Troubling Tuesday


Boeing Co warned employees on Monday it planned another round of involuntary layoffs that would affect hundreds of engineers at its commercial airplanes unit, according to a source and a memo seen by Reuters.

The latest job cuts followed a prior involuntary reduction of 245 workers set for May 19 as the company responded to increasing competition and slowing aircraft sales.

The additional layoffs are due to start June 23, according to the memo from John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“We are moving forward with a second phase of involuntary layoffs for some select skills in Washington state and other enterprise locations,” the memo said. “We anticipate this 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.”

Boeing’s airplane unit eliminated several hundred engineers through voluntary redundancies announced in January and March.


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12 Responses to Troubling Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Boeing, boeing, boeing, the sound of people being bounced out and into the street.


  2. micki says:

    The 3 largest defense companies in the world are U.S. companies — Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and BOEING. The three powerhouses rely on fighting wars with missiles and military aircraft. They are also the three top-arms producing companies in the world.

    BOEING has its eye on war-making — commercial aircraft are secondary.


    • David B. Benson says:

      I doubt the last sentence, after the dash.


      • micki says:

        You’re right to doubt…I was hyperbolic. 😉 But, first part of the sentence stands. And, dare I saw…military & defense contracts for Boeing will increase and commercial aircraft contracts will decrease.


  3. Den says:

    Ya gotta love it when a killer self exterminates.


  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I had to hit the road today, I had 8 stops to make. Four of them were on the way to Lansing. The other four were in Stockbridge. Watched a movie and Cash Cab with Bob, and that’s about all I got done today.

    Except, Windows 10 downloaded some big-ass update, let them do it while we watched the movie, and no I’m having trouble w/ my screen saver. It comes on when it should, but shaking the mouse or touching the keyboard doesn’t stop it. I have to hit CTL/ALT/DEL. *sigh* I did some research, but I need to work on my son’s birthday card, and other things, I’m leaving the problem until tomorrow.


  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Two beautiful evenings in a row for a walk. Everything brilliant green out there, robins singing away. My place looks so nice. *sigh* I hope the kids can help me with a few things this spring. Lots to do to keep the place up and pretty.


  6. Den says:

    Why we don’t allow Coyotes to have bombs:


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the symphonic orchestra concert in which Alice played a demanding oboe concerto by Hummel. The final Mendelssohn was the best rendition of his Symphony no. 5 I have ever heard.

    Afterwards congratulated Alice, along with many others. She was awarded the School of Music’s top student award just before the Mendelssohn.


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