The Lockheed Martin facilities in suburban Syracuse and Owego, N.Y. have had a tough few months. With a combined workforce of about 4,200 people, they're some of the region's biggest employers.
But they've been hit with two rounds of layoffs and just recently, a secret plan to close the Syracuse area site. In all, 284 employees have lost their jobs. Nearly 1,700 people at the Salina, N.Y. site would have gotten the ax if the radar and sensors factory had been shut down completely.