Aeronautics firm Bombardier to cut 1,700 jobs in Canada, USTuesday 21 January 2014 17.52
Canadian aeronautics company Bombardier has announced it is eliminating 1,700 jobs in Canada and the United States.
The action comes after the company announced a 19% drop in orders last year.
The 1,700 jobs to be eliminated amount to 4.4% of Bombardier's workforce, with 1,100 in the Montreal region and 600 at a factory in the US state of Kansas.
A spokesperson said the jobs slated for elimination include 300 cut in December.