Boeing to Slash 800 Jobs at Kansas Facility

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Airplane maker Boeing Co. says it plans to
cut about 800 positions at a facility in Wichita, Kan., next year.

The Chicago-based company says the reductions are a result of some programs ending and a delay in a U.S. Air Force tanker replacement program.

The layoffs will affect managers, as well as salaried and hourly workers. Boeing says it will deliver 60-day layoff notices to about
76 employees on Friday. The rest of the layoffs will continue throughout next year.

Boeing's Wichita facility currently employs about 3,000 people.

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