At least 120 workers in Huntsville could see job losses as work shifts on a new rocket.
Boeing will issue layoff notices Friday to 60 aerospace workers, including 50 based in Huntsville. Al.com reports another 70 contract employees will be sent back to their own companies for possible layoffs.
The company expects to find jobs for roughly 300 other workers who have been involved in the design of NASA's new Space Launch System. It was designed and developed in Alabama, but it will be produced in Louisiana.
The contract with NASA requires Boeing to align its work to the government's budget and schedule.