Raytheon hunts for skilled workers; aging workforce adds urgency
By Jack Gillum
ARIZONA DAILY STAR
Near the Westin La Paloma ballrooms sat dozens of candidates for jobs at Raytheon Missile Systems, many decked out in full suits or formal attire. Some were scouring their résumés, while others were making conversation before their interviews.
One of those candidates, 46-year-old Ronny Bolding, flew in from Huntsville, Ala., for a finance-job interview Sept. 20. That followed his 14-year career with NASA and its space shuttle program.
“We’re saving lives,” Bolding said, as if he were already part of Raytheon’s workforce. But he quickly turned to why he’s choosing a different career path with Tucson’s largest employer.
“I love it out here,” he said.