Coronavirus: Hundreds of Boeing employees in Winnipeg losing jobs

Hundreds of Boeing employees were told they’re going to lose their jobs.

On Friday, the company announced layoffs, citing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At the Winnipeg site, which produces components mainly for our commercial airplanes, we anticipate a reduction of approximately 400 positions including voluntary and involuntary layoffs and normal attrition,” company spokesperson Jessica Kowal said.

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Kowal added the layoffs will take place in the “coming weeks”.

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“Boeing previously announced we would adjust the size of our company to reflect new market realities through a combination of voluntary layoffs, natural turnover and involuntary layoffs, with deeper reductions in areas most exposed to the commercial aviation market as well as our corporate functions,” she said.

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