Boeing sends layoff notices to 447 employees



SEATTLE — Boeing on Friday issued layoff notices to 447 employees across the company, 266 of them in Western Washington.

The layoffs, to take effect Nov. 22, are part of the wave of cuts Boeing management announced in the spring, when the company said the Puget Sound-area workforce would be reduced this year by about 800 machinists and 700 engineering staff.

Of those who got layoff notices locally Friday, about 220 were in the commercial-jet division, 30 on the defense side and the remainder from smaller corporate-support units.