GE Aviation To Add Jobs in Newark

Apr 30, 2013

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - With the approval of $1.1 million in state grants, GE Aviation says it plans to add dozens of jobs at its Newark plant.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the company, which has 88 permanent employees in Newark, plans to add 62 jobs by 2016. The state Council on Development Finance has approved $1.1 million in grants to renovate and expand the 110,000-square-foot facility.

Aviation comprises three-quarters of the factory's work. It has been limited to limited to research and development, but parts made at the facility are expected to be placed in large aircraft soon.

The facility employs some highly skilled workers, with an average of 20 years' experience.