Lockheed Martin plans to interview at least 2,000 potential employees for jobs next week in downtown Fort Worth and some of those may get hired on the spot, according to company officials.
About 2,700 people responded to a social media call for applicants to pre-register and Lockheed has already got a spot for 2,000 to come on Tuesday to the Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel for interviews. The event begins at 7 a.m.
Ken Ross, a Lockheed spokesman said the company posted the job fair on Facebook and other social media sites several weeks ago, but were overwhelmed with applicants.
Ross said the defense contractor is looking to hire primarily in the areas of manufacturing, engineering, financial analysis, supply chain and human resources. “There are a few other general areas as well,” he said.
Many of the positions are related to Lockheed’s F-35 project, but there are positions throughout the Fort Worth plant, as well as some positions at Lockheed’s Skunk Works group in Palmdale, California.
Lockheed is planning another job fair in August. For interested parties who haven’t pre-registered for Tuesday’s fair, they can show up with resumes.
The Department of Defense in early July awarded a $5.57 billion contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. for 74 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters with primary manufacturing to take place in Fort Worth.