Spring Hill GM plant hosts hiring event amid worker shortage

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WTVF) – The General Motors Spring Hill plant is hosting a job fair for more than 120 temporary production jobs on Tuesday, as we see national labor shortages and supply chain issues.

Plant officials say it will be difficult to meet the goals they have if they don’t add more members to the team.

Tuesday’s hiring event starts at 10:00 a.m. at 4:00 p.m. at the Factory Visitor Center on Saturn Parkway in Spring Hill. Interviews and drug tests will be carried out on site, so people can potentially leave with new jobs.

Allison May, communications manager at GM Spring Hill, said they’ve really speeded up the hiring process. Usually it takes weeks, but now it will take hours.

These are temporary positions and May says it is too early to say how long these positions will be needed. Workers are needed both to combat the shortage of workers and to fulfill the orders expected by the plan.

GM has vehicles that have been delayed, just like products from other industries, and at the same time, they’re also launching the new all-electric Cadillac Lyric which May says will sell out in minutes.

“We are one of the many industries that have been affected by the global supply chain shortage,” said May. “So whether it was, you know, electronics, appliances, furniture, even in some cases COVID-19 has impacted so many things that we have to think about people being quarantined and parts being shipped. and all that. So when I say that the demand is high, it is high. It’s hard to really follow, but we’re trying to do it. We have been creative. We have been able to keep our plant running quite well compared to a lot of other manufacturing facilities. “

Applicants simply need to be over 18 and able to work in the United States. The starting salary is approximately $ 16 an hour.

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