Spirit to hire 1,400

State News

December 20, 2018 - 9:46 AM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced Wednesday it plans to hire an additional 1,400 people next year at its Wichita plant.

Spirit Chief Executive Officer Tom Gentile said in a news conference that the new hiring will come on top of the 1,000 new jobs the company added last year as part of a $1 billion expansion at its Wichita facility.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer called the latest announcement “the biggest news in this state in a long time.”

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