Farmington, Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation and Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon are merging and Governor Ned Lamont released a statement Tuesday about the company’s plans in Connecticut.
This comes after announcements that around 100 positions would be moved to new headquarters in the greater Boston area. Part of UTC’s plan includes 1,000 new hires at Pratt & Whitney here in the state, the governor said.
Lamont said he has been speaking with UTC CEO Greg Hayes and UTC intends to make 1,000 new hires at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut over the next few years, Otis will remain in the state upon spin-off and the company are already hiring new employees for its headquarters in Farmington.
The governor said over the weekend that nearly all of UTC’s 190,000 employees will remain in Connecticut with around 100 moving to the new headquarters in the greater Boston area.
“In our conversations, Greg commended our work in crafting an honestly balanced budget, delivered on-time, without raising income tax rates. To that end, I’m excited that UTC has agreed to do two things to reinforce their existing presence in our state,” Lamont said in a statement.
“The first is that UTC intends to make 1,000 new hires at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut over the next few years. The second is that Otis will remain in Connecticut upon spin-off and they are already hiring new employees for their headquarters in Farmington,” Lamont said.