Company may move to Duluth if job fair goes well

This is a curious press release. A company is considering relocating to Duluth in the old Northwest Airlines maintenance facility by the airport. One factor in their decision will be the outcome of a job fair this upcoming Monday and Tuesday at the DECC. Don’t screw this up, unemployed people.

If Job Fair Takes Off, Duluth Could Land Aviation Company

ST. PAUL – Hoping to land an aviation company in Duluth, the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and other partners will hold a single-employer career and networking fair from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30, at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. 

AAR Aircraft Services is considering opening an aircraft maintenance facility at the Duluth International Airport that would bring about 250 jobs to the city. DEED is working with the Duluth Economic Development Authority, Duluth Airport Authority and APEX, a private-sector economic development organization, to help attract the company to the city.

“The success of this career fair is an important factor as to whether AAR will locate in Duluth, so we have to show the company the depth of our talent,” said DEED Commissioner Mark Phillips. “The strength of our workforce is a critical consideration in their expansion plans.”

AAR Aircraft Services, which specializes in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, is a division of AAR Corp., a Wood Dale, Ill., based company that provides products and services for the commercial aviation and government and defense industries. The company employs about 6,500 people in 13 countries.

AAR Aircraft Services is looking for workers in several areas, including airframe and power plant mechanics; sheet metal, avionics and interiors specialists; nondestructive testing inspectors; and quality control inspectors.

The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is located at 350 Harbor Drive in
Duluth on the city’s waterfront. Parking is free for participants. For job seekers who cannot attend the career and networking fair, resumes can be e-mailed to Candidates may also submit qualifications online.

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