JACKSON, Miss., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today plans to open a new Mission Support Center in the Greater Jackson, Miss. area in September 2011 that will create up to 350 new jobs and provide diverse technology services for its federal customers.
The opening of a new Mission Support Center in the Greater Jackson area establishes Lockheed Martin's Gulf Coast Technology Hub and increases the Corporation's presence in the state. Lockheed Martin currently has existing operations in Biloxi, Stennis and Vicksburg, and has held annual IT events at the Jackson Convention Center as part of its commitment to developing partnerships with the local community. The new facility will work with Lockheed Martin's existing East Coast and West Coast Technology Hubs in Rockville, Md. and Altadena, Calif. to offer enhanced technology capabilities such as cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery services.
"The state of Mississippi offers the right workforce and facility to create a world-class operation that will deliver enhanced technology services and best value to customers," said Linda Gooden, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. "We very much appreciate the assistance we've received from Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS-02) and the Mississippi Development Authority, and we're confident that their continued support will facilitate our ability to quickly hire the professional workforce necessary to staff our technology services operation."
Lockheed Martin will begin recruiting technical and customer-service-oriented candidates for the new Mission Support Center in May 2011. The Corporation plans to host job fairs in the Greater Jackson area and will advertise available positions on www.lockheedmartinjobs.com.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.