Ottawa spared from Lockheed Martin layoffs

Ottawa employees will not be included among the layoffs announced this week at multinational defence firm Lockheed Martin, a company spokesman said Tuesday.


The company, which employs around 250 people in Ottawa, said last week it planned to lay off 600 people in its mission systems and training division.

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However those changes will not directly affect its operations in the capital, said Keith Little, Lockheed Martin’s spokesman.

“It was only affecting U.S.-based employees of our mission systems and training business,” he said.

Lockheed Martin’s Canadian headquarters are located in downtown Ottawa.


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