Jacksonville company receives extensive order from United Airlines
The Jacksonville economy might be starting to show positive signs, which is reflected in a recent order received by a local company. While there are still plenty of homes for sale in Jacksonville, making the investment in one of these properties could deliver significant benefits to those looking for career opportunities.
Unison, a Jacksonville-based supplier of aviation supplies, has received a request for 150 new Boeing 737 Max 9 planes, The Florida Times-Union reports. United Airlines placed the order, and the local company will supply the aircrafts that feature harnesses, turbine ignitions and sensors manufactured on site.
"Anytime there's an order like that, it's good news for us," plant manager James Swinny told the news outlet, "both from the new side and for the parts that are replaced out in the field."
The business has recently seen growth, adding 30 employees in 2012. It anticipates United's order could be filled starting next year, as the airline plans to use the new aircrafts to replace its current Boeing 757-200s.
Jacksonville continues to display signs that indicate its economy is rebounding. While Unison will likely benefit from United's request, other companies have shown they are ready to expand their operations.
Plastic Dress-Up expansion
According to the newspaper, award and recognition component provider Plastic Dress-Up will lease industrial space on Jacksonville's Westside. This company will set up shop at 2908 West Beaver Street, which may help it increase its profits.
Bart Hinson, a senior associate at Colliers International Northeast Florida, acknowledged Plastic Dress-Up wants to enhance its national reputation with its new facility. The business may look to hire between 15 and 25 people for its Jacksonville location, the news outlet states.
"Their focus was to plant a flag here in Jacksonville," Hinson said. "They want to be able to service the Southeast, and they were currently operating out of Charlotte, [North Carolina] and reaching South Florida was a challenge."
Job seekers should consider pursuing new opportunities that are becoming available in the city. Metro Jacksonville's unemployment rate held steady at 8 percent between April 2012 and May 2012, which was 0.5 percent lower than that of the Sunshine State.
Companies have been showing a willingness to embark on new ventures in this metro, and this could lead to additional job openings in the future. Consider checking out the homes for sale when reviewing the employment opportunities available throughout this metro.