The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins AFB, Ga., will be hiring 1,200 personnel by the end of 2019 after the depot experienced its “most consequential year for new workload growth in over a decade,” Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, the complex’s commander, said Wednesday. “Just over a year ago they rolled out the very first Global Hawk we did here,” Kubinec said. “We have inducted our very first J-STARS aircraft for [programmed depot maintenance]. We have brought in our first Marine Corps C-130 for overhaul.”
The Air Logistics Complex, which now employs 7,200 people, will need to hire engineers, mechanics and computer scientists, reports the Telegraph. Kubinec praised Congress for providing direct hire authority, which will allow base officials to hire candidates on the spot following a job interview. The additional workforce will generate an annual economic impact of $69 million, according to statement from the base located in Middle Georgia. About 24,000 people work at Robins now.
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