The Washington State Employment Security Department announced Wednesday that The Boeing Co. has issued 39 layoff notices.
Boeing spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that the company sent out the 60-day advance notices Friday, following the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) act, which requires companies with 100 or more employees to notify affected workers two months prior to layoffs.
Most of the 39 affected workers are in the Boeing Defense Unit located in the South Puget Sound region, he said.
But with the layoffs come new jobs.
“We have a level head count projection this year,” he said.
Davis said Boeing expects some hiring to continue, especially in the commercial airplanes group, and hiring for “critical skills” workers such as engineers and production workers.
The company will also continue to backfill positions lost through attrition of retirees and workers who leave for personal reasons.