Boeing issued layoff warning notices to 266 more workers in the Puget Sound area Thursday bring to more than 1,500 the number of workers it has told they will be losing their jobs this year.
The latest notices were the fourth round this year by the aerospace company. Boeing has said it is trimming its forces here as work on major developmental projects such as the 747-8 and the 787-8 and 787-9 airliners diminishes.
The company has said it will lay off as many as 1,700 engineers and technical workers this year.
The workers receiving notices this week will be laid off beginning August 23 unless they are able to find other positions in the company.
Boeings Washington workforce has dropped 1,049 employees between Dec. 20 last year and May 30 this year. At the end of May, the company employed 85,431 workers in Washington compared with 86,431 at the end of 2012.