Raytheon plans to expand Southern Arizona workforce, hire 2,000 over next five years

Posted at 1:14 PM, Nov 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-18 15:14:38-05

Raytheon Company plans to boost its Southern Arizona workforce by 2,000, according to Governor Doug Ducey's office.

The Missile Systems business headquarters will implement the engineering and technical positions over the next five years. According to the release, the company will be hiring people at all skill levels. They expect the expansion and job creation will result in "billions of dollars of economic impact for Arizona over 10 years."

“With an existing workforce of 10,000 people and a network of over 500 suppliers in Arizona, Raytheon is the largest private employer in Southern Arizona and has an incredibly positive economic impact throughout our state,” said Governor Ducey. “Increasing Raytheon’s infrastructure and job growth in Arizona is a major win for all of us, and the result of strong partnerships statewide.”

Raytheon Company specializes in defense, civil government and cyber security. It is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.