Boeing sent out its first WARN notices today, as part of announced layoffs of 800 workers.
70 Wichita workers received their notices today. Their final day of work will be January 23, 2009/
Boeing has blamed the layoffs at its Integrated Defense Systems facility in Wichita on the delay of a U.S. Air Force tanker replacement program and the end of other work projects.
The cuts come at a time when local business jet manufacturers are already struggling with the global financial credit crisis.
Hawker Beechcraft announced earlier this month it plans to lay off nearly 500 people, with Cessna just days later also saying it was laying off 500 workers in Wichita.