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Honeywell hiring 500 in Phoenix to produce COVID-19 protective gear

Apr 1, 2020, 7:06 AM | Updated: 2:47 pm

(Getty Images/Al Bello)...

(Getty Images/Al Bello)

(Getty Images/Al Bello)

PHOENIX — Honeywell International is adding 500 new jobs to its Phoenix aerospace facility to produce equipment needed to slow the spread of coronavirus.

The company is recruiting and filling the available jobs, which will help manufacture N-95 face masks and other personal protective gear, according to the city of Phoenix.

“The first masks will start being produced in mid May,” Adam Kress told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

“When production is fully ramped up a few months later, the Phoenix facility will produce 10 million masks each month.”

The masks and other equipment will be manufactured at a Honeywell campus north of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

“We have moved quickly to expand our production capacity for N95 masks globally and are pleased to announce our second new U.S. manufacturing line to supply the strategic national stockpile,” company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Darius Adamczyk said.

Honeywell has undertaken a similar manufacturing expansion in Rhode Island.

Once manufactured, the N-95 face masks will be sent to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to add to the supply available to emergency responders.

Those interested in applying to the Phoenix facility can do so online.

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Honeywell hiring 500 in Phoenix to produce COVID-19 protective gear