Boeing has 921 fewer workers in Washington state than it did at the beginning of the year, according to the company’s Web site.
Boeing updated its company employment levels today. The new data shows that Boeing has been dumping contractors and holding open positions in addition to the company’s much publicized layoffs.
The aerospace giant plans to cut its employment by 6 percent, or 10,000 positions, over the year. Boeing began handing out 60-day layoff notices in late January.
But only about 190 positions of Boeing’s job losses in the state so far can be attributed to layoffs.
By the end of April, we should expect a big dip in Boeing employment here – 1,100 positions or more.
More than 400 Puget Sound workers in the company’s Engineering, Operations and Technology group could be out the door early this month. And another 750 commercial airplanes workers (mostly in the state) also received notices in February to be laid off by the end of April.