Lockheed Martin Closing Its Goodyear Facility
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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin announced today that it's cutting 4,000 jobs nationwide, including 600 in Arizona.
Those 600 Arizona employees work at a 495,000-square-foot facility in Goodyear, which will close.
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In a statement from the company, the jobs losses are attributed to "continued declines in U.S. government spending."
The Goodyear facility, which houses part of Lockheed's Information Systems and Global Solutions department, is expected to close by "early 2015."
Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions comprises 28,000 highly skilled professionals bringing together the full range of the corporation's information competencies in information technology solutions, management services, and advanced technology expertise. With nearly $9 billion in sales, IS&GS is a leading federal services and information technology contractor with a strong heritage of delivering world-class solutions and delivering advanced technology across a broad spectrum of civil and defense domains. IS&GS plays an integral role in the corporation's domestic and global business strategy.According to the company, most of the employees in the Arizona facility have a security clearance of some degree.
|Lockheed Martin's facility in Goodyear.|