State lawmakers have joined an aircraft maintenance company in southwest Ohio to announce the addition of more than 250 jobs.
A spokesman for Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that the additional maintenance jobs at Airbourne Maintenance and Engineering Services were helped by about $14.6 million in state money. The funds were awarded to the Clinton County Port Authority, which has invested roughly $15.7 million in bringing the new employees to Airbourne Maintenance and keeping almost 400 workers from leaving Ohio.
Spokesman Rob Nichols said the state was competing with Florida and Kentucky over the jobs. He said the jobs pay $22 per hour.
Operating out of Wilmington, Airbourne Maintenance and Engineering Services updates, services and repairs airplanes.