Kia Motors Corporation, South Korea's auto maker announced that it would soon start recruiting 3,000 employees for operating in its upcoming plant in Andhra Pradesh reports from PTI.
The company is investing over USD 1 billion to set up a new manufacturing unit in India. A framework installation ceremony was held at the unit today.
The plant can produce 3 lakh cars annually and is spread over 23 million square feet. It expects around 3,000 employees when fully operational.
"Kia Motors India will soon start recruiting the 3,000 employees needed to operate the plant," Kia Motors said in a statement.
The company is currently in discussions with the Andhra Pradesh government to start a joint training program at the state government level to develop the necessary manufacturing skills among residents, it added.
"We are here to build more than just great cars. We aim to set a new standard of automotive lifestyle experience by providing Indian consumers with world-class products and service, but also deeply engaging with the Indian people and giving back to the community whenever possible, said Kia Motors Corporation President and CEO Han-Woo Park speaking on occasion.
The construction process is expected to complete by the end of the first quarter of next year, and the production of vehicles is earmarked to begin later in 2019.