Boeing announces layoffs in South Carolina
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) —
Boeing South Carolina announced they were laying off “a limited number” of employees from their North Charleston, South Carolina facility.
“This difficult decision comes after careful consideration and months of work to reduce cost by other means,” officials said in a post on social media. “That effort helped mitigate the number of layoffs, and will continue to mitigate potential future impact.”
They said they would help those affected find jobs elsewhere but did not say how many would be losing their jobs.
One of the employees affected tells ABC News 4 that less than 200 were told they would be losing their jobs but it might only be the first wave.
“And, I must be honest with you, there may be more to come,” said Boeing South Carolina vice president and general manager Joan Robinson-Berry in the memo. “I assure you that we remain committed to finding additional work opportunities for BSC, seeking additional cost-cutting measures, and offering voluntary layoffs, while keeping you fully informed as decisions are made.”