Kia Plant Facts

Full story: The Macon Telegraph

The facility will contain two assembly lines. The types of vehicles to be assembled in Georgia has not been announced.
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edward

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Mar 13, 2006
 
where do i apply for ajob
chris outlaw

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Mar 14, 2006
 
where do i apply?
Trouper98

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Mar 14, 2006
 
When the GA Dept of Labor has all the job qualifications from KIA, they will be handling all the hiring.
phillip m halsey

Roanoke, AL

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Mar 14, 2006
 
i would like to go to work on building this plant. i worked in montgomery building the hyunda plant.
Bill

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Mar 15, 2006
 
Jobs that pay $50,000 for a high school education or equivalent are GROSSLY OVERPAID. It's a "slap in the face" to all the dedicated students that studied hard, did well on their SAT's to get into college. Don't waste your time and money on a college education!!
Just Me

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Mar 15, 2006
 

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Bill wrote:
Jobs that pay $50,000 for a high school education or equivalent are GROSSLY OVERPAID. It's a "slap in the face" to all the dedicated students that studied hard, did well on their SAT's to get into college. Don't waste your time and money on a college education!!
College graduates are GROSSLY OVERRATED. 50% can't name the first President of The United States. and 40% are unable to solve simple math problems. These jobs are about performance and dedication. successful employees should be compensated for there work regardless of there education.
I'll give you an example. The Plant Manager and the janitor both take a sick day at work...who do you miss?
Lurker

Valley, AL

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Mar 16, 2006
 
Bill wrote:
Jobs that pay $50,000 for a high school education or equivalent are GROSSLY OVERPAID. It's a "slap in the face" to all the dedicated students that studied hard, did well on their SAT's to get into college. Don't waste your time and money on a college education!!
America's workforce needs both the highly educated worker and the highly skilled worker. I'm glad to see the jobs coming for skilled workers so that the many folks that do not have college education in this area might have a chance.
chris

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Mar 16, 2006
 
Just Me wrote:
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College graduates are GROSSLY OVERRATED. 50% can't name the first President of The United States. and 40% are unable to solve simple math problems. These jobs are about performance and dedication. successful employees should be compensated for there work regardless of there education.
I'll give you an example. The Plant Manager and the janitor both take a sick day at work...who do you miss?
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josh

Phenix City, AL

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Mar 17, 2006
 
where do we apply for a job
josh

Phenix City, AL

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Mar 17, 2006
 
when will kia start taking apps for jobs
Just Me

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Mar 17, 2006
 
josh wrote:
when will kia start taking apps for jobs
I don't think anyone knows for sure. Keep checking with the Georgia Dapt of Labor
DebbieD

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May 28, 2006
 
I heard last week that Kia is NOT going to build in the plant in LaGrange/West Point. I that truth or bad rumor?
Webb resident

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May 28, 2006
 
Bill wrote:
Jobs that pay $50,000 for a high school education or equivalent are GROSSLY OVERPAID. It's a "slap in the face" to all the dedicated students that studied hard, did well on their SAT's to get into college. Don't waste your time and money on a college education!!
Maybe you can sleep a little better.
Like all this KIA fiasco so far this has been mis-reported.
Here is the pay scales, as stated by a KIA official, on our local LaGrange T. V. station last week.
Starting pay -unskilled $14 to top of $21 an hr after a number of years
Skilled workers Starting $19 to top of $25 an hr
With 2,080 hours in a 40 hr week for a year that is $29,12o a yr and @$19 x 2080=$39,520
Assuming the ever open, and if so they operate like there sister plant in Montgomery[Hyundai], they will work 10 hr shifts,. Obviously that will provide overtime. Montgomery operates two 10 hour shifts daily.
Everything is still very much uncertain about the fate of the KIA/ West Point plant.A lot of the so- called experts think we will start to know something after the South Korean elections next Wed, the 31st
Webb resident

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May 28, 2006
 
DebbieD wrote:
I heard last week that Kia is NOT going to build in the plant in LaGrange/West Point. I that truth or bad rumor?
Locals think we will have things clear up in early June, one way or the other. At this stage things are not looking good for the Chungs.
If their candidates win it could get brighter for them.
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May 28, 2006
 
Just Me wrote:
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College graduates are GROSSLY OVERRATED. 50% can't name the first President of The United States. and 40% are unable to solve simple math problems. These jobs are about performance and dedication. successful employees should be compensated for there work regardless of there education.
I'll give you an example. The Plant Manager and the janitor both take a sick day at work...who do you miss?
Are you the same "just me" that post on the other forum from Monrovia,Indiana?
Just Me

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May 29, 2006
 
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Are you the same "just me" that post on the other forum from Monrovia,Indiana?
I am the same...I'm in West Point. I dont know why it does that. sometimes it shows Monrovia IN , Columbus GA , LaGrange, GA and West Point?
Grayhill club

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May 31, 2006
 
Webb resident wrote:
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Locals think we will have things clear up in early June, one way or the other. At this stage things are not looking good for the Chungs.
If their candidates win it could get brighter for them.
Bad news for us. 15 of the 16 candidates who won wednesday were not the ones the big
companys were backing{ Samsung, Hyundai, Daewoo etc} Oh well it looking real bad for us.
Upset

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Jun 1, 2006
 
I would propose legislature that says any foreign company wanting to build and take advantage of USA (State or Federal) tax dollars must put up a bond for the amount of the costs. If they fail to follow through on their commitment then the state receives the money by default to offset their losses.
What I see is a state that has bent over backwards to accommodate a company that can not even set a date as to when they will break ground. I was told that KIA pulled this same stunt in Brazil and walked away leaving them holding the bag. I have not been able to validate this accusation, but from what I am seeing, I have to believe that it is very possible.
Educated and Skilled

Montgomery, AL

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Jun 22, 2006
 
We are both; do you think we would be valuable assets to Kia??? We love Georgia! Smile.
concerned

Lawrenceville, GA

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Jun 23, 2006
 
It bothers me that the employees at West Point Stevens mills have know idea if they will have a job tomorrow.Some of the people working there have been there all their lives,and that's all they know.I know some plants have closed in surrounding areas but I have a relative who is worried sick,and trying to hang in there untill the end, and then move on.I hope this Kia plant will be A good opportunity to those who need jobs.

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