Bombardier to hire 1,000 workers in Montreal for Global 7000 business jet

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WATCH ABOVE: Bombardier announced Friday that the Quebec-based company is creating 1,000 new jobs within the next 18 months at it's Montreal plant – Nov 17, 2017

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) confirmed Friday morning that it will hire about 1,000 workers over the next 18 months for its new Global 7000 business jet.

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The workers will complete the interiors for the company’s largest business aircraft.

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The plane is scheduled to enter into service in late 2018.

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The announcement was made Friday at the inauguration of its new US$65-million centre of excellence near Trudeau International Airport in Dorval.

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Bombardier Business Aerospace employs about 5,500 people in the Greater Montreal area.

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Thousands more work on assembling the new C Series commercial jet.

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In conjunction with the hiring, Bombardier will transfer work on the Global 5000 jet to its facility in Wichita, Kan.

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Chief executive Alain Bellemare said no jobs will be lost in Montreal due to the transfer of work.

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