Hyundai Hiring

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Hyundai is reopening the application process for production and maintenance jobs at its Montgomery plant after keeping it closed for more than a year.

The auto company announced today it plans to add more than one-thousand workers in the latest round of hirings. Spokesman Bill Lang said mass production at the $1 billion assembly plant is scheduled to begin in March.

Ed Castile, director of the state's industrial training agency, said potential workers must first complete pre-employment training provided by the state, then apply with Hyundai.

Lang also said completing the training program, which is free of charge, does not guarantee employment with Hyundai.

The state will begin accepting applications for the training program on Monday. A sign-up event will be held July 16 through July 18 at Trenholm State Technical College's Patterson Campus in Montgomery.

Applications must be submitted or postmarked by Aug. 12.

Hyundai officials expect to employ 2,000 workers by the time full production begins in 2007.