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Thousands interested in US Kia jobs in West Georgia
Kia Motors Corp. first US assembly plant, located at West Point Georgia, is scheduled to open in November 2009.
When operating at full capacity, the $1.2 billion automotive assembly and manufacturing plant, is expected to churn out massive 300.000 Kia vehicles each year.
Kia Motors Manufacturing Group Inc. is looking to hire around 2500 people for jobs at the plant, but far more job applications were filled during the 30-day recruitment period.
By the February 7. deadline, the company had received more than 43.000 applications.
Kia used an online processing system to collect applications for the three main positions that will staff the assembly plant: production, maintenance and tool-and-die maintenance.
The first round of candidates will be invited for interviews and orientation in March, after the applications are fully reviewed.
Kia representatives also stated they have received enough applications for hourly production and maintenance team member positions and do not expect to reopen the application process before the end of the year.
As said, only 2500 people will be selected to work at Kia’s main plant.
However, there will be at least five parts supplying plants built nearby, possibly creating thousands of additional jobs in region.
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