Boeing To Cut 900 Jobs In Long Beach, Calif.

Boeing cites declining orders as a reason it is cutting 900 jobs from an aircraft factory in Southern California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Those jobs are about a quarter of the workforce at the Long Beach planet, where C-17 military cargo planes are made.

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INSKEEP: Boeing is eliminating 900 jobs from an aircraft factory in Southern California; thats according to the Los Angeles Times. Those jobs are about a quarter of the workforce at the Long Beach plant, where C-17 military cargo planes are made.

Boeing cites declining orders as the reason for the job cuts. The factory is expected to shut down completely by the end of next year.

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