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On Same Day Malloy Announces 524 New Jobs, A Different Company Sends 1,500 to Massachusetts

February 9, 2018 By Staff
On Same Day Malloy Announces 524 New Jobs, A Different Company Sends 1,500 to Massachusetts

The governor has some egg on his face after MassMutual's move sent triple the amount of jobs north to Massachusetts as Malloy announced were created by ASML in Wilton.

On Thursday, Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) proudly touted that ASML, “one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment,” is creating 524 new jobs in Wilton, Connecticut.

Malloy took a victory lap, saying:

“These newly created, high-paying jobs are exactly the kind of opportunities that our economic development efforts have helped generate. Additionally, our work in expanding STEM skills at all levels of education will allow ASML and all of our advanced manufacturers to find the talent they need to ensure their continued success and growth here in the state.”

Well, on the same day MassMutual announced it’s moving triple that amount – 1,500 jobs – from Enfield, Connecticut north to Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Hartford Courant reported:

MassMutual announced Thursday it is closing its office in Enfield, which employs 1,500, and will expand operations in Springfield and Boston in order to “grow and thrive over the long term.”

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. said it will spend nearly $300 million in Massachusetts and add 1,500 jobs in Springfield over the next four years, expanding the workforce there to 4,500. It also will increase its presence in Boston, adding 1,000 jobs in the coming years. Massachusetts will give MassMutual a package of incentives worth $46 million.

The Connecticut Republican Party (CT GOP) cut a YouTube video highlighting MassMutual’s move.

Unsurprisingly, Reclaim Connecticut found no mention from Malloy of MassMutual.