Boeing to cut hundreds of jobs at South Carolina Dreamliner plant

Washington, Mar 1 (ANI): Aerospace giant Boeing has planned to cut hundreds of jobs at a South Carolina plant that makes 787 Dreamliners, a report has said.

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, the cuts could account for up to 20 percent of the workforce in some teams at the plant in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Overall, the plant employs more than 6,000 people.

According to sources, the move has nothing to do with the recent grounding of the troubled jetliner, the Journal said.

The plan to cut workers is not uncommon as productivity improves on a new airplane program and was conceived before major problems with the 787s battery surfaced, it added.

According to Fox News, the South Carolina plant is the second Boeing facility where 787s are assembled after the larger Everett, Washington, plant north of Seattle.

So far, the plane maker has said production has not been slowed by the grounding of the 787 Dreamliners, the report added. (ANI)

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