Bombardier to Cut 1,800 Jobs Amid Struggle to Sell CSeries Jet

Jul 23, 2014 Full story: The Washington Post

Bombardier Inc., struggling with development issues on its centerpiece CSeries jetliner, will slash about 1,800 jobs from its aerospace business and split the unit into three, in a move to cut costs and improve operations.

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Paul Winstanley

Chongqing, China

#1 Jul 29, 2014
I worked for the Bombardier business aircraft division for 10 years as an engineering specialist. A great company with a great product that makes a lot of effort to promote French in it's workforce, as it should. However since the departure of Paul Tellier-one of the CEO's before the last one-Guy Hachey, there has been added layer upon layer of middle management. Resulting in a ballooning burden of bilingual methods technicians. In my opinion way too many office people that are not related to direct production, or engineering. I have worked as a contract engineer for most of my working life,(I am 58 years old) and never seen so many methods people working at a giant make-work project such as that at Bombardier Montreal.
The latest round of layoffs are indeed justified.

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