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Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky to eliminate 600 jobs, mostly in Conn.
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 5:10 PM EST
The Connecticut company that manufactures Black Hawk helicopters says it is eliminating 600 jobs as it feels the impact of reduced military spending due to budget cuts and a scaled-back U.S. presence in Afghanistan.
Spokesman Paul Jackson says the reductions are necessary to protect the company's competitiveness.
The company has about 8,200 employees in Connecticut and a total of 16,500 around the world.
Jackson said the cuts will be split equally between salaried and hourly positions.