Defense contractor BAE Systems, a NEC member, recent announced plans to invest in New England and hire hundreds of workers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
By the end of 2017, BAE System’s Electronic Systems will have hired over 700 employees in Massachusetts and New Hampshire alone with plans to hire at least 750 people in New Hampshire in 2018. Electronic Systems is looking to advertise in the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and recently put up two highway billboards and 57 screens in Boston Logan Airport to attract candidates. BAE hired 300 interns this year and has internship programs at five local high schools and a microelectronics boot camp at Nashua Community College that guarantees graduates an interview with the company. BAE is also investing $100 million in infrastructure improvements, which will impact the company’s six facilities in New Hampshire.
“I will guess near the fourth quarter [of FY18] we will hire another 200 or 250 people. One of the things that we are doing this year is either expanding or renovating about 200,000 square feet,” Jeremy Tondreault, vice president of operations for BAE Systems’ Electronic Systems said of the New Hampshire facilities. “We are going to spend $100 million on upgrading mostly our manufacturing infrastructure over three years.”
The New England Council congratulates BAE Systems on its success and looks forward to the company’s investment in New England’s communities. Read more in the Union Leader.