330 Jobs Boost At Bombardier's Belfast Plant

Belfast's Bombardier Aerospace is to create 330 new jobs thanks to a production uplift.

The Canadian company is stepping up production on CRJ700 and 900 regional jets, for which the Belfast based plant makes key components including wings and some of the fuselage.

A Belfast spokesman said: "We welcome the recent upturn in the market, particularly given the difficult time we have experienced over the past few years. Since the start of this year, Bombardier's current products have seen a significant growth in demand and the outlook is positive.

"We are now striving to achieve a more stable working environment for our existing employees in Belfast, whilst at the same time managing future market fluctuations and evolving customer requirements."

The new jobs will be a mixture of permanent and temporary positions bringing the core workforce to around 5,000.

Last October the company made 440 workers redundant, 300 voluntarily, but managed to stave off a further 200 job cuts. It is expected many of the new posts will be offered to workers who were made redundant.

News of the Belfast jobs boost came yesterday as Bombardier Inc, posted a healthy rise in third quarter pre-tax profits.


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