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Lockheed Martin creating up to 550 jobs in Jefferson County

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 13:47:16-05

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Lockheed Martin, an aerospace leader in Colorado, is looking to hire up to 550 people for high-paying jobs in Jefferson County.

The company is relocating parts of its Fleet Ballistic Missile program to its headquarters in Jefferson County. Lockheed Martin has developed, built and sustained six generations of submarine-launched ballistic missiles under this program.

Lockheed Martin is the county’s biggest private-sector primary employer with more than 6,200 employees. With this new move, it is now looking to hire people into jobs focused on systems, electrical and mechanical engineering, project management and business operations.

"Lockheed Martin is a long-standing leader in Colorado’s aerospace industry,” said Gov. John Hickenlooper. “We are thrilled to welcome its Fleet Ballistic Missile program to our state, and in particular to Jefferson County. The addition of hundreds of highly skilled, high paying jobs in support of this vital national security program offers Coloradans quality employment opportunities and advances Colorado’s reputation as Aerospace Alley."

The company first established operations in Jefferson County in 1955.