Skip to comments.Boeing hiring in South Carolina as it raises 787 production
Posted on 01/22/2014 5:24:34 PM PST by RoosterRedux
Boeing Co is hiring contract workers at its factory in South Carolina as it boosts output of the 787 Dreamliner and seeks to avoid manufacturing issues linked to the production increase, according to people familiar with the situation.
Boeing confirmed on Wednesday that it is hiring at the facility but declined to provide details.
The company was responding to a Wall Street Journal report that said the aircraft maker is adding about 300 contract mechanics and inspectors at its North Charleston facility.
The Journal said the contractors were needed in part to avoid production issues with 787 body sections made at the factory that could slow overall output of the high-tech plane.
Boeing said the hiring was part of its effort to increase production, a move that has cheered investors and helped send the company's stock price sharply higher.
"The 787 production system is ramping up to historically high rates for a wide-body program and introducing a second family member, the 787-9," Boeing said in a statement.
"It's not unexpected that this would cause a temporary surge in work."
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WTH...but...but...what about the unions?
I think it's a good investment and slight hedge against non-defense market movements.
Say what? Are contract workers defined as independent contractors?
If so...great idea.
Not employees...independent contractors.
In my business, “contract workers” means temporary employees hired through an agency. Not Boeing employees, though the purpose may be to evaluate and select the best of these.
Let them build 777's.
But now it is like a sleepy bar.
Did all those old timers get evicted because they supported Rudy or Mitt.
Whaz happenin roun heah?
And don't gimme that newbie shiite!
It sounds like unemployed people with some metal mfg. experience should move to South Carolina and get some good jobs with Boeing. Unless a federal extension on unemployment comp sounds better.
“In my business, contract workers means temporary employees hired through an agency. Not Boeing employees, though the purpose may be to evaluate and select the best of these.”
I was a “contract” employee for a year in a production environment. Even though management, I technically worked for a staffing company and not the company I was actually physically working at. Common in some production/warehousing environments. W2 came from the staffing company, etc.
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If I was the presidictator, I'd issue a ruling that would prohibit union thugs from drawing unemployment "benefits".
Let their brothers take care of them.