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Boeing to issue layoff notices to 100 employees Friday

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SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing will issue about 100 layoff notices in Washington state on Friday.

The Seattle Times reports (http://goo.gl/DaPA7D ) the 60-day notices will go to 16 employees in the Commercial Airplanes division with the rest going to people in the defense division and corporate units reporting to company headquarters in Chicago.

Spokesman Doug Alder says it’s possible that not all who receive the notices will be laid off at the end of two months because in many cases employees find another job at the company.

Employees say the layoffs will include some staff in the flight test unit at Boeing Field.

Boeing employed almost 75,700 people in the state at the end of July, down more than 3,500 since Jan. 1.