Boeing Clips Its Own Wings

1/28/09

Boeing is cutting about 10,000 jobs this year, or 6 percent of its workforce, according to chief executive James McNerney. The news was announced in a conference call this morning. Boeing cited decreased revenues and the global economy as reasons for the cutbacks, which will occur through a combination of layoffs, retirements, and attrition. More than half of the losses will be in Washington state, according to the Seattle Times.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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