Layoffs at Electric Boat in Groton

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General Dynamics, the parent company of Electric Boat, will be laying off 55 carpenters September 27, because of a decline in contracted work, the company said Monday.

The workers are represented by the Metal Trades Council.

“We have to align the size of our workforce with the level of our workload,” said Robert H. Nardone, vice president – Human Resources & Administration. “These employees work in an area where the workload is not expected to sustain the current workforce for the foreseeable future.”

Nardone said Electric Boat had no projections of future layoffs.

The company did not say how many workers it will have in Connecticut once these workers are let go. At the end of 2012, Electric Boat’s Connecticut employment was 8,900 — 6,100 in Groton and 2,800 in New London.

A year ago, there were 2,100 tradespeople at Electric Boat in Connecticut.

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