Sikorsky cancels worker furloughs

  • Helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft canceled its plan to temporarily layoff about 2,000 workers in Alabama, Connecticut and Florida; its earlier decision was in regards to the partial shutdown of the federal government. 

    The plan that was made on Monday was canceled after there was an announcement about the Pentagon bringing back about 90 percent of the civilian employees that were furloughed. The Pentagon did so based on a law passed before the shutdown that ensures the military to be paid on time. 

    United technologies mentioned that it appreciates the efforts to bring back civilian employees to work. 

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