Hyundai Motor America adding 877 jobs at Alabama plant
Hyundai Motor America is going to hire more than 800 workers for third shift at its Alabama plant!
The popularity of the Hyundai Sonata and Elantra sedans has helped Hyundai Motor America to brake sales and production records.
To keep pace with high demand for both models, Hyundai announced it plans to introduce a third shift at its Montgomery (Alabama) facility. That will create additional 877 jobs and increase total employment at the plant over 3,000.
The $1-billion manufactruing plant, which has been operating two shifts over the past couple of years, will be able to produce 245,000 new Hyundai vehicles annually, due to the extra shift (20,000 units more than previously!).
The high-ranking officials working at Hyundai Motor America revealed that the transition to three shifts will begin in September 2012, whle job applications and pre-employment training will begin during the summer.