Missile Manufacturer Raytheon Ramping Up With 1,000 Jobs In Tucson

Published: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 7:27am
Updated: Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 8:14am

Weapons manufacturer Raytheon is hiring hundreds of people at its Tucson campus as it prepares to ramp up missile production and a company merger. 

The announcement came one day after Congress and the State Department gave initial approval to selling $39 million worth of Javelin missiles to Ukraine.  Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are joint manufacturers of the anti-tank missiles.

A spokesperson for Raytheon confirmed the company is hiring 1,000 additional employees, adding to its staff of already more than 13,000 at the Tucson International Airport campus. 

The company announced this week it is expanding to meet weapon manufacturing demands, as it finalizes a merger with United Technologies Corporation.

Raytheon began a rapid expansion in 2016, and a study by Arizona State University’s Seidman Institute shows the Tucson manufacturer brings in an annual $2.6 billion to Arizona’s economy.

Many of the open positions posted on its website are related to engineering and pay six-figure incomes.

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