Toyota Boshoku wants to fill the rest of the 250 positions at its facility in Dorsey with the help of an upcoming job fair.
The fair will be at the WIN Job Center in Belden from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 9 and June 10, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on June 11.
Boshoku, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, will make seats, door panels and sun visors at its 404,000-square-foot plant for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs.
TMMMS is scheduled to begin assembling the popular Corolla sedan this fall.
As of March, Toyota Boshoku had more than 60 workers.
Another Tier 1 supplier for TMMMS, Diversity-Vuteq, also had a job fair in mid-April at Belden’s WIN Job Center.
Company president Chris Spence said 683 applications were processed.
“Since the job fair, we have hired 50-plus people, with more starting next week,” he said.
Diversity-Vuteq has two operations – one at its facility in New Albany and one inside TMMMS. Spence said 45 are employed in New Albany and another 170 in Blue Springs.
Toyota Boshoku announced in December it plans to open this fall with 250 workers.
The $46 million facility, off the Fawn Grove exit on U.S. Highway 78 in Itawamba County, is officially named Toyota Boshoku Mississippi, or TBMS.
TBMS originally said it would hire 500 workers for the plant, but that was in 2007, when Toyota Mississippi said it was going to build the Highlander sport utility vehicle.
That was a completely new model that also required more parts, officials said. The current 10th-generation Corolla is expected to be built through 2012, when the next-generation Corolla should be introduced.
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