More than 31,000 people have applied in the second round of the Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. application process.
“Like in the first wave of hiring when we received an automotive benchmark setting 43,013 applications, we are seeing a tremendous response from individuals interested in joining the KMMG team,” said Randy Jackson, KMMG’s director of human resources and administration said in a news release Thursday morning. “Unlike our first application process though, which only lasted 30 days; we plan to continue receiving applications at the KiaJobsInGeorgia.com website for the foreseeable future. If you would like to join our team, we invite you to apply there.”
Kia began production of the 2011 Sorento in November with about 1,250 manufacturing workers who were hired though a similar application process.
“We have been so pleased with the way our team members have developed during the past year,” he said. “Our current production and maintenance team members came in with virtually no automotive experience and now make up a highly skilled automotive workforce.”
This process was again designed in partnership with Georgia Quick Start, the State of Georgia’s nationally-recognized workforce training program, the news release started.
“We have unique requirements for our advanced manufacturing processes, and Quick Start’s expertise has proven to be a huge asset in helping us to continue building our team,” said Jackson.
Production team members will assemble the cars, while the maintenance team members work to keep the assembly equipment up and running smoothly in this high-tech 21st century plant.
“After you’ve applied and meet our qualifications, we’ll invite you in for a job interview,” said Jackson. “From there, we would invite you back for our pre-employment assessment delivered by Quick Start at the Kia Georgia Training Center. Once you have successfully completed that assessment, there are still a few steps before receiving a final job offer.”