The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., recently hired its 1,200th employee in its “1200 in 12” hiring initiative launched last summer, according to an Air Force report.
The hiring initiative, launched in Aug. 2018, aimed to augment the Air Logistic Complex’s 7,200 personnel by hiring 1,200 new workers in 12 months, or by the end of fiscal 2019. Personnel at the complex provide maintenance and repair for several aircraft and components, as well as F-15 engineering.
Hiring 1,200 highly-skilled workers in a year was a daunting challenge and required advance work by Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) and Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) in their Armed Services committee assignments to allow direct hiring at the air logistics complex. The committee work helped pave the way for hiring new workers and future employees at a faster pace.
Though the complex reached its goal of “1200 in 12” earlier than anticipated, officials plan to keep recruiting new hires as the complex needs new workers because of an increase in workload.
“We’re continuously seeking well-qualified candidates for our critical jobs,” said Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, commander of Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. “Our maintenance professionals are the best in the world. Without them, we can’t deliver air power to our warfighters around the globe. So yes, we’re always looking for prime candidates to help complete our vital mission,” he added.
Base officials estimate the ‘1200 in 12’ initiative will have an annual economic impact in Middle Georgia of $69 million and more than $345 million over the next five years.
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