On August 24, 2017, Boeing notified Washington State officials that it would soon be laying off workers in the Puget Sound area. This is not the first time Boeing has laid off workers in the area. In July of 2016, Boeing made plans to lay off 211 employees in Washington state. The Chicago-based aerospace and defense company eliminated IT positions at the time. Simultaneously, the company laid off IT workers in other states. 11 workers were impacted in Texas, but the majority of layoffs targeted Washington.
On May 8, 2017, Boeing announced it would be laying off 580 workers at the Puget Sound facility. According to the WARN notification, those layoffs were initiated on June 23, 2017. A few days later on May 23, 2017, Boeing submitted another WARN notification informing Washington officials that it would be laying off 337 workers. Those workers were let go starting on July 21, 2017.
On June 30, 2017, Boeing informed Washington that it would be laying off 89 workers at its Puget Sound operations. Those workers are expected to be let go starting on August 25, 2017. Washington officials received another WARN notice from the company on July 27, 2017. At that time, Boeing announced another round of layoffs. This time, 220 workers would be impacted with the layoffs starting on September 22, 2017.
On August 24, 2017, Boeing submitted yet another WARN notice with Washington. This time, the company will eliminate 74 jobs permanently. The layoffs in the Puget Sound area are expected to begin on October 20, 2017. Since May of this year, Boeing has announced at least 1,300 job layoffs in Puget Sound, Washington.