By Dennis Seid/NEMS Daily Journal
Taking groups of 40 at a time, Toyota Boshoku officials spoke to eager job applicants at the WIN Jobs Center about the company, the jobs that were available and how much they would get paid.
Boshoku, a Tier 1 supplier for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, has 99 employees at its plant in Dorsey, but needs to have 250 by the start of production in October.
That’s about the time that TMMMS, located in Blue Springs, is expected to start rolling out Toyota’s popular Corolla sedan.
“We’re looking for manufacturing team members – who will be putting together seats and door panels for the Corolla, production control specialists, material handlers, maintenance technicians, an injection mold engineer and an inspection mold technician,” said Shantay Conley, a human resources specialist for Toyota Boshoku.
The 404,000-square foot Dorsey facility – officially called Toyota Boshoku Mississippi, or TBMS – represents a $46 million investment.
The company began a three-day job fair today at the WIN Jobs Center located at the Itawamba Community College-Belden Center off McCullough Boulevard. It continues Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
By mid-morning, some 200 people had packed the center to get an application and to hear the TBMS presentation.
Among the first group of applicants Thursday was Paula White.
“It sounds like a good company, with good pay,” said the Pontotoc resident.
Applicants were told team members will start at $11.15 an hour and top out at $14.65 in two years, White said.
“And they said that promotions would come pretty quickly, too,” she said.
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