* Has cut 900 jobs through first six months of 2010
* Company employs more than 200,000 people
BOSTON (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp
plans to cut about 1,500 jobs over the rest of 2010 and
2011, the diversified U.S. manufacturer said in a filing with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Monday.
The world's largest maker of elevators and air conditioners
targeted some 14,600 jobs to cut during the recession, of which
it eliminated 11,100 last year.
It was not immediately clear if the additional 1,500 job
cuts referenced in the SEC filing were part of the previously
The payoff of that restructuring, coupled with improved
demand, helped the company to post better-than-expected profit
last week and raise its full-year earnings target for the
The Hartford, Connecticut-based company cut some 900 jobs
in the first half of the year, and plans to complete the
remaining 1,500 by the end of 2011, it said.
At the end of 2009, United Tech employed about 206,700
United Tech's shares were up 1 percent at $71.59 on the New
York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Scott Malone, editing by Dave Zimmerman)