Electric Boat issues layoff notices to 440 employees

Electric Boat said yesterday that it issued layoff notices to 440 employees as part of a previously announced work force cutback.

Most were at the shipyard in Groton, Conn., where 368 hourly production and production-support workers and 48 salaried employees were laid off, a company spokesman said. Twenty-four employees at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state were also laid off.