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Boeing to lay off 800 machinists; total job loss by end of 2013 could be more than 2,000

EVERETT — Doug Alder with Boeing confirmed on Friday that the company will lay off 800 machinists by the end of 2013. Adler said the layoffs are due to a reduced need of workers for the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8 jumbo jet.

Adler said more reductions by the end of the year, up to 2,300 jobs, would through attrition, and include retirement and employee reassignment.

boeing sc dreamliner“We always expected this as the two programs stabilize and fewer and fewer things need to be changed. We will have the appropriate amount of work force to do with programs,” he said.

These positions are associated with “change in corporation,” which means that when airplanes come out of the factory and changes need to be made for FAA certification, this is work done outside the factory.

Managers were informed of the layoffs on Friday and are meeting with employees. The layoffs will take place in phases.


9 Comments to “Boeing to lay off 800 machinists; total job loss by end of 2013 could be more than 2,000”

    Tori said:
    March 22, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    2,000-2,3000? Can you people please fire the editor!

      Donna said:
      March 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

      where do you see the # 2,3000 in this article?

    Vlad said:
    March 22, 2013 at 8:47 PM

    ^ lol wut?

    veronight said:
    March 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Boeing always has massive lay offs in rotation. This is nothing new for anyone who is lives in the Pac NW. Why this made news is beyond me.

    Joemo said:
    March 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    we can use about 100 machinists in south Louisiana , the oil field is booming and we need CNC machinists.

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    Pete M. said:
    November 23, 2013 at 7:57 PM

    Come on you guys!! We're not "Machinists"- we're Machinist union members. Big difference!

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