Boeing plans to cut up to 8,000 airplane jobs:

divn4$divn4$ Posts: 1,530 Captain
That's a lot of higher paying jobs, where they go looking for work from there?

Boeing Co. plans to cut up to 8,000 jobs this year at its commercial airplane division, according to two people familiar with the matter, a move that could slash $1 billion in costs and help it battle against European rival Airbus

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-redundancies-idUSKCN0WW0AF
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  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    Futureshock: Boeing is enjoying the biggest peacetime boom in its 100-year history and increasing jetliner output to historic levels.

    But it is using fewer workers than in the past, and cutting other costs as part of an effort to compete with Airbus for sales.


    https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/boeing-says-cut-4-000-050154700.html
  • Gary MGary M Posts: 13,177 AG
    From the article:

    "The 4,000 job cuts in the commercial airplanes division by mid-year will include about 1,600 through voluntary layoffs and 2,400 by leaving open positions unfilled, Alder said."

    So, no one of the initial 4,000 is getting booted out the door. Looks like a little fat trimming to me.

    On a personal note, I had the pleasure of picking up a brand new Boeing 737-200 Advanced from Boeing at Boeing Field, Seattle in 1987. Very similar to this one from my previous airline.

    Ironically, in this 737 pictured, I suffered an uncontained right engine explosion/failure on take off one night at 2am coming out of wet and windy Midway Airport with a full load headed for Vegas. An hour later, at the hotel, I noticed that my hand was shaking trying to put the room key into the door! :hairraiser



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  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    and building 737s in China...
  • mustang190mustang190 Posts: 10,104 AG
    Gary M wrote: »
    From the article:

    "The 4,000 job cuts in the commercial airplanes division by mid-year will include about 1,600 through voluntary layoffs and 2,400 by leaving open positions unfilled, Alder said."

    So, no one of the initial 4,000 is getting booted out the door. Looks like a little fat trimming to me.

    On a personal note, I had the pleasure of picking up a brand new Boeing 737-200 Advanced from Boeing at Boeing Field, Seattle in 1987. Very similar to this one from my previous airline.

    Ironically, in this 737 pictured, I suffered an uncontained right engine explosion/failure on take off one night at 2am coming out of wet and windy Midway Airport with a full load headed for Vegas. An hour later, at the hotel, I noticed that my hand was shaking trying to put the room key into the door! :hairraiser



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    Good thing those old turbo jets have been replaced with fans.
    By the way, I did not see they were cutting in South Carolina?
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  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    South Carolina has a clawback tied to incentives.

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20100117/PC1602/301179958
  • bswivbswiv Posts: 7,317 Admiral
    greggl wrote: »
    South Carolina has a clawback tied to incentives.

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20100117/PC1602/301179958

    And amazing how notice of this was held off until the EXBANK was was reauthorized by Congress and signed by the POTUS.

    And the left somehow fails to note the irony................
  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    bswiv wrote: »
    And amazing how notice of this was held off until the EXBANK was was reauthorized by Congress and signed by the POTUS.

    And the left somehow fails to note the irony................

    and then there is Sanders :)

    http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/in-boeing-country-clinton-rips-sanders-rancor-toward-export-import-bank/
  • riverdiverriverdiver Posts: 2,022 Captain
    greggl wrote: »
    South Carolina has a clawback tied to incentives.

    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20100117/PC1602/301179958

    Are you opposed to that?
  • gregglgreggl Posts: 21,594 Officer
    riverdiver wrote: »
    Are you opposed to that?

    the incentives? yes.
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 19,343 AG
    greggl wrote: »
    and building 737s in China...

    Oh the horror.... arent they for domestic use in China?

    BTW, that is nothing new. THey build MD80's in China in the 80's too.
  • Big BatteryBig Battery Posts: 19,343 AG
    bswiv wrote: »
    And amazing how notice of this was held off until the EXBANK was was reauthorized by Congress and signed by the POTUS.

    And the left somehow fails to note the irony................

    The left is clueless it seems.
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