GM making plans to hire more workers for Wentzville plant -

GM making plans to hire more workers for Wentzville plant

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

( - The General Motors plant in Wentzville has already announced the addition of two new production lines this year. 

By this fall, the 2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon models should be available for sale at dealerships.  Depending on demand, GM's plant in Wentzville is preparing to hire more workers.

To apply for a job, a potential applicant has to be referred to GM.  Applicants can be referred to GM by current employees or by career centers. 

On Tuesday, SLATE’s Missouri Career Center in downtown St. Louis will accept referral forms from potential applicants.  The process closes at 3 p.m., when the referral forms are sent to the manufacturer.  Job seekers should give themselves enough time to complete the referral form before the 3 p.m. cutoff, said Michael Holmes – SLATE's Executive Director.

"It's a lottery.  If you're the lucky winner to get your name pulled, they will call you, they will contact you," said Holmes.

A GM spokesman says a third party picks referral forms at random.  Anyone selected in that process will then be asked to apply for a job and go through the screening process which includes industry tests and simulations, according to the spokesman.

The average starting pay is just under $16 an hour.

Job seekers who want to get into the GM applicant pool would have to go to a Missouri Career Center in person.

You can find a Career Center here. SLATE will accept referral forms until 3 p.m. on Tuesday.  Find details on what to bring here.

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