Sikorsky plans to lay off 179 workers in Connecticut

Sikorsky announced Tuesday that it plans to lay off 179 workers in Connecticut.
The company says the employees will exit their positions this fall.
A Sikorsky spokesperson issued a statement saying, "We are reducing a limited number of positions within our Sikorsky business segment. Several major programs are progressing into production and no longer require the same level of development support. In addition, ongoing material shortages are impacting our cost-competitiveness. This was a difficult decision to make, and we intend to retain as many people as possible to fill our open business-critical positions that are required to support urgent national security missions. Sikorsky is taking these actions to ensure cost-competitiveness in the future."