Lockheed Martin told President-elect Donald Trump it will hire more than 1,800 new workers, CEO Marillyn Hewson said Friday.
“We had the opportunity to talk to him about the F-35 program and I certainly share his views that we need to get the best capability to our men and women in uniform and we have to get it at the lowest possible price,” Hewson said Friday after meeting Trump, according to The Star-Telegram.
“In fact, we are going to increase our jobs in Fort Worth by 1,800 jobs and when you think about the supply chain across 45 states in the U.S., it’s going to be thousands and thousands of jobs,” she added.
“And I also had the opportunity to give him some ideas on things we can do to continue to drive the cost down on the F-35 program, so it was a great meeting.”
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Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, +0.43% said Thursday that it will create more than 100,000 full-time, full-benefit jobs across the U.S. over the next 18 months. The new additions will take the U.S. full-time workforce from 180,000 in 2016 to more than 280,000 by mid-2018. The new jobs will be nationwide and cut across functions from software developers and engineers to entry-level positions, the company said.
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