United Technologies Corp. (UTC) has canceled their plan and the furloughs have been called off. At least 2,000 workers were to be furloughed according to a report from FOXct.com on Oct. 7, 2013, but those plans have been scrapped after the Department of Defense recalled most of its civilian employees.
UTC is a Hartford, Connecticut, based defense contractor that planned to begin the furloughs on Monday. The Sikorsky division of United Technologies Corp. makes Black Hawk helicopters for the military and relies on government inspectors. The very same inspectors who had been furloughed.
This past weekend, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered most of the 350,000 civilian employees of the Defense Department back to work. He cited a law that exempts civilians from the government shutdown if they're contributing to military morale or readiness.
On Sunday, Paul Jackson, spokesman for Sikorsky, said that the planned furloughs have been called off for United Technologies due to this news.
There are other companies that are still going through with furloughs though. Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. has plans of furloughing up to 3,000 workers on Monday.