MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 1,300 Floridians registered to attend today’s Harris Corporation Career Fair – part of the company’s effort to hire 300 new technical and other open positions at its Brevard County, Florida, operations. Harris is one of Florida’s largest technology-based companies, with about 6,000 employees working in 21 facilities throughout the state.
“We are excited to be adding 300 new positions to our already significant presence in Florida,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We have a 65-year legacy as a global center for innovation here and are anxious to attract the best and brightest in Florida to enhance our ability to introduce technology that connects, informs and protects the world.”
Harris is seeking to fill new engineering, finance and supply chain positions to support its Electronic Systems, Critical Networks, and Space and Intelligence Systems segments. The technical openings are for experienced software, mechanical and electrical engineers who will work on a variety of important programs that the company supports in public safety, air traffic management, weather, space, cyber and electronic warfare. The finance and supply chain openings will support many of these same programs.
The company’s hiring, which supports the state’s goal of expanding job growth and attracting high paying positions to the region, drew strong praise from state and local officials.
"Pro-growth policies spur job creation, and the Florida Legislature is dedicated to creating a climate of opportunity so every Floridian who wants a job can find one," said Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli, R-Merritt Island.
“Harris is one of the state’s strongest technology companies and it is great to see Florida companies hiring and seeking highly qualified candidates,” said Florida Rep. Ritch Workman, R-Melbourne.
“I am happy that Harris is seeking to hire 300 people in Florida, which will improve the state’s economy, put people to work and help the company in support of public safety, national security, space exploration and more,” said Florida Sen. Thad Altman, R-Melbourne.
The Harris Brevard County Career Fair is being held at the Harris Technology Center in Palm Bay from noon to 6 p.m. Candidates are able to engage with Harris representatives to discuss the breadth of available positions and career opportunities and conduct on-site interviews.
About Harris Innovation
Founded in 1895 based on an innovative printing press design, Harris has transformed into a top-10 defense contractor and an industry leader in technologies for defense, space, weather, air traffic management and electronic warfare. Throughout its history, the company has introduced a long list of notable technology innovations, including the world's first automatic and four-color printing presses, the Washington-Moscow hotline, GPS navigation space antennas, multi-band military radios, and advanced air traffic management and weather forecasting solutions. (Harris video) Today, 40 percent of its employees are scientists or engineers, and the company invests an industry-leading percent of revenues in R&D to develop advanced, mission-critical solutions for its customers. Harris also is a strong supporter of STEM initiatives that encourage future innovators.
About Harris in Florida
Harris is one of the state’s leading innovators and one of the largest companies headquartered in Florida. The company has 6,000 employees throughout the state and is a leading provider of technologies in areas such has public safety, defense, air traffic management, weather and electronic warfare. The company provides about $600 million in direct wages annually and has contributed more than $13 million to community and academic organizations during the past five years. More than 50 percent of Harris’ new hires are from Florida schools.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.