URGENT ¥¥¥ Boeing to slash up to 2,300 jobs

US aerospace giant Boeing said Friday it would cut between 2,000 to 2,300 jobs by the end of the year as it winds down development of its 787 and 747 aircraft.

About 800 workers will be laid off, with the rest of the cutbacks coming through attrition, redeployment and leaving vacant positions unfilled, the company said in an email to AFP.