12,000+ Layoffs at Boeing
CBJ — A spokesperson for Boeing says the company will be laying off more than 12,000 employees in the United States and another 400 at its Winnipeg facility. The cuts at the Winnipeg location are expected to come over the next few weeks.
The huge reduction in staff is due to a drastic reduction in orders caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Boeing currently has more than 1,500 employees in Winnipeg so the cuts equate to nearly 25% of the entire workforce.
Boeing is an American-based company with headquarters in Chicago. Boeing designs, manufactures, and sells aircraft, satellites, telecom equipment and rockets throughout the world.
It remains possible that even further cuts may be in store other than those announced.