The latest job
cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set
for May 19 as the company responded to increasing competition
and slowing aircraft sales.
The additional layoffs are due to start June 23, according to
the memo from John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at
Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
"We are moving forward with a second phase of involuntary
layoffs for some select skills in Washington state and other
enterprise locations," the memo said. "We anticipate this will
impact hundreds of engineering employees. Additional reductions
in engineering later this year will be driven by our business
environment and the amount of voluntary attrition."
Boeing's airplane unit eliminated several hundred engineers
through voluntary redundancies announced in January and March.
In a statement, the aerospace and defense company said the extra
job cuts would include managers and executives and be achieved
through a combination of attrition, voluntary layoffs and in
some cases involuntary layoffs.
"In an ongoing effort to increase overall competitiveness and
invest in our future, we are reducing costs and matching
employment levels to business and market requirements," the
It was not immediately clear whether workers at Boeing's
Dreamliner factory in South Carolina would be affected.
(Reporting by Alwyn Scott; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Andrew
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