GM Hiring More Than 1,000 Temp Workers To Produce Ventilators At Kokomo Facility
General Motors is hiring more than 1,000 temporary workers to produce ventilators at its facility in Kokomo.
The positions have been created in response to a national shortage of the machines that are used to help patients with severe cases of COVID-19.
“The speed of this project from concept to production has been incredible and having a strong team at the plant is critical to maintain our momentum to help save lives,” said Phil Kienle, GM vice president of North American manufacturing and labor relations, in a press release applauding the community's support of the effort.
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Across the country, communities are struggling with unemployment and, Region 4 Workforce executive director, said this is welcome news for Kokomo and the surrounding areas.
The site has been up and running since April 6 and GM said it aims to make 30,000 machines by the end of August.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development will host a virtual job fair on May 6 to detail requirements, benefits and safety protocols at the facility.
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