Pratt & Whitney to add 8,000 jobs in Conn.

Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney

(WTNH) — Thousands of new jobs are coming to Connecticut. Pratt & Whitney announced Friday the company is expanding and is going to add about 8,000 jobs in the state.

The company says about 8,000 new jobs will be coming to Connecticut in the next decade, 1,000 of which will be engineering jobs in the next year.

Governor Dannel Malloy released a statement today following the announcement:

“We are proud of Pratt & Whitney’s presence in Connecticut and are thrilled with their commitment to our state. This is announcement is proof positive that we are moving in the right direction and our investments – including the historic deal made with United Technologies in 2014 – have been successful in encouraging companies to expand right here in Connecticut. We are adding jobs in key, cutting-edge industries due to strategic investments, and have used competitive economic development policy to foster growth – but we must continue to do more to make Connecticut an economic hub of the region and the nation.”

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