Boeing plans to increase production by hiring more workers
January 27, 2023 / 10:41 PM
Sharjah24 - Reuters: Boeing announced Friday that it would eliminate some support positions while adding 10,000 new employees in 2023 as it recovers from the epidemic and ramps up airplane manufacturing.
The Arlington, Virginia-based company boosted overall employment by about 14,000 workers in 2022 to 156,000 as of Dec. 31, up from about 142,000 in 2021. Boeing employs about 136,000 workers in the United States.
Boeing acknowledged it will "lower staffing within some support functions" - a move meant to enable it to better align resources to support current products and technology development. It declined to comment on how many jobs it will cut in 2023.
Most of the growth will occur in Boeing's business units, as well as engineering and manufacturing, to meet airlines' growing demand.
The company plans to increase deliveries of the 737 MAX from 374 aircraft in 2022 to between 400 to 450 planes this year, with deliveries of the 787 expected to hit between 70 and 80 aircraft.