Lockheed To Furlough 3,000 Because Of Government Shutdown

3:39 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Lockheed To Furlough 3,000 Because Of Government Shutdown

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Lockheed Martin, which builds the F-35 fighter jet in Fort Worth, says it will begin furloughing employees Monday because of the government shutdown. The biggest concern is the lack of inspectors needed to approve work performed in the manufacturing process.
Lockheed Martin says it will furlough 3,000 employees on Monday due to the government shutdown. The Maryland-based defense contractor, which builds the F-35 fighter jet in west Fort Worth, said Friday that the number of employees put on furlough will increase weekly if the shutdown continues.