The nation’s largest military shipbuilder says it plans to hire 3,000 workers in Virginia this year. Huntington Ingalls Industries says that number includes 250 engineers and designers.
Spokeswoman Christie Miller said its facility in Newport News is also recruiting IT professionals, welders and shipfitters.
The yard builds and overhauls nuclear aircraft carriers. Large portions of submarines also are built there.
Profits are soaring at the company overall, driven in large part by its Gulf Coast shipyard.