Boeing sets cuts; design shift said eyed
Apr 19, 2013 | 05:31 PM
| Frank Haflich
LOS ANGELES Boeing Co. will reduce engineering employment this year, it said, as its largest white-collar union claims the company is also actively looking to shift aircraft design work to Russia.
Chicago-based Boeing will cut 1,500 to 1,700 engineering jobs this year, Mike Delaney, vice president of engineering at Seattle-based subsidiary Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), said in a statement.
While he noted that nearly 700 contract employeeswho are normally non-unionhave left Boeings payroll since last October and further cuts will take place through attrition, he also said BCA must "unavoidably" make additional cutbacks among its direct employees. Through the rest of the year, BCA will send 60-day layoff notices to as many as 700 additional employees.....
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