Rolls-Royce Adding 100 New Jobs At Virginia Facility This Year.

Rolls-Royce Adding 100 New Jobs At Virginia Facility This Year

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that “Rolls-Royce” North America is adding about 100 jobs at its Prince George manufacturing plant this year,” adding that employment at the company’s Crosspointe facility “should reach 400 or more by the end of this year, as it adds production to meet demand in the aircraft industry, said Lorin S. Sodell, manufacturing executive at the plant.” According to Sodell, the company “employed about 300 people at the plant at the start of 2018,” and, “so far this year, the company has added about two dozen more.” Sodell adds, “We have about another 80 to go,” further stating that “in addition to that, we have about 50 embedded contractors who work here at the plant for a variety of companies on a full-time basis.” The Times Dispatch writes that Sodell also says that the company “Would add about $40 million worth of production equipment this year,” and further quotes him saying that “most people that we are hiring are for our production facilities and for our manufacturing services here, which is equipment maintenance.”

 

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