North Ala. economic woes continue as Boeing mulls further layoffs - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

North Ala. economic woes continue as Boeing mulls further layoffs

The president's cuts to the space program mean hundreds of space-related jobs are in jeopardy. Major contracting companies are taking a closer look at their budgets, and many employees have already lost their jobs.

Boeing is one company that had a recent round of layoffs. They let go of about 180 employees earlier this month because of  budget cuts within the company.

Those cuts come as a result of the president's 2011 budget plan, which cancels work on the Constellation program, and according to local vice president, Tony Jones, more layoffs could happen.

"What congress does, we'll wait and see. If you're a program manager, you have to look to see what the work you have on-hand is, what the funding level is, and you have to perform to that funding level. If the checkbook's empty, it's hard," said Jones.

Other local contracting companies are also letting go of employees because of budget reductions.

We're told about 700-to-800 space jobs could be cut soon.

©2010 WAFF. All rights reserved.  

  • NewsMore>>

  • Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

    Thursday, May 24 2018 5:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 09:32:04 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:52:54 GMT
    The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)The passenger jet was headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, when it was was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014. All 298 passengers and crew were killed. (Source: CNN)

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based...

    More >>

    An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

    More >>
  • Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefing on Russia probe

    Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefing on Russia probe

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:42:28 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:52:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this May 23, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Two House lawmakers who are allies of President Donald Tr...

    A briefing Thursday about classified documents will be for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, as Trump and his supporters in Congress press for information on the outside informant.

    More >>

    A briefing Thursday about classified documents will be for just two Republican House members, both Trump allies, as Trump and his supporters in Congress press for information on the outside informant.

    More >>
  • North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

    North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

    Thursday, May 24 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-05-24 10:32:00 GMT
    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-05-24 11:52:31 GMT
    Journalists took a long journey up to North Korea to witness the destruction of what North Korea said were nuclear sites. (Source: CNN)Journalists took a long journey up to North Korea to witness the destruction of what North Korea said were nuclear sites. (Source: CNN)

    North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

    More >>

    North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly