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Honda Manufacturing of Indiana to Begin Accepting Applications for Production Positions
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) will begin accepting applications for production positions Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007, through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD). Advertisements calling for applications will appear in newspapers beginning Sunday.
Applications will be accepted for a two-week period through Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 with the first phase of hiring beginning later this year. HMIN will employ approximately 2,000 associates when the automobile plant in Greensburg reaches full production.
Applications will be accepted only on-line at the Web site: www.Indiana.Honda.com. Interested individuals who do not have access to a computer may contact their local Indiana Department of Workforce Development WorkOne Office to obtain assistance in completing the on-line application process.
Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school degree or GED to be considered for production employment opportunities. Applicants also must reside in the following counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Hancock, Henry, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Marion, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Wayne. Honda is an equal opportunity employer and HMIN is committed to hiring candidates from diverse backgrounds to become part of its team in Indiana.
Construction of the new $550 million HMIN production facility began in March on a 1,700-acre tract in Decatur County, Indiana, near the town of Greensburg, 50 miles southeast of Indianapolis. Mass production of Honda Civic sedans is expected to begin in fall 2008.
At full production, HMIN will have the capacity to produce 200,000 vehicles per year. Major production processes performed at the Indiana plant will include stamping, welding, painting, plastic injection molding, sub-assembly and final assembly operations.
HMIN has begun hiring a limited number of non-production associates in the fields of automotive engineering, purchasing, information technology, administration and equipment maintenance. Advertising in February and June 2007, for these non-production positions resulted in more than 7,500 applicants.
HMIN will be Honda's seventh auto plant in North America and one of 17 major Honda manufacturing facilities in North America. It will help to boost Honda's total North American automobile production capacity from 1.4 million units to more than 1.6 million units in 2008, employment in North America to more than 37,000 associates and capital investment in North America to more than $9 billion.
Honda began U.S. sales operations in 1959, the company's first overseas subsidiary. Honda began U.S. production operations in 1979. Honda began building cars in the U.S. in 1982, making 2007 the 25th anniversary of Honda auto production in America.