Irving to go on Hiring Spree


CBJ — J.D. Irving, Ltd. plans to hire more than 1,500 people over the next three years as it looks to fill expanding new job orders.

The New Brunswick-based company needs people to help build ships in Atlantic Canada for the Canadian navy and to staff a $400-million tissue plant in Macon, Ga. where about 200 jobs are expected to be created.

On a broader scale, Irving projects a total of 10,400 hires across operations in Canada and the U.S. through 2020, with most of those workers needed to replace staff who retire or leave the company for other reasons. About 2,500 of the new hires will likely be students.