Boeing plans to cut around 2,000 finance and human resources jobs in 2023
Boeing plans to cut staff in the aerospace company’s finance and human resources departments in 2023, with a loss of about 2,000 jobs, the company said.
“We expect about 2,000 cuts, mostly in finance and personnel, through a combination of attrition and layoffs,” Boeing said in a statement Monday. “While no one has been notified of the job loss, we will continue to transparently share information so people can plan.”
The company, which recently moved its headquarters to Arlington, Virginia, said it expects its overall workforce to “grow significantly” over the course of the year. “We added 15,000 to Boeing’s workforce last year and plan to add an additional 10,000 employees this year with a focus on engineering and manufacturing,” the statement said.
Boeing’s total workforce was 156,000 as of December 31, 2022, the company said.
The Seattle Times reported that Boeing, one of Washington state’s largest private employers, plans to outsource about a third of the jobs it shed to Tata Consulting Services in Bengaluru, India.
Mike Friedman, senior director of communications, told the Times that the other positions will be eliminated as the company scales back financial and human resources support services.
“Over time, some of our corporate functions have grown quite large. And with that growth usually comes bureaucracy or disparate systems that are inefficient,” Friedman said. “So we rationalize.”
The Times reported that about 1,500 of the company’s approximately 5,800 finance positions will be eliminated, with up to 400 more job cuts in human resources, which accounts for about 15% of the department’s total workforce.