Friday, January 21, 2011

OUCH! Boeing To Lay Off Another 900 In Long Beach

Well, it seems like the end of Aerospace in Long Beach is near at hand. What with budget cuts here in the U.S., and the weakening world economy, the market for the C-17 is drying up. Boeing has been building up to 13 aircraft a year, and that's going to dwindle down to 9 or 10 for the next couple of years, and they expect to close the production line in 2013.
As recently as the 1990's, there were 20,000 good-paying Aerospace jobs in Long Beach, and now that's down to around 7000, and falling.
The Press telegram has an article about it here.

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