Joby Aviation has announced it has been awarded a USD9.8 million California Competes grant by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to support the Company’s continued statewide expansion.
“The USD9.8 million grant will assist in financing a significant expansion of Joby’s facilities in Marina, California — supporting higher manufacturing volumes and initial training for pilots and aircraft maintainers — as well as continued hiring at the Company’s other offices located in San Carlos and Santa Cruz, California” according to the press release. “As part of the agreement, Joby has committed to invest USD41.3 million and create 690 additional full-time jobs in the state by 2027.
“While Joby plans to manufacture aircraft in support of initial operations from its California-based facilities, the Company announced in September it will locate its first scaled manufacturing plant in Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. Joby plans to build a facility in Dayton capable of delivering up to 500 aircraft per year, supporting up to 2,000 clean manufacturing jobs.
“Earlier this month, Joby performed its first exhibition flights outside of California, becoming the first company to fly an electric air taxi in New York City, as part of an event held by the city’s leadership announcing their intent to electrify the iconic Downtown Manhattan Heliport to enable clean, quiet air travel.
“Joby currently has more than 160 open positions in California. Interested candidates can find more information and submit an application on the Company’s Careers page.”
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