Recently announced hiring plans at Spirit AeroSystems and Heartspring are a nice boost for a community still recovering from job losses. Spirit hired about 200 people at its job fair on Saturday and plans to hire about another 150 assembly mechanics in the next couple of weeks. Heartspring, which is planning a job fair next month, wants to add 75 employees by the end of the year. The added community benefit of Heartspring’s hiring is that it will allow the nonprofit to provide residential and outpatient services to more children with developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. – Phillip Brownlee
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