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After five years of “job shedding”, aircraft manufacturer Boeing is scrambling to get between 500 and 800 retirees back to work at its US facilities. Both engineers and machinists are being sought, with the Seattle Times claiming the carrier is struggling to meet demand for 737s, 767s and 777s. But with the carrier having cut more than 20,000 jobs since 2012 it is having to face up to numerous workers’ rights regulations and may also find itself forced to pay bonuses for those it does take on. As one commentator said, it appears the carrier just got a little too axe-happy.

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