Bingen, Washington-based Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary that designs, develops and manufactures unmanned aerial systems, has announced a fifteen-percent reduction in force, approximately 200+ positions, in response to reduced demand in an increasingly crowded sector. It also appears that the company’s failed to capture the Army’s business in a drone fly-off in which the company’s offering crashed multiple times. Employees cite quality control issues, premature release of the product, and a cost issue as being problematical.
A company spokesperson noted, “This was not an easy decision. Our market has become more challenging, and with that we’ve seen an increased need to reduce costs. Changes in our competitive landscape require us to do more with less. Employees will receive 60 days’ warning before losing their jobs and some will have an opportunity to take jobs elsewhere with Boeing.”
Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?