EB hiring surge adds 720 workers in N.K.

General Dynamics Electric Boat is in a hiring surge to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy contracts and has already added more than 720 new employees at its Quonset Point facility since the beginning of the year, according to Jason Vlaun, the company’s human resources manager. More

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EB hiring surge adds 720 workers in N.K.

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A RIGGER prepares to move a large component in the high bay shop at Electric Boat's Quonset submarine manufacturing facility. The company has added 720 new employees at its Quonset facility since the beginning of the year.
Posted 8/21/14

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat is in a hiring surge to meet the requirements of U.S. Navy contracts and has already added more than 720 new employees at its Quonset Point facility since the beginning of the year, according to Jason Vlaun, the company’s human resources manager.

“We’re looking to hire 300 to 400 more,” Vlaun told Providence Business News. “The bulk of the people will be coming in this month and next month, with a little bit of hiring to be done throughout the rest of the year.”

Electric Boat, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, has been hiring since 2010 to meet the demands of governent contracts, but stepped up the pace with a $17.6 billion contract announced in April for 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. That was the largest number of boats the U.S. Navy ever awarded in a single contract, accordiung to Electric Boat.

Most of the new jobs at Electric Boat’s Quonset Point facility are in the skilled trades, such as welding and pipefitting, ranging from entry level to skilled positions.

The hiring is part of a previously announced expansion that could eventually double the company’s 3,300 Rhode Island workers.

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