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Monterey County Workforce Development Board partners with Joby Aviation to help fill 200 openings

Virtual job fair set for Thursday

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SALINAS — Monterey County Workforce Development Board is partnering with Joby Aviation, a company developing an electric aircraft, to highlight open positions the company is seeking to fill across several departments at its growing facilities in both Marina and Santa Cruz. 

A virtual job fair will be held for Joby Aviation on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m., during which attendees will be able to chat with members of Joby’s recruiting team and apply for open positions.

Attendees will also learn more about Joby’s electric aircraft and sustainability-focused mission. The company is seeking to fill more than 200 openings across more than 20 roles, including engineering and manufacturing as well as general and administrative positions. Experience requirements vary by role.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Joby as the company continues to grow rapidly, providing full-time opportunities for Monterey County job seekers,” said MCWDB Executive Director Christopher Donnelly. “Joby continues to be a great neighbor to the city of Marina, and our Career Centers are here to help job seekers find rewarding jobs at the company.” 

Open positions at Joby include test engineers, test technicians, mechanical technicians, manufacturing technicians, employee relations partners and payroll specialists, among many others. 

Founded in Santa Cruz, Joby Aviation is developing all-electric aircraft for a passenger transportation service to be launched in 2024. The company, which employs more than 1,000 people, demonstrated last year its aircraft can fly more than 150 miles and is quieter than most airplanes and helicopters in the air today. 

Joby is ramping up its primary manufacturing facility at Marina Municipal Airport and is working with partners including Toyota, Uber and the U.S. Air Force to certify its aircraft and begin offering emissions-free flight to customers.

“At Joby, we’re a mission-driven company. We care deeply about the environment and making aviation more sustainable for the planet and our communities,” said Juliane Farrand, Head of People for Joby. “We need hardworking, dedicated people to help us meet our audacious goals and we look forward to hiring many talented Monterey County residents as we grow.”

Job seekers must be registered in advance to attend the job fair through the Premier Virtual platform. More information and registration links can be found at montereycountywdb.org/joby-aviation/.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to contact the Career Center at 831-796-3335 for assistance with registering, preparing and uploading resumes, and getting comfortable with the online platform.