts for the Boeing seven. Eight at seven and seven six seven and parts for various Airbus jets at multiple facilities worldwide. The company says smaller layoffs will begin later this month at its two facilities in Oklahoma Layoffs in Wichita are set to begin January twenty second for NPR news. I'm not your phone in Wichita job growth in the US cooled last month. With one hundred forty I five thousand jobs gained in the US economy here's NPR's Scott horsely December's job gains. Were down from the three previous months. Overall job growth in two thousand nineteen was the slowest. It's been since two thousand eleven still."