Bombardier to cut almost 1,000 jobs in N. Ireland

Thu Apr 2, 2009 8:12am EDT
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BELFAST (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc will cut 975 jobs at its factories in Northern Ireland as part of a 10 percent worldwide reduction at its aerospace division, the train and aircraft manufacturer said on Thursday.

The world's No. 3 civil aircraft manufacturer will lay off 310 of its 5,300 permanent employees as well as its remaining 665 contracted workers following 300 job losses already announced among subcontractors in February.

The redundancies are part of around 3,000 jobs cuts Bombardier at its facilities in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Northern Ireland announced earlier on Thursday when publishing its fourth quarter results.

(Writing by Padraic Halpin in Dublin)