Lockheed, 350 jobs move into WorldCom’s old home

CLINTON — By year’s end, Lockheed Martin’s new mission support center will have fielded a quarter-million calls from those needing help from federal government agencies.

And the center’s 350 employees – a number that’s expected to grow – will make up a highly qualified workforce that attracted the defense contractor and technology giant to Mississippi in the first place, officials with the state and Lockheed Martin say.

“We’re not only pleased for these 350 jobs, but we’re pleased for the quality of these jobs,” Gov. Haley Barbour told a crush of elected officials and business leaders who converged Wednesday at the South Pointe Business Park to help usher in Lockheed Martin’s newest Mississippi-based facility.

Clarion Ledger