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56. Boeing cutting 1,100 jobs from U.S. plants
hursday, January 20, 2011, 10:52 AM

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Dwindling domestic demand for C-17 cargo planes will force Boeing Co. to slash 1,100 jobs at its U.S. plants, most of them in Long Beach where the aerospace giant has cut 13,000 jobs since the 1990s, the company said Thursday.

The 900 jobs in Long Beach and 200 jobs at plants in Mesa, Ariz., Macon, Ga., and St. Louis will be cut by the end of next year.

The cuts include accountants, midlevel management, engineering, research and assembly line workers. Affected workers will receive 60-day notices beginning Friday, with layoffs staggered monthly through 2012.
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  -Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract bossy22  Feb-24-11 04:22 PM   #0 
  - Who says corruption, incompetence and fraud doesn't pay?  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 04:27 PM   #1 
  - and a refueling boom falling off doesnt count?  bossy22   Feb-24-11 04:45 PM   #5 
  - The EADS spinoffs were much greater  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 05:23 PM   #7 
  - You don't know what Boeing would do when the tanker program is done.  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 05:47 PM   #12 
     - What jobs is Boeing "creating"?  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 05:54 PM   #16 
     - The 50,000 jobs across the country they will need to build this plane.  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 06:16 PM   #24 
     - That is ridiculous,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 06:31 PM   #27 
        - America doesn't need Airbus at all. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 02:16 AM   #36 
           - Remember that in ten years  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 03:10 AM   #38 
           - Dream on. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 05:34 AM   #40 
           - Rubbish. Plain rubbish.  KDLarsen   Feb-25-11 06:13 PM   #50 
              - How dare you bring facts into this!  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 08:11 PM   #51 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-24-11 06:36 PM   #28 
     - from what I've read...  ensemble   Feb-24-11 06:43 PM   #30 
        - Not in the U.S. Most of the EADS jobs would be in Europe. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 02:16 AM   #37 
  - I'm with you on this one.  nalnn   Feb-25-11 02:41 PM   #43 
  - Boeing's plane will need 24% less fuel and can land at more airports.  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 05:44 PM   #11 
     - A mediocre platform for 99% of the price of the gold standard  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 05:49 PM   #13 
        - Boeing paid for that scandal and the people involved lost their jobs.  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 05:56 PM   #17 
           - And this $35 billion dollar contract doesn't make all that worth it?  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 05:59 PM   #20 
              - No, not for the individuals who were responsible and who lost their jobs.  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 06:10 PM   #23 
                 - yeah, bet their shareholders are feeling really "affected" right now  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 06:21 PM   #25 
                    - She wasn't thrown under the bus. She was the one responsible for her self-serving actions. n/t  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 02:12 AM   #35 
                       - don't be naive  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 04:01 AM   #39 
                          - Which is why Sears, the CFO, was fired (and served jail time)  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 05:46 AM   #41 
                             - $615m fine in exchange for a 35 billion dollar contract a few years later,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 02:19 PM   #42 
                                - They deserved the 35 billion dollar contract.  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 02:59 PM   #44 
                                   - Sending two 767's to do the job of a single A330 isn't remotely efficient  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 03:07 PM   #45 
                                      - Now you're getting into hypotheticals. Sorry, but this decision  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 03:17 PM   #46 
                                         - That is why EADS won in 2008 and the only sore losers are Boeing  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 03:33 PM   #47 
                                            - "Few remaining engineers"? You really are living in fantasy land. The GAO  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 09:40 PM   #52 
                                               - So you are also uninformed about Boeing layoffs, color me shocked!  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-25-11 10:39 PM   #53 
                                                  - I am well aware of the layoffs, and I'm well aware that tens of thousands  pnwmom   Feb-25-11 10:44 PM   #54 
                                                     - The forty year fuel projection is a fiction  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-26-11 12:38 AM   #57 
  - well...  ensemble   Feb-24-11 04:35 PM   #2 
  - ensemble  Diclotican   Feb-24-11 04:43 PM   #3 
  - The A330 isn't more "modern" in its fuel costs.  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 05:58 PM   #19 
     - but it can't take-off from more airports  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 06:02 PM   #22 
     - pnwmom  Diclotican   Feb-24-11 07:32 PM   #32 
        - EADS knew the fix was in,  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 07:45 PM   #33 
           - Sen. Walter Sobchak  Diclotican   Feb-24-11 07:58 PM   #34 
  - Great news, if your interest is perpetuating fraud against the taxpayer without consequences  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 04:43 PM   #4 
     - simple  bossy22   Feb-24-11 04:50 PM   #6 
        - Interesting theory, except both are red herrings  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 05:27 PM   #8 
  - More  ProSense   Feb-24-11 05:28 PM   #9 
  - Could it be that this is a taxpayer bailout to offset the $12-$18 billion in cost overruns on the 7  Citizen Worker   Feb-24-11 05:37 PM   #10 
  - This has been in the works since 2001, so, no -- not unless they  pnwmom   Feb-24-11 05:49 PM   #14 
     - Strange how it worked out the way that it did. An opportune time to insure cash flow for years to  Citizen Worker   Feb-24-11 06:37 PM   #29 
  - This certainly did not go the way everyone was betting  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-24-11 05:53 PM   #15 
  - Seeing as they have bought into a completely discredited platform  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Feb-24-11 05:56 PM   #18 
     - The prior proposal was a Frankenplane...not enough details out about this one yet  ProgressiveProfessor   Feb-24-11 06:01 PM   #21 
  - Now if Boeing could get back to work on the 787...  Blue_Tires   Feb-24-11 06:25 PM   #26 
  - USA....we're #1 at making weapons of mass destruction!  Hulk   Feb-24-11 07:30 PM   #31 
  - Screw Health Care,we need those Weapons to defend us against  classysassy   Feb-25-11 04:53 PM   #48 
  - Hardly a surprise  KDLarsen   Feb-25-11 05:45 PM   #49 
  - Mixed feelings on this. My family works for Pratt and Whitney, which will supply the engines.  Jennicut   Feb-25-11 10:46 PM   #55 
  - Boeing cutting 1,100 jobs from U.S. plants  OhioChick   Feb-25-11 11:34 PM   #56 

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