Boeing plans to eliminate this year some 2 thousand administrative jobs in finance and human resources through a combination of redundancies and layoffs, the planemaker confirmed to the Seattle Times on Monday.
Last month, the Virginia-based company announced that it would hire 10,000 workers in 2023but that some support positions would be cut.
At the time, Boeing acknowledged that the move was intended to allow it better align resources to support current product and technology development.
“Over time, some of our corporate functions have grown quite a bit. And with that growth tends to come from bureaucracy or disparate systems that are inefficient“Mike Friedman, Boeing’s senior director of communications, told the newspaper. “So we’re streamlining.”
Boeing did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.
Last year, Boeing said it plans to cut about 150 finance jobs in the United States to simplify its corporate structure and focus more resources on manufacturing and product development.