Lockheed Martin looking to fill 200 jobs

Lockheed Martin building in Town of Salina (CNYCentral Photo)

Lockheed Martin wants your children to get involved in science and technology jobs.

The major aerospace company is seeing a shortage of workers.

"Growing up, I recall driving up and down the thruway seeing that big blue Locheed Martin sign saying 'ah, I hope they hire me one day,'" said Matt Wilkowski, of the company.

While Wilkowski said he always wanted to be an engineer, he said the number of other people wanting the same is not keeping up with the demand.

"Our defense industry is very concerned about the lack of people going in these various STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics] career paths," Wilkowski said.

Lockheed Martin said they're stepping up recruitment efforts, including hosting career fairs. They're also looking down the road, focusing on the next generation of engineers.

"We are really hoping to look into the future and work with the middle schools, elementary schools and high schools to try to get more students interested in participating in this area," Wilkowski said.

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