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In 2009, Austal USA employed just over 800 engineers, designers, production and support staff. We now boast over 4,000 employees – an increase of over 3,200 in less than five years.
According to a study performed by Dr. Semoon Chang, Gulf Coast Center for Impact Studies, Austal USA’s unprecedented employment boom has:
- created or supported $383,418,623 in annual wages
- created 14,855 Direct and indirect jobs
- generated $31,081,342 in annual tax revenues
Along with growth comes responsibility. Austal provides our employees with a safe, environmentally friendly working atmosphere. We have maintained a superior level of safety throughout this period of growth evidenced by the recognition we’ve received from both Shipbuilder’s Council of America and American Equity Underwriters.