|Published : 18 Apr 2017, 19:02:11 | Updated : 18 Apr 2017, 19:05:01|
Boeing to cut jobs in United States
American multinational corporation Boeing said it will lay off “hundreds of engineering employees” in Washington state and other company sites on Friday, the media reported, according to the Statesman.
”We need to reduce our employment levels further,” John Hamilton, Vice President of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said on Monday.
”We anticipate (Friday’s notices) 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,” The Hill magazine quoted Hamilton as saying.
The Chicago-based company reportedly offered a round of voluntary buyouts in January, an offer that was accepted by more than 300 engineering and technical staff.
According to the Seattle Times, all the engineering staff who accepted the proposal will permanently leave Boeing on Friday.
Boeing has purportedly cut 1,332 engineering and technical jobs from its Washington workforce since January 2016.
The Seattle Times added that the aviation company issued an earlier round of layoffs in March, resulting in 245 involuntary layoffs, including 62 engineering staff, in mid-May.
The Washington Examiner said Boeing has terminated more than 9,000 employees over the past year, mainly through buyouts and retirements.
(compiled by Rafiqul Islam)