Lockheed Martin will furlough about 2,400 employees as a result of the government shutdown, though the impacts on the company's Moorestown facility will be minimal.
The defense contractor announced last week that, as a result of the budget impasse in D.C., approximately 2,400 workers will be unable to work "because the civil government facility where they perform their work is closed, or we’ve received a stop-work order on their DOD (Department of Defense) or civil government program."
Of the 2,400 employees, about 2,100 work on civilian agency programs and 300 work on DOD programs, the company stated. The affected employees are located in 27 states, with the majority based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
A Lockheed spokesman said the number of furloughs in New Jersey would be "minimal."
The company went on to state, "We continue to urge Congress and the administration to come to an agreement that funds the government as soon as possible."