Raimondo announces funding to train 500 for jobs at Electric Boat

General Dynamics Electric Boat's president told elected officials inRhode Island and Connecticut on Monday that the submarine builder willbe busy over the next few years, as it builds a new class ofballistic-missile submarines - and with that, it is looking to expandits work force and upgrade facilities.

Jeffrey S. Geiger saidElectric Boat plans to hire 2,000 people in 2017, with 650 of the newhires expected to work at its Quonset Point facility in North Kingstown.Another 650 will work at the company's Groton, Conn., facility. Fourhundred will work on engineering and design, and 300 in support staff,such as in human resources.

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