250 aviation jobs coming to Jacksonville

Dec 3, 2014

Hundreds of aviation jobs are coming to Jacksonville. Mayor Alvin Brown joined the company Flightstar and the Aviation Authority to make the announcement Wednesday at Cecil Airport.

Flightstar is hiring 250 employees to do modification work on an aircraft in the brand-new 113,000 square foot hanger.

"These are good-paying high-skill jobs. Exactly the kind of jobs we want to continue to Jacksonville to improve our economy," said Brown.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the river city's unemployment rate shrank from 6.6 in August to 5.8 in September. 

Frank Mackesy with the Aviation Authority said the people being put to work aren't the only ones who will see a change.

"The economic impact of the airport to our local regional community is about $3 billion a year," said Mackesy. 

Flightstar hopes to have the positions filled by next year. If you're looking for work, contact its HR department or head to its website.

Source:  http://ow.ly/FlJDn


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