ELLISVILLE, Miss. -- Jobs are on their way to Mississippi. Governor Phil Bryant and GE Aviation officials made the announcement Thursday at GE's soon to be manufacturing plant in Ellisville.
"We are actually going to have an announcement in November where we will start accepting applications. The building itself will finish construction in early 2013. Starting in the second quarter around March we will start bringing people on because that is when equipment will start to be installted." says GE Aviation Composite Strategic Leader Richard Wehmer.
Wehmer says GE plans to hire 250 workers within the next five years and they should be hiring anywhere from 30 to 25 people every quarter because the technology they are using does not have an experienced work force and requires training.
"We need people who can do composite layout, people who can run numerically controlled machinery, and we also need assembly workers who can assemble the product into a final product."
GE owns another facility in Batesville that currently employees over 450 people.