According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 7, 2010, the unemployment rate for Charleston County, South Carolina is 10.2 percent. News of Opportunity, Business Venture, and New Jobs have been long awaited for local residents.
In a statement released on May 3, 2010, Boeing a leading aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft announced the company has chosen South Carolina for its new Fabrication and Assembly facility, Boeing Fabrication Interiors South Carolina.
The facility will manufacture and assemble airplane interior parts for the 787 Dreamliner. This project is expected to create at least 150 new jobs at the new facility manufacturing and assembling items such as stow bins, closets, partitions, class dividers, video-control stations, attendant modules, and more in Charleston.
"By expanding Boeing's footprint in South Carolina, we enhance our existing foundation with Boeing Charleston and further contribute to the growth of aerospace in the region," said Ray Conner, vice president and general manager, Supply Chain Management and Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
This decision is a part of Boeing's plan, announced in 2009, to provide an independent source of manufacturing and assembly in South Carolina for 787 final assembly and delivery. This venture is a part of an overall strategic plan to accommodate Boeing's 787 commitments and production. According to Conner, this important step is to ensure the company maintains a high level of consistency and quality within their production system and strengthen their position as a competitive company within the aerospace market,
Boeing is an equal opportunity employer with several positions currently available in the North Charleston and Charleston, South Carolina area. The company offers competitive benefit packages: health insurance, life, disability, retirement, vacation and holidays, educational training and career development, and employee incentives. For more job information, visit Boeing.