J.D. Irving seeks 7,900 workers in hiring blitz

Tuesday January 26, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jan. 26, 2016 - New Brunswick-based J.D. Irving says it expects to hire about 7,900 people in the next three years to work for its operations in Canada and the United States. Some of the jobs expected in the next three years include positions in manufacturing, engineering, and shipbuilding, among other areas.

The company says about 89 per cent of those positions would be in the Atlantic provinces.

J.D. Irving says the hires are the result of retirements, normal turnover within the workforce, and anticipated business growth.

Headquartered in Saint John, N.B., J.D. Irving is a privately owned company with a number of business units, including: food processing, shipbuilding and industrial fabrication, agriculture and transportation.

— With files from The Canadian Press

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