Austal has long been one of the largest employers in Mobile but recently they hit the highest employment numbers that the company has ever seen.
President of AUSTAL USA, Craig Perciavalle, says that they now employ over 4,000 workers and support two major navy shipbuilding programs.
The Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and the Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) are the two ships that Austal is currently contracted to make. They have nine ships that are all in various stages of production, including the future U.S.S. Jackson that has already been delivered and it set to depart in November.
Despite some fluctuation in employment numbers, Austal has been steadily increasing their employment numbers for many years. They say that they are always looking for new people to help strengthen their programs.