Pratt & Whitney announced that it will hire thousands of workers in Connecticut over the next few years.
The figure stems from the jet engine maker's push to hire approximately 25,000 employees worldwide in the next 10 years.
Since 2015, about one-third or 1,500 jobs of the company's worldwide hiring has occurred in Connecticut, it said.
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The state represents the largest number of employees by location for Pratt & Whitney with 9,500 in-state workers.