Workforce Hits Career Fair to Pull Aircraft Jobs to Duluth

By KBJR News 1

August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 9:54 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Duluth's workforce is showing its strength and number Monday at the DECC.

The workers are attending a special career fair going on this week, designed to show an airline maintenance company that the Northland has the right skill set and people who are ready to work.

AAR Aircraft Services has already looked at the former Northwest Airlines facility near the Duluth airport as a possible building to locate their services.

If the company chooses Duluth, it could bring up to 250 high-paying jobs to the city.

Company leaders say so far, they like what they're seeing.

"I think we've had a nice steady flow, and what we're seeing is, we're getting the type of skills that we would like to see so, you know, it's not the volume, but it's the quality right about now and we're very excited to see that," said Danny Martinez, vice-president of technical services for AAR Airlines.

The fair continues again Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. at the DECC.

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