About 300 workers will lose their jobs when defense contractor Northrop Grumman closes its Norden Systems operations in in about 18 months.
According to a report in the Stamford Advocate, the defense work done at 10 Norden Place will be moved to Baltimore and Rolling Meadows, Ill., as the company consolidates. The Norwalk facility is currently only about 50 percent utilized, according to the report.
Norden Systems employees told Hearst Newspapers that they knew the closure was coming — the company's lease for the facility reportedly terminates in 2014.
Of the 300+ employees, 30 to 50 could get offers to relocate, according to the article.
Defense contractors in Connecticut and elsewhere have been cutting their workforces as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down and defense spending is curtailed. Other defense contractors in the state that have trimmed their workforces in the last year include Pratt & Whitney, United Technologies Corp. subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft and General Dynamics' submarine division Electric Boat.
For more, check out the Stamford Advocate report.