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Electric Boat to Hire for Engineer Jobs in Connecticut

Posted on June 22, 2010

Great news for unemployed engineers: Electric Boat, stationed in Pfizer’s New London complex, has announced they will be expanding and hiring for engineer jobs in Connecticut.

The governor of Connecticut and the president of Electric Boat gathered at the complex to announce a preliminary expansion plan to make room for EB’s engineering workforce.

Beginning in July, Electric Boat will occupy two floors in the center.

Congressman Joe Courtney, who attended the announcement, said ,”When I came to Congress over three years ago, Electric Boat was facing significant workforce reductions, and, for the first time in 50 years, was not actively designing the next generation of submarines,” Courtney said. “Today, the yard is getting ready to build two submarines a year – a long-sought goal that will bring much-needed stability to the shipyard. What began with $8 million in early seed money for the next generation submarine, which I secured in my first term, has grown into a significant research and development effort that is growing jobs at Electric Boat. Today’s announcement illustrates that in eastern Connecticut, submarines create jobs and an economic jolt that resonates across the region.”

“Electric Boat’s expansion into the Pfizer buildings is a welcome and direct result of three years of effort and a pinpoint focus on investing in the talented submarine industrial base here in southeastern Connecticut,” Courtney said. “These investments and today’s action provide stability and certainty to the men and women of Electric Boat, and will ensure that eastern Connecticut remains the Submarine Capital of the World.”

Electric Boat designs submarines and needs top-notch engineers for their projects.

Congressman Courtney took office in 2007 and began assisting EB with the collection of venture capital to begin the concept and development on the SSBN replacement.

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