LONGUEUIL, Que. — Pratt and Whitney Canada says it plans to cut 410 jobs from its global workforce and close a Montreal-area location by the end of next year as a result of weakness in the aerospace market.
The company says it will cut 250 jobs by the end of this year and a further 160 jobs by the end of 2010, when it closes its facility on Auvergne Street in Longueuil, Que.
The jet engine maker says it will consolidate its activities at three Quebec communities, including its headquarters in Longueuil where the company also does manufacturing and R&D.
Pratt and Whitney also will have an aerospace centre in Mirabel, where engines for Bombardier’s new CSeries regional jets will be assembled and tested, and a service centre in St-Hubert.
Pratt and Whitney Canada has over 9,000 employees worldwide and is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), a diversified manufacturing company based in the United States.
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