Boeing is reported to be postponing its latest round of job cuts until after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Seattle Times says the company won't issue its next round of redundancy letters until Monday.
The company is in the middle of cutting 30,000 jobs.
A Boeing spokesman has declined to tell the paper how many workers will be affected.
The company has still not finalised its total number of lay-offs.
But the delay has received a lukewarm response from union officials.
Bill Dugovich, spokesman for the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace, told the paper: "I guess we're supposed to feel good about this, but the fact remains that people are still getting laid off, and that's not good news."
The Seattle Times reports that Boeing employees learned of the delay in an email from Jerry Calhoun, a vice-president of the company.
The email states: "This revision to the 2001-2 redeployment schedule has been made in order to avoid notifying people of lay-off on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday."
The paper says a third round of redundancy notices is still scheduled to go out on December 21.