Saturday, August 25, 2007

Boeing outsourcing about 150 information technology jobs

Boeing Co. is laying off about 150 employees in a computer network operations unit as it outsources information technology work to Computer Sciences Corp.

The workers, all but about two dozen of them in the Seattle area, received 60-day layoff notices last Friday, Boeing spokeswoman Cathy Rudolph said.

The affected employees are systems analysts, including administrators and design and integration specialists in Boeing's Engineering, Operations and Technology division, which has a work force of about 12,300.

El Segundo, Calif.-based CSC took over computer-systems monitoring, support and administration at Boeing's St. Louis-based defense arm in 2003. CSC will now handle that work for all of Boeing's U.S. locations, Rudolph said Thursday.

Some of the affected workers may find other jobs at Boeing, while others could be hired by CSC, Rudolph said.

As of July 31, Boeing had 157,430 employees worldwide.

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