Attendees visit the Raytheon Co. booth during the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. The National Space Symposium is a gathering of the global space community to advance space-related endeavors. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Raytheon Co. has scheduled a career fair Monday in Colorado Springs to help fill the 700 openings it hopes to fill by the end of 2016 as it takes over a key North American Aerospace Defense Command contract.

The event scheduled from 3:30 - 8 p.m. Monday at the Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., will include a presentation on the NORAD contract and will be attended by Raytheon executives who will be able to discuss career opportunities under the contract.

Raytheon began taking the $700 million contract from Lockheed Martin Corp. last week after the Government Accountability Office denied Lockheed Martin's protest of the award.

Under the contract, Raytheon will provide around-the-clock support to the NORAD's Cheyenne Mountain Complex as well as maintain and update sensor and software systems for the command's Tactical Warning/Attack Assessment network.

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