Economic and Workforce Impact

Lockheed Martin is investing in our bridge to the future, introducing new and visionary technologies, developing stronger alliances, and serving as a powerful catalyst for economic and jobs growth.

Lockheed Martin programs provided $19.3 billion to support more than 15 thousand suppliers in every state across the U.S.

Lockheed Martin programs provided $19.3 billion to support more than 15 thousand suppliers in every state across the U.S.

We committed $4.4 billion to about 9 thousand small businesses in 2017, and provided $45.5 million in philanthropy and sponsorships, backed by 800 thousand hours of employee volunteerism.

We committed $4.4 billion to about 9 thousand small businesses in 2017, and provided $45.5 million in philanthropy and sponsorships, backed by 800 thousand hours of employee volunteerism.  

We’re investing $5 million in vocational and trade programs and creating 8 thousand new apprenticeship and other workforce development opportunities through 2023.

We’re investing $5 million in vocational and trade programs and creating 8 thousand new apprenticeship and other workforce development opportunities through 2023.

Our Economic Impact

As the leading U.S. aerospace and defense company, Lockheed Martin has four industry-leading business areas, 100,000 employees, and 400+ facilities in 52 countries. Roughly 90% of our employees are U.S.-based, as are 93% of our 16,000 suppliers, making Lockheed Martin a proud driver of broad-based economic development and opportunity in America.

Creating Economic Opportunity in Your State

Creating Economic Opportunity in Your State

Learn about state-level economic impact, including jobs, supplier investment, and more.

Investing in the Workforce

Lockheed Martin actively supports more than 30 education and training programs designed to skill workers for long-standing careers in aerospace and defense.

Our programs span the talent pipeline – from college-bound students to employees interested in upskilling, as well as those interested in entering vocational trades and those displaced by technological advancement.

Creating Opportunity Across the Career Spectrum

Inspiring and
Hiring Students

More than half of college students abandon science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors before graduation. While this is on par with the percentage of all students who elect to change their majors prior to graduation, it’s a sobering statistic for the aerospace and defense industry which is facing increased competition to attract and retain new talent. That’s why Lockheed Martin is partnering with local schools and organizations like Project Lead The Way to create high school and college internships that inspire students to stay on the academic path to rewarding careers in STEM.

Bringing New Skills
to the Workforce

Aerospace and defense is facing a shortage of skilled labor to perform successfully in today’s advanced manufacturing environment. To address this challenge, Lockheed Martin is partnering with academia and state and federal governments to develop curriculum and support scholarships for veterans, unskilled or displaced workers so they can gain the skills-based training they need to obtain jobs in the industry.

Preparing Employees
for the Future of Work

With our customer’s mission in focus, we’re preparing our workforce to be successful in a more connected, digitally-enabled organization and investing in employees to close high-tech skills gaps in emerging fields like artificial intelligence, autonomy, cybersecurity, advanced electronics and data analytics.

Harnessing the Power
of Digital Technology

“We’re in a new era of growth powered by data.” Jeff Wilcox, vice president of Digital Transformation

At Lockheed Martin, the future of work will be defined by our use of artificial intelligence, human-machine teaming and data as a strategic commodity. Most importantly, it will be defined by our ability to blend art and science to drive digital transformation.

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