Boeing to Dismiss Hundreds of Engineers Amid Sales Slowdown
Bloomberg -------- Boeing Co. plans to lay off hundreds of engineers in Washington state and other locations -- and may eliminate more jobs later this year as the planemaker contends with slowing aircraft sales. The latest workforce reduction, which should take effect June 23, follows a separate exodus of 1,500 mechanics and 305 engineers and technical workers who agreed to leave voluntarily earlier this year. Both union and non-union workers will be affected, Doug Alder, a Boeing spokesman, said Monday. Additional engineering job cuts may follow depending on “our business environment and the amount of voluntary attrition,” John Hamilton, vice president of engineering for the commercial airplanes unit, said in a letter to employees Monday. The dismissals are needed to “meet our operating plan and additional challenges in the marketplace.” To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.