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Cargo expansion at Rockford airport creates 500 new jobs

By Jim Hagerty

ROCKFORD — Rockford International Airport RFD) officials announced Wednesday that 500 jobs are now available through a local company.

The entry-jobs are available through Pinnacle Logistics, a provider of trucking and aviation services across the United States. They include forklift drivers, cargo handlers, team leaders, managers and supervisors. Permanent and seasonal jobs are available. Pay starts at $14 an hour.

“We knew our cargo growth would produce more jobs in 2019 and this is just the beginning,” said RFD Executive Director Mike Dunn in a news release.

The announcement comes a month after aviation repair firm AAR announced it was laying off 80 people this June.

Airport officials also announced Wednesday that RFD has received a $9 million grant for construction project that will add a new apron.


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