Boeing To Lay Off 400 Workers At Winnipeg Operations

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) is cutting 400 positions at its Winnipeg, Manitoba facilities due to the impact of COVID-19.

A written statement from the Chicago-based multinational said the staff reductions will come from voluntary and involuntary layoffs and normal attrition. Boeing employs 1,600 people in two Winnipeg locations, where the company produces components for its commercial airplanes.

The statement notes that Boeing previously announced that it would adjust the size of the company to "reflect new market realities" from the global pandemic. Earlier this month, Boeing said it failed to sell a single commercial airplane in April and also saw orders for 108 planes cancelled as a sharp drop in air travel erased demand for new jetliners.

Boeing announced on April 29 that it would cut 10% of its 161,000-person global work force through attrition and layoffs.