20-Sep-2011 Source: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) issued the following statement in response to the layoff announcement of 419 workers in Connecticut, 384 of which are hourly workers, out of a total of 567 layoffs worldwide.
“I am extremely disappointed that Sikorsky will be laying off 419 workers in Connecticut. Keeping good, high-skilled Sikorsky manufacturing jobs in the 3rd Congressional District over the long-term is and has always been a top priority of mine. Though there had been a positive upward trend in Sikorsky employment in the state recently, the company insists these layoffs are part of a continued downturn in the market,” said Congresswoman DeLauro. “This is deeply concerning to me, and I will be speaking with Sikorsky leadership to discuss their long-term plans in the state and the ways in which we can work together to ensure these jobs stay in Stratford and throughout the state. For the workers impacted by these layoffs, I stand ready to offer my assistance in any way possible.”