Here is an article talking about what Boeing is doing to hire all the employees they are projecting they will need.
Some Background numbers:
Hired 18,000 employees in 2011 (mix of replacement and new positions)
Forecasting 11,000 new hires in 2012
Between now and 2014, Boeing expects to replace an additional 30,000 employees who will leave the company
Boeing has tons and tons of people who are or will be eligible for retirement over the next 5 years.
Go to page 16 of the article at this link:
ps If you get hired at Boeing and there is a finder's award - make sure and tell them it was me!