Corvette Blogger noticed a help wanted ad for the position on Facebook, which says it is hiring production workers on a temporary full-time basis with the possibility to eventually be hired on as full-time workers at the plant. The ad also says that candidates must be willing to work any shift and overtime hours on those shifts are “common,” must be available “with little notice” and that some weekend shifts are also to be expected. Pay will start at $16.67 an hour with the “potential for growth” and holiday pay and health care options will become available to hired workers after 90 days of service.
GM may be looking to add more temporary part-time workers to the Bowling Green Assembly in anticipation of a busy year fulfilling a backlog of orders for the C8 Corvette. The switch to the mid-engine layout will likely contribute to an uptick in demand in the car’s first full year of production and GM is also looking to turn the sports car into a global product as it moves into the next-generation, selling it in Saudi Arabia and potentially in China as well. It will eventually produce right-hand drive versions of the C8 Corvette for Australia and other RHD markets, too.
Earlier this year, GM said it planned to add a second shift and 400 jobs at Bowling Green Assembly to produce the C8 Corvette, growing the plant’s workforce to over 1,300 employees. The Bowling Green facility first opened in 1981 and has produced more than 1 million Corvettes in that time. GM has also poured more than $900 million into the plant since 2011 for various updates and upgrades.
Bowling Green is currently under temporary shutdown as GM retools the production lines for the next-gen Corvette and retrains existing employees. The last C7 Corvette rolled off the assembly line earlier this month.