Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia is sticking to today's deadline for taking online applications to fill 2,500 jobs at its assembly plant now being built in West Point, Ga.
Randy Jackson, the company's human resources director, said that the Georgia Quick Start program, which is handling the Internet application process, will adhere to the midnight deadline tonight for taking applications.
The Web site is www.kiajobsingeorgia.com.
The company looks to start contacting applicants in March, Jackson said, with an eye toward making the first group of hires in April.
Kia is attending the Clear Channel Radio Job Fair today at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, 801 Front Ave.
The Georgia Department of Labor has set up a large bank of computers at the job fair for prospects to submit applications. By noon, more than 200 people had applied using a computer at the job fair.