Lexington COO Loren Thompson was quoted in a St. Louis Dispatch article highlighting the expansion of Boeing’s regional operations. Recently, the firm announced it hired 900 new employees to assist in future production in the St. Louis area. Notably, many of the new hires are engineers, who have been brought on in efforts to build a new fighter jet once Boeing ceases production of its F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, although no formal plans have been announced to date.
Thompson sees the influx of engineers as a positive: “When you’re hiring engineers, it signals that you’re developing products for the future.” Despite uncertainty regarding the specifics of its next generation of aerial warcraft, Boeing looks to turn the page on a period marked by stagnation and hiring shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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