One major employer in the San Antonio area is aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co
. Recent statistics show that aside from helping Texas' economy by contributing $3.52 billion, Boeing also employes 5,200 different individuals statewide, with 1,500 of these being jobs in San Antonio
. According to the San Antonio Business Journal
, the average Texan employed by Boeing makes a salary of $68,741 a year.
A large portion of the San Antonio jobs with Boeing are a product of the company's contract with the United States Air Force
to provide both routine maintenance, repairs and overhaul services on the KC-10, KC-135, and C-17 aircraft. Recently, the Air Force announced that it would be renewing it's contract with Boeing for the service of the KC-135, a $1.1 billion contract. Because of this, Boeing has decided to add another 200 San Antonio jobs.
In addition to the jobs being created for the renewal of the Air Force contract, Boeing has other plans for jobs in San Antonio
. The 787 “Dreamliner”, an aircraft originally scheduled for delivery in May 2008, will be modified in San Antonio. The company now plans to deliver 109 of these aircraft by the end of 2009. Once the new Boeing 787 enter service, the company plans to create approximately 400 new San Antonio jobs.
Between both the Air Force contract renewal and the 787 modification site, Boeing will soon have to hire 600 new employees in the San Antonio area. Those interested in working with the company should visit their website where they will find a link to available jobs online
Those who are interested in similar jobs but do not want to limit their search to Boeing alone, may like to try out the industry specific job search engines
, such as aviationemployment.com
. Once at the sites main page one can limit their search to available San Antonio jobs.
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