Boeing Commercial Airplanes Cutting 4,500 Jobs in 2009

Boeing’s Commercial Airplanes business unit will lose about 4,500 jobs in 2009. According to a statement from the airplane manufacturer, the reductions will come via layoffs, normal attrition and a reduction in contract labor. Also, most of the jobs will be lost in Washington State in Q2 2009 and many will be in overhead functions and other areas not directly associated with airplane production.