Lockheed Martin closing facilities in Massachusetts, Maryland could bring 100+ jobs to Central New York

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SALINA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A source familiar with Lockheed Martin’s restructuring tells NewsChannel 9 that more than 100 jobs will move from facilities closing in other parts of the country to the plants in Salina and Oswego.

The source could not specific the exact number jobs, which is likely still being finalized.

On Thursday, NewsChannel 9 reported that more jobs were on the way for Lockheed Martin’s plant in the Town of Salina.

Friday, WPRI in Providence,Rhode Island confirmed the Lockheed Martin facility in Marion, Massachusetts is closing and some of those employees will be offered jobs elsewhere.

The Baltimore Sun is reporting the closure of the Lockheed Martin plant in Middle River, Maryland.

The Sun reports that of the 465 workers, about 382 jobs would be transferred to other facilities, while 140 people will be asked to telework from Maryland.

Operations would close between March and June of 2023, the Sun reports.

In a statement, the company says: “In our ongoing effort to drive down costs for customers and increase efficiency and value, we are consolidating some operations in our Rotary and Mission Systems business to better align employees, technology, and facilities to meet customer needs.”

New York Senator and Majority Leader Charles Schumer tells NewsChannel 9: “After securing record-breaking contracts in recent years, it’s no surprise Lockheed Martin is investing in even more work – and more jobs— in Central New York. I will continue to use my role as Majority Leader to continue to grow and protect good-paying jobs in Central New York and help Lockheed Martin in Salina do what it does best: produce superior technology and employ scores of New Yorkers.”

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