Increased Dreamliner production and final assembly of the new 787-10 wide-body plane this fall likely will shield Boeing Co.’s operations in North Charleston from most of the job cuts the company announced this week.
“In the purview that I’ve got, over the next few years we’re looking very stable,” Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, told The Post and Courier last month when talk of job cuts first surfaced.
Boeing spokeswoman Elizabeth Merida confirmed that stance Wednesday.
“We do not anticipate reducing the number of direct Boeing employees at Boeing South Carolina,” Merida said. “We can ease any impact and cover our business needs through natural attrition and having temporary and contract workers.”