United Technologies cancels planned furlough

Oct 07, 2013

United Technologies Corp. canceled a planned furlough of 2,000 workers after the Department of Defense recalled most of its civilian employees.

The Hartford, Connectocit-based defense contractor planned to furlough 2,000 workers starting Monday. Its Sikorsky division makes Black Hawk helicopters for the military and relies on government inspectors, who were furloughed.

But on Saturday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered most of the Defense Department's 350,000 civilian employees back to work, citing a law that exempts civilians from the if they're contributing to military morale or readiness.

Sikorsky spokesman Paul Jackson said Sunday that United Technologies canceled its furloughs in response.

Separately, defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. is still planning to furlough up to 3,000 Monday until it confirms that the government is proceeding with its programs.

Explore further: 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

1 /5 (1 vote)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

United Tech: Europe improving, military parts down

Sep 17, 2013

Sharp cuts in U.S. military spare parts orders are hurting United Technologies Corp.'s helicopter maker, Sikorsky, the chief financial officer said Tuesday, although he was more optimistic about prospects in Europe.

Hagel to broach topic of cyberthreats with Chinese

May 31, 2013

(AP)—Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with members of a Chinese delegation this weekend and likely talk about ongoing cyberthreats amid new reports that China used computer-based attacks to access data from dozens ...

Lockheed Martin hit by cyber attack

May 29, 2011

Hackers launched a "significant and tenacious" cyber attack on Lockheed Martin, a major defense contractor holding highly sensitive information, but its secrets remained safe, the company said Saturday.

China denies using stolen US copter technology

Jul 26, 2012

(AP) — Allegations that China used stolen U.S. technology to develop a modern military attack helicopter were "severe deviations" from the facts, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Thursday.

Recommended for you

2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

12 hours ago

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but ...

Clooney slams skittish Hollywood after Sony hack

18 hours ago

Film star George Clooney slammed the Hollywood movie industry for failing to stand up against the cyber threats that prompted Sony Pictures to cancel release of the movie "The Interview."

Atos shares soar after Xerox acquisition

21 hours ago

Shares in French tech firm Atos soared nearly five percent on Friday as traders cheered the news it had bought the IT wing of Xerox for more than $1 billion.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.