MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Airbus assembly plant in Mobile is expected to begin construction this summer, but FOX10 confirmed a groundbreaking event is set for April 8. Airbus officials haven't released any details related to the event.
Airbus is expected to fill 2,500 positions including construction workers, suppliers and engineers.
In a statement, the Airbus Americas Communications Manager, Mary Anne Greczyn said the first hire is a human resources manager — and that hire is currently being finalized.
"Overall, we are looking to hire as many local people as possible — and people who value a large-team dynamic and appreciate the magnitude and learning opportunities of working for a large, global company," said Greczyn.
Hoar Program Management will manage all aspects of construction and design of the facility.
In a statement issued by the President of the company Mike Lanier, it said the hiring process starts with registering on its website hoarpm.com. The registration will begin the qualification process.
"Hoar Program Management will help Airbus finalize design team selection very soon and expect the General Contractors to start their procurement process later on this Spring," said Lanier.
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