The potential job cuts are expected to largely target Boeing’s commercial arm, which has been under strain due to the crisis in the global airline industry, the report said.
The planemaker declined to a Reuters request for comment.
Amid the pandemic caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus, Boeing has been suspending production at various plants, including the manufacturing of its 787 airplane at its facilities in South Carolina.
Last week, the U.S. plane-maker’s Chief Executive Officer Dave Calhoun outlined a plan of voluntary layoffs for employees, while warning that the pandemic would have a lasting impact on the aerospace industry.
The company had earlier frozen hiring and overtime pay except in certain critical areas to preserve cash.
By Maria Ponnezhath
Epoch Times staff contributed to this report