February 20, 2009

Boeing issues 1,100 layoff notices

About 700 Boeing workers in the Puget Sound area are set to receive 60-day layoff notices Friday morning as part of Boeing’s plan to reduce its commercial work force in the region by about 4,500 jobs this year. They are among 1,100 employees that will get the notices Friday, the company said.

Boeing has said it expects to reduce employment companywide by about 10,000 positions this year through layoffs, attrition and by not filling open positions. It will also cut back on contract labor.

Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

January 28, 2009

Boeing Plans 10,000 Job Cuts

According to CNNMoney: “Boeing Co. lowered its 2009 earnings outlook on Wednesday to reflect weakening economy conditions, saying it plans to slash about 10,000 jobs as the aerospace giant weighs the possibility of a modest production cut for the year.”

“Earlier this month, Boeing said it plans to cut 4,500 jobs in commercial airplanes this year as it reins in costs, with most of the reductions in areas not directly related to airplane production”.

“In addition to the 787, Boeing announced delays in its 747-8 deliveries.”

January 9, 2009

Boeing cuts 4,500 jobs

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Aircraft maker Boeing, which had been a rare employer adding workers through the nationwide labor market downturn last year, announced Friday it will cut 4,500 jobs this year, undoing the employment gains it achieved in 2008.

The job cut in Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes division will take employment in the unit back to 63,500, about where it stood a year ago.

Source: CNN Money

November 20, 2008

Rolls-Royce plans 2,000 job cuts

According to BBC: “Aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce has said it plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs in 2009 because of the downturn and delays to new Airbus and Boeing planes.
The firm also said it was in talks about a planned cut of 140 jobs at its Assembly and Test facility in Derby. “

November 19, 2008

Boeing cuts 800 Kansas jobs

According to AP: “Airplane maker Boeing Co. says it plans to cut about 800 positions at a facility in Wichita, Kan., next year.
The Chicago-based company says the reductions are a result of some programs ending and a delay in a U.S. Air Force tanker replacement program.
The layoffs will affect managers, as well as salaried and hourly workers.Boeing (BA, Fortune 500) says it will deliver 60-day layoff notices to about 76 employees on Friday. The rest of the layoffs will continue throughout next year.”

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