Skip to comments.Sikorsky to close in Big Flats; 570 jobs gone (the Obama economy strikes again)
Posted on 09/25/2012 4:18:09 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
Citing cuts in the federal defense budget and a continuing weakness in its military helicopter business, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced Monday it will close its military completions center in Big Flats at the end of the year.
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Isn’t New York a blue state?
Not just there - Sikorsky will lay off at most locations by end of year - on top of 10+ unpaid furlough days next year for those that remain.
We do have the relative peace and quiet of not being a battleground state, saturated with political adds.
Yes, and as such it has the mentality of blue states. Sacrifice for the common good. Take us for granted. Use us like two dollars hoochies. Step on us. But advance the common good and we’ll eagerly wait for our unemployment checks. As for employers, tax their brains out. They won’t ever move to a different state or country, and if they do, they’re Benedict Arnold corporations.
Interesting... I didn’t know Maine and Nebraska apportioned their electoral votes. Sounds like New York is like Illinois. It get ruled by Chicago.
The first announcement of many more to come.
UTC just bought out our company. I don’t like what I’m seeing so far.
Very sad. In a more remote location than say, the Connecticut facility, where you at least have a chance of finding a similar job with the same company or industry. The mayor’s comments sounded quite naive...i.e., he never expected defense cuts would impact here.
And this is just a warmup. Wait until November 2, when WARN act notices have to go out by law...60 days before impending layoffs. There has been no movement on sequestration that I can discern.
Sadly, he may win half the area of the state but still lose all the EVs. You will only have proportional EV if you force it to happen in your state.
Ironically much of the defense industry is located in the ultra liberal northeastern part of the country. Many MANY jobs will be gone as military spending decreases and many that would normally advocate for free market, production based economics will lament the jobs lost and decry the decreases in spending at these locations.
Equally disturbed will be the liberal that on one hand deplores the military, but also depends on military spending to artificially prop up the socialist economy in the northeastern states.
When viewed this way, war becomes a welfare program for the socialist left.
Defense contractors are about to send out a massive wave of “sequestration layoff” notices. They are about to pound the last nail in Barry’s political coffin. He’s gonna have trouble keeping October’s number under 8.5%.
Interesting site; shows how businesses are dealing with the “recovery”