Boeing adding hundreds of new jobs in the Lowcountry

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Boeing is expected to hire at least 300 contract workers to help deal with an increase in production.

Boeing currently employs more than 7,000 people in South Carolina.

According to Boeing, the 787 production system is ramping up to historically high levels for a wide body program, and it is not unexpected that it would create a temporary surge in work.

"In South Carolina, we have the unique capability to be flexible to quickly hire contract labor to address these work surge requirements as they arise," stated a Boeing release.

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