General Motors (GM) has announced it will be looking to hire hundreds of workers with a variety of skills on their resumes in order to fill a third shift at its plant in Arlington, Texas.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the automotive giant will eventually add as many as 1,000 employees to the facility for both hourly manufacturing jobs and open salaried positions as it prepares to launch its new line of large SUVs for the 2014 model year.
GM spokeswoman Donna McAllen told the news agency that the company is not yet accepting applications for the hourly jobs, and will have to work out all the hiring details with the United Auto Workers union.
We’re expecting it’s going to be a mixture of current GM people but there could also be some new people, Graham said. “The real planning starts about now. We’ve got to plan how we’re going to get the people.”
The auto giant said it is hoping to begin hiring the additional workers during the fourth quarter with plans to get the third shift up and running by early next year.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for assemblers and fabricators will be best for those with some postsecondary training and experience on their resumes.