Skip to comments.Almost 20,000 Job Seekers Apply To Fill 877 Hyundai Positions
Posted on 06/01/2012 12:40:33 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
As of early last week, nearly 20,000 people have applied for the 877 new jobs that Montgomery's Hyundai plant created to add a new production shift. And the applications are still coming.
"It just continues to grow," said Scott Gordy of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama's human resources department.
The deadline to apply is June 2, but Hyundai was so overwhelmed by the initial response that they suspended the application process on May 18 because of the high volume. Last week, HMMA issued a statement saying that it would reopen the application procedure through June 2 but warned that anyone who applies after May 18 may not have time to be processed. Gordy said later applicants will be seen "as needed" for future hires.
Everyone is applying through aidt.edu, the website for Hyundai hiring partner Alabama Industrial Development Training, which filters all of the applicants into a database and schedules the strongest candidates for assessments at HMMA.
Of the 18,500 applicants, who were in the system by May 22, an estimated 6,000 to 7,000 will make it to the assessment stage. Some get that chance immediately, while others are banked" to be assessed later.
As AIDT works to sift through the thousands of job-seekers, officials at Hyundai are working to assess those top choices. On May 14, Hyundai started screening potential workers from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. During the one-and-a-half-hour screening, applicants take a multiple choice test and then meet with two Hyundai team members and a contracted worker for a short interview. The training center processes about 200 people a day.
"We've seen about 1,500 already," Gordy said Tuesday. "I've been very pleased and excited to see the people coming through. They're very eager about this opportunity....
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Same thing happened in Chattanooga last year with the Volkswagen plant. There is now quite a few auto plants here in the South.
If Detroit was smart, they’d take a look at what’s working down there and try to implement some of it.
Of course, Detroit is not, by and large, run by smart people. I do believe Bing has tried to fix a thing or two, but it is a lost cause.
I’m sure I’ve posted this before, but it bears repeating. I once worked for a company that had branch offices in (among other cities and states) Chicago and Detroit. For all the talk of “The Chicago Way”, I’m telling you here and now I’d rather do business in Chi-town any day and twice on Sunday than the business hellhole that is Detroit. You would not believe the impediments to doing business there, both by statutes on the books and...ah, let’s just say, other interests in local government that want to ensure “fairness” all around.
There's something all those southern states have in common but I can't remember what it is. I wonder if the UAW could tell me?
I think the reason these states have landed auto plants is Right to work laws. These foreign automakers want no part of the UAW and the state taxes that come with democrat controlled states, and I don’t blame them. Guess they saw the videos of the Chrysler employees smoking weed and drinking on lunch breaks.
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Starting to see a pattern develop here. Tennessee may be the poster child for why states shouldn’t have an income tax. On top of the Volkswagen plant the Cleveland/Chattanooga area has also added Amazon, Alstom Power, Wacker Chemical, And a major manufacturing expansion by Whirlpool in just the last couple of years.
I thought one of the main reasons (if not the *sole* "off the record reason" reason) the plants were built in Dixie was to intentionally give the unions the middle-finger?
I don't know that Detroit has a chance in hell until they drive a stake through the heart of the union vampires.
TN also has Nissan, in Smyrna (SE of Nashville).
Oh, and you left out a really big one.
KY - Toyota (in Georgetown, N of Lexington. You can get really good sushi in Lex, it is a nice thing)
Toyota also has a big truck plant in TX IIRC.
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I don’t know if its because of all the manufacturing heading south or the reason manufacturing is south but there is a boom in the number of technical colleges as well. I live in a pretty rural area and 10 years ago there wasn’t a tech school around. Now they are branches of major colleges all around the area of the manufacturing hot spots providing degrees in everything manufacturing related.
Relocation of new major industries can come with planning for the workforce. Here in Dallas-Fort Worth, the move of several silicon wafer manufacturers - Nova Materials, Trident Microsystems, and others in addition to the existing TI - included a deal for Tarrant County College to start teaching a one year program on clean room technologies and semiconductor electronics.
The manufacturers started building the plants in 1998-2000, and the local 2 year colleges started offering classes to train workers.
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