Pratt & Whitney is cutting around 200 positions in Connecticut, effective immediately, according to a statement from the company.
This company released the following statement.
"Pratt & Whitney continuously assesses staffing levels to ensure they are in line with current business and economic conditions. When necessary, we make staffing adjustments required to keep our cost structure competitive. As such, Pratt & Whitney is reducing its salaried workforce by approximately 350 positions company-wide, including approximately 200 positions in Connecticut, effective immediately.
"Our long-term outlook is very bright; however, to secure this bright future we must address some near-term challenges.
"Taking necessary actions to manage our cost structure, while continuing to invest in new programs, positions Pratt & Whitney for the long term and ensures a strong future for the company, our employees, customers and shareowners."
No further information was immediately available.
In December, the company announced that it would cut around 80 jobs in the state because of the completion of the F-119 engine program. Next week, the company will hold a ceremony in Middletown when the company delivers is final F-119 engine for the Air Force's F-22 Raptor.