Company in Baldwyn kicks off job fair today

BALDWYN – A Baldwyn-based Toyota supplier kicks off its job fair today, with hopes of filling more than 200 openings.
Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi is hiring production and maintenance team members. Applications will be accepted only in person at the WIN Job Center in Belden.
“We need all the applicants we can get,” said Perry Walker, HR manager for the supplier. “We want a big pool of local applicants.”
The job fair is today and Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The WIN Job Center is inside Itawamba Community College’s Belden campus, off of McCullough Boulevard.
Officials with APMM will be at the job fair to answer questions.
APMM will make metal frame parts, instrument panels and front and rear bumpers for the Toyota Corolla, which will be built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi plant in Blue Springs starting this fall.
Pay at APMM starts at $12.50 an hour for production workers, with pay raises about every six months until it’s $15.80 an hour.
Pay for maintenance workers will be based on experience, education and certifications, Walker said.
APMM does not require a high school diploma or GED.
The company provides intensive training so applicants don’t need automotive experience, Walker said.
The hiring is staggered to allow time for training. The goal is increase APMM’s current count of 61 team members to more than 300 in November, Walker said.
“I’m so ready to see the plant running,” Walker said, “but there’s a long way to go before then.”
Contact Carlie Kollath at (662) 678-1598 or carlie.kollath@journalinc.com.

Want to apply?
– Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi plans to hire more than 200 people. Applications only are accepted at the WIN Job Center in Belden.
Hours of this week’s job fair:
– Today and Friday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
– Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The WIN Job Center is inside ICC’s Belden
campus, off of McCullough Boulevard.

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Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal