MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - With the arrival of Airbus in Mobile comes the promise of about 4,000 jobs at the company's manufacturing plant at Brookley Aeroplex.
FOX10 News spoke to one Mobile man on Sunday who says he's got bait in the water and hopes to reel in one of the Airbus jobs.
Brandon Lee spent Sunday fishing with his daughter. He cast his lure, hoping for the big catch, but tomorrow his future could hold a much larger catch.
"I applied for welding, for the simple fact I have some hands-on skills with that; I've actually been through a couple of classes for it, so I'm kind of certified for it," said Lee.
Lee went online, to Airbus.com and applied for work. You can too, if you have access to a computer and the internet.
"Applying online was pretty simple; it took about 30 minutes, maybe less. It pretty much asks for your background, history, what type of position you would like to apply for," said Lee.
If Lee can reel in an Airbus job, he says it will improve the quality of his life and he hopes it will afford his family the ability to travel more frequently.
"They pay pretty well, from what I heard, good benefits -- they take care of their workers," said Lee.
Lee says he believes Airbus will change the culture in Mobile and prop up the city's image.
"The city does attract a lot of tourists but I feel as though Airbus it will bring a whole lot more money and activity to the city," said Lee.
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