Citing cuts to defense spending and rising costs, Sikorsky Aircraft announced Thursday that the company would eliminate 200 hourly jobs. "Defense spending is decreasing, and I will continue to fight to limit the impact of smaller defense budgets on Connecticut's defense industry," said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. Sikorsky's workers in Connecticut will be the hardest hit, because about 50% of of the company's employees in that state are hourly.

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