Spokesman Paul Jackson said Thursday that the subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. is responding to reduced spending by the U.S. and other governments. In addition, he says costs to compete are increasing, and many customers are delaying buying decisions due to what he says is economic uncertainty.
Most of the job cuts are in Connecticut and represent about 1 percent of all jobs at the company. The rest are in eight other states.
Sikorsky, which is based in Stratford, Conn., is best known for its Black Hawk helicopter, a work horse in Afghanistan and, before that, in the Iraq war. It also makes helicopters for commercial use.
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