01/21/2014 11:06 EST | Updated 03/23/2014 05:59 EDT

Bombardier lays off 1,700 employees in Canada, U.S.

Canadian company Bombardier Inc. is going ahead with massive layoffs across North America.

Some 1,700 employees will be out of work — 1,100 in Canada and 600 in the United States.

The layoffs will be made over the coming weeks. 

More to come.