Thursday, August 15, 2013

Airbus blue-collar postings near

MOBILE, Ala. -- The first blue-collar job postings may come as early as October for the final assembly line being built at Brookley Aeroplex. That's what Lee Hammett, Alabama Industrial Development Training program's assistant director for South Alabama, told members of the Aviation and Aerospace Industry Advisory Council Thursday. AIDT is organization is working with Airbus to finalize guidelines and protocol for pre-employment training. If Airbus OKs the guidelines, orientations could begin in November with interviews in December and training as early as January. Blue-collar workers will be the hourly employees who assemble the aircraft. The plant will open in 2015 and deliver its first A320 in 2016. (Source:, 08/15/13)