U.S. Navy/John Narewski — The USS New Hampshire in Groton, Connecticut in 2008

Jul 17, 2017 10:50 AM

New England shipyard in a 'hiring frenzy' according to news report


GROTON, CONN. — A surge in submarine building at a New England shipyard has led to hiring and other growth.

A planned $8 billion plan for submarine construction has led to a hiring boom at a the Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Connecticut, according to Courant.com.

The shipyard wants to hire 2,000 workers this year alone and has a goal of 18,000 employees by the year 2030, according to the report.

The resulting surge at the shipyard has driven up housing construction and other projects.

Maintenance of Los Angeles-class attack submarines is performed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on the Piscataqua River separating Maine and New Hampshire.

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