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GM hiring over 1,000 temp workers at Kokomo plant to help make ventilators

Virtual job fair planned for May 6
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Posted at 10:17 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 10:17:04-04

KOKOMO — General Motors plans to hire more than 1,000 temporary full and part-time workers to help produce ventilators at their Kokomo plant.

The company has plans to produce at least 30,000 ventilators by the end of August as part of a $489 million government contract.

Ivy Tech Community College is assisting GM with their hiring process and a virtual job fair is planned for May 6 at 11 a.m. to help applicants learn more about the open positions. To register, visit:

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Both full and part-time temporary manufacturing team member positions are available with a starting wage of $16.67 per hour. Holiday pay and health care options are available after 90 days of work.

Part-time employees will receive an average of 16 to 32 working hours per week. Applicants must be able to perform repetitive sitting and standing precision assembly and test work for a minimum of eight to 10 hours per day. Saturday and Sunday work may be required.

“We are really pleased with the support we have received from the Kokomo community,” said Phil Kienle, GM Vice President of North American Manufacturing and Labor Relations. “The speed of this project from concept to production has been incredible and having a strong team at the plant is critical to maintain our momentum to help save lives.”

For more information or to apply, visit

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