A Boeing spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the company will lay off 800 workers, as well as reduce its overall workforce by 2,000 or more in 2013.
According to a company spokesperson, the layoffs will be primarily of workers in the 787 and 747 post-assembly facilities, all machinists, in Everett.
The additional 2,000 to 2,300 positions will be eliminated through attrition and transfers.
Boeing and the Machinists Union say the layoffs aren't unexpected. The union added that while it's never good to lose jobs, there is no reason to panic.
No employees have been notified of layoffs yet.