Pratt & Whitney Cutting 200 Jobs in Connecticut

Pratt is cutting 400 jobs companywide.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013  |  Updated 8:07 PM EDT
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Pratt & Whitney was quiet in East Hartford as more layoffs went into effect.

Debra Bogstie, Jon Wardle, Lynn Sferrazza

Pratt & Whitney was quiet in East Hartford as more layoffs went into effect.

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Pratt & Whitney is cutting 400 salaried positions company-wide, including around 200 positions in Connecticut, effective immediately, according to a statement on the company’s Web site.

“While the company is very pleased with the number of employees who participated in its recent voluntary separation program, these further reductions are necessary,” the company said in a statement on its Web site.

Jobs affected include off0ce-type jobs.

The workers were notified today

"This is a tough action, but one that's necessary to remain competitive," Ray Hernandez, a spokesman for Pratt and Whitney, said.

The company said it is providing affected employees with severance pay and outplacement. It will continue providing group insurance.

Pratt & Whitney, an aircraft company, is part of United Technologies Company, one of the largest companies in the state.

Fortune Magazine listed UTC as the state's second largest company as of May 2012, and ranked it 48th overall.

More information will be posted once it becomes available.

For more about these layoffs, see the Pratt & Whitney Web site.
 

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