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Pratt Whitney Cuts 200 Connecticut Jobs

After a voluntary separation program eliminated 575 Pratt and Whitney workers last month, the technology giant is cutting an additional 400 salaried positions, half of which will be from their Connecticut offices. These cuts are effective immediately and will impact mostly administrative positions within the company.

Pratt & Whitney spokesman Ray Hernandez gave a statement noting that the job cuts were difficult to make but, “necessary to remain competitive.”

The aircraft company is offering severance pay to the employees who were laid-off and claims the group insurance will continue. Pratt & Whitney’s parent company UTC (United Technologies Company) was listed by Fortune Magazine as the second largest in the state of Connecticut, and today 200 residents are without employment.

At the time of the report, no further details were available although the company plans to release more information in the coming days.