Kokomo General Motors looking to hire over 1,000 temp workers

Virtual job fair planned for May 6 to recruit temporary workers to help make ventilators.

Posted: Apr 27, 2020 10:31 AM

KOKOMO, Ind. (WLFI) — Ivy Tech Community College is assisting General Motors is looking to fill more than 1000 full and part-time temporary jobs at its Kokomo plant to help current employees produce 30,000 ventilators by the end of August.

According to a press release, The temporary manufacturing team member positions offer a starting wage of $16.67, and holiday pay and health care options are available after 90 days. A virtual job fair will be held at 11 a.m. May 6 to help applicants learn more about the opportunities. People can register for the job fair at  https://on.in.gov/vjfr4

The press release states, employees must be able to perform repetitive sitting and standing, precision assembly, and test work. Shifts are a minimum of eight to 10 hours per day, and weekend work may be required. Part-timers on average work between 16 and 32 hours per week.

For more information or to apply for a position, visit https://applytogm.com.

“We are really pleased with the support we have received from the Kokomo community,” said Phil Kienle, GM Vice President of North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “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.”

The GM facility has been retrofitted to build the much-needed Ventec ventilators for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the global relief efforts underway in treating severely sick coronavirus patients. Production began on April 6.

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