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Electric Boat to Create Electrician Jobs in Rhode Island

Posted on May 27, 2010

According to the Associated Press, Electric Boat has announced it will create almost 500 jobs, many of which will be electrician jobs in Rhode Island.

Officials with submarine maker Electric Boat say the company will add 450 jobs at its Rhode Island facility over the next five years, and spend more than $55 million on new infrastructure as part of the expansion of the Virginia-class nuclear submarine program.

Electric Boat president John Casey said Monday that this year alone the General Dynamics Corp. subsidiary will hire about 100 welders, pipefitters, electricians and sheet-metal workers.

State Department of Labor and Training Director Sandra Powell tells The Providence Journal that the news is the “most significant” job creation by a single company in Rhode Island since the recession began three years ago.

Electric Boat on Monday unveiled a renovated $5 million, 65,000-square-foot warehouse to support the submarine construction schedule.

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