General Motors Co. said Thursday it will add more than 1,200 jobs and nearly double the number of employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant as it adds a long-awaited second shift early next year.
The Detroit automaker said hiring is under way for the shift and the plant will have about 2,800 people when hiring is complete.
GM said the shift is necessary to meet demand for five vehicles the plant produces.
A Detroit-Hamtramck spokeswoman said hiring will include people from the public. GM says applicants must apply on a website, www.gm.appone.com, under Metro Detroit postings. However, the jobs are not yet posted on the website, GM said. Candidates must be 18 or older.
The company is expected to add about 40 salaried workers and the rest will be entry-level hourly workers, plant spokeswoman Courtney Zemke said.
“We’ve got a quick turnaround to start the second shift in the first quarter,” Zemke said.