The company said that it would try to make contractors full time employees, reduce the workforce through attrition and not fill open positions. “We will be releasing up to 300 people, primarily fixed-term contractors, by the end of the year,” Boeing said in a statement. The Dreamliner 787 deal is Australia’s largest aerospace contract, worth AUD $4 billion over 20 years. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale The company said that this had always been the decision once full production rates were reached and it had completed its orders. Boeing’s decision worsens a difficult year for manufacturing employment in Victoria with Holden and Toyota deciding to stop operations and Philip Morris closing its production plant and sacking 180 workers.