Here’s an unfortunate juxtaposition of headlines from today’s Everett Herald:
Snohomish County’s best hope for weathering the economic crisis is to make sure the Boeing Co. keeps production of the 787 Dreamliner jet in south Everett, County Executive Aaron Reardon said on Tuesday.
The Boeing Co. will lay off a total of 10,000 workers in response to challenging economic times, the company said Wednesday while reporting its quarterly earnings.
Boeing also reduced its net orders for its delayed 787 Dreamliner from 910 to 895. McNerney said he expects a “modest churn” of orders and cancellations for the jet this year.
Note that the 10,000 is a total that includes the 4,500 announced a few weeks ago.
Update: Sheesh, as long as we’re on the subject of layoffs… Starbucks will cut 6,000 jobs, close 300 more stores
Starbucks will cut 6,000 positions worldwide over the next eight months, including about 700 non-store workers by mid-February.
The immediate cuts will include about 350 people at its headquarters.
(Melissa Allison, Seattle Times, 01.28.2009)