U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp has confirmed that it anticipates expanding its 300-strong workforce by 15% at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin plant. The announcement was made at the time of President Donald Trumps visit to the facility, run by Lockheed Martin subsidiary Derco.
Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson also made it clear that as a result of President Trump’s pro-growth policies on tax reform and regulatory reform, the company would hire an additional 18,000 staff this year. The relationship between Trump and Lockheed Martin would appear to be a strong one with Hewson announcing last Wednesday that at the request of the President, the decision to close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Pennsylvania would be reversed. Both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are seen as key to President Trumps election campaign for 2020.Email Post to a Friend