Bombardier announce hundreds of job losses in Northern Ireland
The aerospace firm Bombardier has said it will cut up to 1,000 jobs from its Northern Ireland operation.
The company said that 580 jobs will go this year with up to 500 more next year. That is equivalent to around 20% of its workforce in Northern Ireland.
Bombardier is cutting 7,000 jobs across its global workforce.
The company has been under severe financial pressure as cost overruns on its new C Series jet have drained cash out of the company.
What does Bombardier do in Northern Ireland?
Bombardier operates four locations in Northern Ireland – in east Belfast, Newtownabbey, Dunmurry and Newtownards
Source:: BBC UK