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Comment Re: Two months ago "Couldn't keep up with demand" (Score 1) 120

I'm sure there is some truth to this, but according to this story, Boeing is citing "slowing sales" as one of two reasons for the layoffs. How can that be the case, if demand exceeds production capacity?

The other reason, "increased competition," seems all the more reason not to reduce the workforce responsible for developing the products in competition, if you can afford not to. Otherwise you're being very shortsighted, making yourself ever less competitive.

There may be some detail to explain this situation better. Maybe there are subtypes of engineering specialty they no longer need due to changing technology or outsourcing certain skillsets to suppliers, et cetera, but that isn't at all what they're saying.

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