1700 layoffs at Bombardier

Dario Ayala/THE GAZETTE

Some bad news for employees at Montreal-based aircraft-maker Bombardier.

The company is laying off 1700 workers, including 1100 of them in Montreal and in Mirabel.

On Monday, the company announced it had delivered 238 aircraft in 2013 — short of the company's expectations.

It also received 19 per cent fewer orders last year.

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  1. Anthony posted on 01/21/2014 12:02 PM
    Wow like clock work, Sign a few deals then in a couple of weeks lay off then rehire... This is another mismanaged company that always gets grants from the governments.
  2. Ben posted on 01/21/2014 12:43 PM
    Last month we broke the threshold where the economy lost more jobs than it created. This past week Sears announced 1600 employees will be let go. 800 in Montreal. This week Bombardier cuts 1700 workers. 1100 in Montreal...We have anti economy Quebec Premier Marois, who seems to believe the charter is more important than Quebec jobs. And Canadian PM Harper, who can't even convince the US, Alberta's oil is friendlier than Iraq's. Never mind create jobs in Central Canada...Is it any wonder so many people are losing their paychecks and everything that goes with it?
  3. Joseph posted on 01/21/2014 01:48 PM
    Ever so often Bombardier announces that they got another contract for x number of planes. Seems like poor planning on management's part.
  4. markR posted on 01/21/2014 01:52 PM
    Interstingly the executive management blames the economy for company's poor performance. Bet they received their fat bonus checks while the real workers are sent packing. When will the CEO be layed off for making all the wrong decisions and the reason the stock price has never moved beyond $5 canadian for the last 10 years.
  5. Paul posted on 01/21/2014 02:45 PM
    If that's the case, go back to grass roots.....and concentrate on snow mobiles!!!
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