Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Innovative Maine employer adds to its workforce

Given the current state of the economy, any employer adding 10, or 15 jobs would be something to crow about. When an innovative employer, one that refurbishes aircraft of all types is looking to add 200 jobs, well forgive us for being downright giddy.

Founded in 1989 by Jim Horowitz, Oxford Aviation has earned a national reputation for its custom paint refurbishment, modification, and completion services, which it has provided to over 4000 private and business airplanes & helicopters.

The company recently expanded, launching the Brunswick Jet Division, located on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. This is now the company's largest division, even before the addition of the 200 positions they are looking to have online by the summer.

On Saturday, January 16, Oxford Aviation will be hosting a job fair at the Maine Advanced Technology Center (MATC), at BNAS. The Maine Advanced Technology Center (MATC) is part of the Southern Maine Community College Brunswick Campus, in partnership with government, industry, and the Maine University System.

MATC's labs, classroom space, and various application shops for manufacturing and composites training provides the MidCoast region with a place where workers can acquire the skills necessary for employment in industries that utilize advanced manufacturing and composite applications, like Oxford Aviation.

The fair will run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. FMI about this opportunity, contact Oxford Aviation, at 539-4779.

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