Raytheon to expand Southern Arizona facility with two thousand job hires

TUCSON, Ariz. Officials at Raytheon Co. announced the company's plan to expand by adding approximately two thousand jobs at its Southern Arizona operations facility at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five-year period. The company plans to hire workers at all skill levels with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions.

State, regional, and local partners are working with Raytheon to meet the company's long-term growth needs. Partners in the expansion initiative include Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Commerce Authority, Pima County, City of Tucson, Sun Corridor Inc., Tucson Electric Power, and the Tucson Airport Authority. Officials say that the job creation, facilities expansion, and operational output is expected to result in billions of dollars of economic impact for Arizona over 10 years.

"These rewarding, high technology jobs will support Raytheon's growth and bring even more top talent to this region," says Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence, Raytheon Missile Systems president. "The strong support we receive from state and local organizations is essential to our expansion plans, and will help provide Raytheon with the workforce and infrastructure to meet the growing demand we are seeing from our customers."