LONG BEACH (AP) — Boeing Co. says it is cutting 900 of the 3,700 jobs at its Long Beach plant.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the company announced the layoffs Wednesday, citing declining orders for its C-17 cargo planes.

Boeing said the Long Beach cuts would be part of the 1,100 C-17-related jobs being dropped nationwide. The Chicago-based company said it would provide assistance for affected workers seeking potential positions elsewhere within the company.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports the Long Beach assembly plant built 14 jets in 2010 and is scheduled to build 13 this year before cutting down to 10 by 2012.

Stan Klemchuck, President of Local 148 of the United Aerospace Workers, tells the Press-Telegram the workers “are obviously devastated.”

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Comments (4)
  1. Duh! says:

    Wonder how the Obama Administration is going to try to spin this so that it looks like jobs were created.

  2. Will says:

    This was forseen long before Ohbomb got in office. There have not been many orders in the last few years. I think the last of the U.S frames are coming off the line and what are left are orders from other countries.

    Its time for California, Boeing & UAW to come up with something to keep this line open once they are done with the C-17. Maybe Boeing can use another 737 line.

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