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Lockheed Martin eases up on shutdown-related layoffs

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin on Monday reduced the number of workers it planned to lay off after the Pentagon slashed the number of its workers idled by the government shutdown. Lockheed, the lead contractor for the F-35 fighter jet, said it would have to temporarily send home only 2,400 employees…

Lockheed Martin furloughs 3,000 workers due to government shutdown

US defense contractor Lockheed Martin said Friday it would put 3,000 workers on unpaid leave Monday due to the government shutdown. Lockheed said the number of employees furloughed was expected to increase weekly in the event of a prolonged shutdown. The furloughs include employees who are unable to work because…