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Layoff Notices go to Another 1,100 Boeing Workers

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SEATTLE - Boeing has handed out layoff notices to another 1,100 workers, including about 700 in the Puget Sound area.

The Friday notices tell workers layoffs will begin April 24, although some may keep jobs if they tranfer to other positions within the company, or because of normal attrition.

About 750 of the layoff notices went to workers at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. A Boeing spokesman, Jim Proulx, declined to break down the layoff notices by type of job, or to say where the notices were distributed outside of the Puget Sound area.

Boeing announced earlier this year that it expects to cut 10,000 jobs this year through layoffs and attrition. Proulx said additional layoff notices are expected to go out monthly as the company reduces its workforce.