EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney says it’s cutting 350 salaried workers, and about 200 of those jobs are in Connecticut.

The subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. said Tuesday that it’s responding to “business and economic conditions.” The company said the cuts are necessary to remain competitive.

Pratt & Whitney had announced in December that it would lay off 80 hourly employees and eliminate 20 other jobs through buyouts.

The company employs about 36,000 workers worldwide, including about 1,300 at a plant in North Berwick that makes the military’s F-35 jet engine. In November, plant officials said they planned to add 400 jobs over the next four years.