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Lockheed reduces furloughs, but not by much

Lockheed Martin will still be furloughing 2,400 employees, a reduction of 600 from the company’s originally plan.

The 600 are back to work thanks to Defense Sec. Chuck Hagel’s decision to recall some 350,000 Defense Department workers.

“The Department of Defense’s decision will not eliminate the impact of the government shutdown on the company’s employees and the business,” the company said in a statement Monday morning.

Of the 2,400 furloughed employees, 2,100 work on civilian agency programs and 300 work on defense programs.

Affected Lockheed employees are located in 27 states, but the majority is in the Washington, D.C., area, the company said.

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