EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: World
Location of affected unit(s): Australia, Canada, USA, UK


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.30 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 16000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-05-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 12290
Planned Job Reductions max: 13000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-06-2020
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2020
Direct Dismissals: 7480
Other Job Reduction Measures: 5520

Additional Information

The US aircraft manufacturer has announced a reorganisation with about 13,000 job cuts worldwide from a total workforce of about 160,000 employees. Furthermore, Boeing expects several thousand additional jobs may be eliminated in the next few months. The job losses confirmed include 6,670 involuntary cuts and 5,520 voluntary redundancies in the US (12,290 job cuts in total) mainly in the Seattle area. Boeing said additional job cuts will be made in international locations, but it did not specify numbers for all countries. Boeing has announced 400 reductions at its factory in Winnipeg (Canada) and another 230 near Melbourne (Australia). Job cuts are also expected in the UK where Boeing has 2,500 employees.