Joe Courtney

Filling 14,000 Electric Boat Jobs Is Work

Filling 14,000 Electric Boat Jobs Is Work

I have the honor of leading the 15,000 men and women who build our nation's nuclear-powered submarines. Our Groton shipyard is bustling, with six submarines in various stages of construction. Later this year, we will christen USS South Dakota, the 17th Virginia-class submarine built by General Dynamics Electric Boat.

We are experiencing some of the busiest days in a generation at EB, but are challenged to hire enough workers. So we are taking steps to ensure we will have a skilled and job-ready workforce. These efforts can provide a blueprint for other employers and for potential partners at all levels of government.

Submarine construction is a unique form of manufacturing,...

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