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Spirit AeroSystems announces 1,400 new jobs at Wichita plant


December 20, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Aircraft parts maker Spirit AeroSystems announced Wednesday it plans to hire an additional 1,400 people next year at its Wichita plant.

Spirit Chief Executive Officer Tom Gentile said in a news conference that the new hiring will come on top of the 1,000 new jobs the company said last year it planned to add as part of a $1 billion expansion at its Wichita facility. The company reached that job goal within months, he said.

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer called the latest announcement "the biggest news in this state in a long time."

The Wichita Eagle reported the new jobs will...

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