Cessna told workers on Tuesday it is forced to further pare its workforce with 700 more layoffs across the board. This announcement came on the heels of a vote by Cessna's 2,500 union employees on Saturday not to strike. The no-strike vote meant the union accepted by default a new contract they had voted by 58 percent to reject. "The timing was unfortunate, but [the contract vote and the decision by Cessna parent Textron to cut more jobs] were not related," said Doug Oliver, Cessna Director of Corporate Communications. There was no timetable announced for the layoffs, which will cut Cessna's worldwide workforce from 8,500 to 7,800. It isn't yet known how many of the job losses will be at Cessna headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, nor what the breakdown will be between hourly workers and salaried management personnel. Cessna currently employs a total of 6,200 in Wichita, down from 12,500 in late 2008 when the company had 16,500 employees worldwide. In a memo to "Cessnans," company President, Chairman and CEO Jack Pelton wrote, "…the recovery and growth we expected to see throughout the year have not materialized, and the timing of any recovery remains uncertain. This requires additional adjustment to our production schedules, and more than ever, cost is critical to our competitive position. We must continue to lower our cost structure to remain competitive." When delivered to employees, the pink slips will come with 60-days' notice and will include a severance package.