(Seattle, WA) -- The Boeing Company says it intends to cut about four-thousand jobs in Washington state by June. The "Seattle Times" reports that number could double by the end of this year. Boeing officials say the company is making fundamental changes that include non-labor cost savings, supply chain savings, and reduced staffing levels. The company says strong competition from Airbus has made it necessary for Boeing to make such adjustments. Boeing employs about 78-thousand people in Washington.