Larson Celebrates News That UTC Will Hire 2,000 Workers In CT
Washington – Today, Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement after United Technologies Corps announced it will hire 35,000 new employees over the next five years and 2,000 of them will be hired in Connecticut in the next two years:
“This morning’s announcement that UTC will hire 2,000 workers in Connecticut is great news for our state and demonstrates our strength as a hub for manufacturing, innovation, and as a home to a skilled workforce. This builds on the momentum from last year’s opening of an Innovation Hub in addition to a Pratt and Whitney Engineering and Technology Center in East Hartford this past year. These two investments will continue to innovate new R&D and build the technologies of tomorrow. I am also thrilled that the Small Business Administration will be partnering with UTC to create an initiative that will help train the over 160 small suppliers in my district to compete for supply chain contracts. This will continue to strengthen the manufacturing ecosystem in the First District, Connecticut, and I applaud their efforts,” said Larson.