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Boeing announces another round of layoffs

January 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Boeing announced on Thursday another round of layoffs, blaming a slowdown in production of the C-17 cargo plane.Nine hundred of the 1,100 planned job cuts will come from Boeing's Long Beach plant. Boeing is the largest private employer in Long Beach.

The entire Long Beach plant is expected to close by the end of next year unless there's a sudden influx of new orders.

"Our rich history of aerospace manufacturing makes this an emotional day for Long Beach, as the C-17 plant is the last of what was previously a robust aerospace manufacturing industry in California," Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster said in a statement. "The impacts from these reductions will affect the State and the region, and is not constrained only to Long Beach."