Boeing stated it expects to reduce its Boeing Commercial Airplanes' workforce by approximately 2,000 positions over 2010 (Seattle Times, 20-Jan-2010). The manufacturer cut approximately 4,300 positions on 2009.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes: "The economic climate drove our decision-making on employment last year. This year, we are returning to a situation where the ups and downs in employment are going to be related to our business needs," Tim Healy, spokesperson. Source: Seattle Times, 20-Jan-2010.