ExpressJet Airlines announces facility expansion, jobs in Shreveport (LA)
SHREVEPORT, La. — Bob Madigan, vice president-maintenance for ExpressJet Airlines, announced the company will undertake a $400,000 expansion at its aircraft maintenance facility at Shreveport Regional Airport that will result in more than 70 new direct and indirect jobs.
With the expansion, ExpressJet will create 35 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $60,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will result in 36 new indirect jobs, for a total of more than 70 new jobs for Shreveport and the Northwest Region. In addition, the project will retain 250 existing ExpressJet jobs at the Shreveport facility. Coinciding with the Shreveport growth, ExpressJet plans to hire eight to 10 net new jobs during 2016 at its Baton Rouge maintenance facility, where the company currently employs more than 60 people.
Gov. John Bel Edwards said, “Shreveport Regional Airport has played a vital role in the growth of the Northwest Louisiana economy, and ExpressJet Airlines has been a partner in that success for many years. We are happy to see ExpressJet grow its operations in Louisiana. With the creation of 35 new jobs, this project underscores the premium Louisiana places on developing a skilled workforce for businesses and industries to thrive here.”
Source: Louisiana Economic Development