Global defense manufacturing company bringing 530 jobs to Pennsylvania

This week, global defense manufacturer BAE Systems announced a three-year expansion plan that will include adding 530 jobs to its facility in York, Pennsylvania, the York Dispatch reported.

The project, a more than $44.5 investment, includes new equipment and an office. According to the source, after the new jobs are created, the company's total employment in York County will be almost 1,800. The news source also added that the state Department of Community and Economic Development will help fund the expansion. 

The York Dispatch reported that BAE Systems Vice President of Operations Adam Zarfoss said the state funding and tax credits will assist the organization in finding and training the necessary talent and that the job openings are expected to start posting in 2018.

Last week, BAE Systems announced on its website that it had been named one of The Times Top 50 employers for Women - an honor, the company said, that exemplifies its commitment to maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace. 

"We're on a long journey of cultural change, and I'm really pleased that our efforts and achievements to date have received this prestigious external recognition," Nigel Whitehead, group managing director of the Programmes and Support division, said in a statement. "A diverse workforce makes us more innovative and productive, and that's why it's so important that our employees should enjoy an inclusive workplace."

BAE Systems announced a three-year expansion plan that will include adding 530 jobs to its facility in York, Pennsylvania.