December 5, 2023

General Motors needs workers at its most modern factory in North America.

The automaker is looking to hire hundreds at Factory ZERO, the plant that straddles Detroit and Hamtramck. It is where GM is assembling the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup and, later this year, will start building more EVs.

On Monday, GM started a job fair hoping to improve its odds at winning talent.

The lobby at 2500 E. Grand Blvd. in Detroit quickly overflowed with applicants. By Tuesday noon, the line snaked out the factory office’s doors and around the corner of the building, UAW Local 22 Shop Chairman Scott Harwick told the Free Press.

President Joe Biden sits inside General Motors 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup at the grand opening of Factory Zero on Nov. 17, 2021. Factory Zero used to be called Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly. GM spent $2.2 billion to retool it to build all electric vehicles starting this month with the Hummer EV.

Harwick, who represents about 450 of the 550 workers at the plant, hopes many of those job applicants qualify and will get offers, show up and stay in the job.

“I believe they extended 20 offers for skilled trades people. I need about 100,” Harwick said. “So it’s good. I will take as many as I can get. But, I want more.”


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