On Wednesday, Boeing announced the elimination of more than 12,000 jobs in the United States, including the forced dismissal of 6,770 workers, as part of a restructuring by the aircraft manufacturer to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.
In April, the company announced a decision to reduce by the end of 2020 10% of the staff, numbering 160,000 people worldwide. On Wednesday, it announced the approval of a list of 5,520 employees in the United States who will voluntarily leave the company in the coming weeks. Dave Calhoun, president and CEO of Boeing, told employees in an email today that another 6,770 team members in the United States will receive a notice of forced dismissal within a week. He assured employees that all payments, including severance pay, COBRA health insurance for US employees, would be allocated to those laid off, and they would be assisted in moving to another job.
“The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation industry means a significant reduction in the number of commercial aircraft and services that our customers will need over the next few years, which, in turn, means a reduction in jobs on our lines and in our offices, – said the CEO of Boeing. – I wish there was some other way. ”.
The company also said that the restructuring process would not end there and that several thousand more layoffs would be made within the next few months.
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