Lockheed Martin to hire 400 new employees in Fort Worth to support F-35 program
Lockheed Martin Corp. said Monday it plans to create an additional 400 jobs at its facility in Fort Worth, Tex., to support increased production of its F-35 fighter jet. That announcement, as well as the one that it reached its commitment to hire 1,800 new employees in support of the F-35 program, comes after the Trump administration’s second Made in America day, in which an F-35 model was showcased on the South Lawn of the White House. The aerospace and defense contractor said it will host its hiring event on July 30 in Fort Worth to recruit 400 new employees with expertise in the areas including avionics technicians, million machinists, low observable coaters, structural assemblers, air craft mechanics, field and service mechanic and electrical assemblers. The stock fell 0.7% in morning trade. It has gained 11% over the past 12 months, while the S&P 500 has advanced 13%.