MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Airbus officials are promising some surprises when groundbreaking ceremonies are held Monday, April 8, at the Brookley Aeroplex.
LAST MINUTE WORK
On Friday, April 5, workers were adding finishing touches on the tent city where Airbus dignitaries, political leaders, and others will gather for the groundbreaking Monday.
Clay McConnell with Airbus said, "The ceremony has some elements that we would like to keep as a surprise, but there will be some of the typical things that you see with the groundbreaking, which includes shovels in the ground and people turning over dirt, because that's what a groundbreaking is."
FOX10 News has learned that there are plans to bring one of the Airbus A-320 planes into Mobile to serve as a back drop for the announcement.
The Mobile facility will build A-320 planes.
There are also plans to for the ceremony to be sent back live via satellite to Germany and France.
BIG CROWD EXPECTED
As for the tents, the one where the announcement will be made can hold about 1200 people.
McConnell said, "We expect a very good crowd here on Monday. If people are planning to come out for the event, they may want to plan to come out early because there are limited ways in and out of the Brookley Aeroplex facility.
APPLYING FOR A JOB
To apply for any and all jobs with Airbus, officials said you have to apply online through AIDT, the workforce development agency set by the state.
Lee Hammett, the Assistant Director of AIDT said, "And in this one, it's actually a little different in that we are recruiting for professional positions also. Usually, it's just for the hourly employees."
You can only apply for jobs that are advertised.
Hammett said, "Only the jobs that come up at that time will be posted. Most of the hourly jobs, it will probably be mid to late summer before those begin to be posted."
A NEW POSTING
On April 5, Airbus posted its third external position for the assembly plant here in Mobile. It's a manager of Health, Safety, and Environment.
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