GM to add third shift at Wentzville plant -

GM to add third shift at Wentzville plant

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

WENTZVILLE, Mo. ( – General Motors (GM) recently announced it is hiring workers to fill a third shift at its plant in Wentzville.

Hundreds of jobs are still available. A spokesperson said GM is drawing workers from surrounding counties in both Missouri and Illinois. Those jobs range from white collar to general assembly and plant maintenance.  The spokesman told News 4 there are many ways to find out about the open positions.

“Going through Missouri Career Centers is one of the more popular options, referrals through existing employers is a big way folks have been getting interviews as well. Our veterans are sometimes hired through the Show Me Heroes program,” said GM spokesman Darin Copeland.

A third shift has not only meant an expansion at the plant, but expansion at other Wentzville businesses.

“We have heard from a number of people via email and the just calls, asking what’s going on, and we try to use or Facebook page to tell people about these,” said Kara Roberson with the city of Wentzville.

Those already hired for the third shift have begun training. Copeland told News 4 applicants are not required to have experience in manufacturing.

“Frequently in the past when we’d make hires, someone would need existing automotive experience, they might have come to us from Chrysler or Ford or have other manufacturing experience. Now we’re bringing in people who have none and that okay. It gives us a fresh perspective on operation,” Copeland said.

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