BRASILIA, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA said on Thursday it is reducing its workforce by 4.5%, or around 900 jobs, as it restructures its business to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and cancellation of its partnership with Boeing.
“The objective is to ensure the company’s sustainability and engineering capacity,” the aircraft manufacturer said in a statement, noting that the pandemic hit its commercial aviation division particularly hard.
In the first half of this year, commercial jet deliveries plunged 75% compared to the same period a year earlier, Embraer said. (Reporting by Paula Laier and Jamie McGeever Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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