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Want to work at Toyota? Get in line

Nine days ago, when Toyota and Gov. Haley Barbour and the Mississippi Development Authority released the protocol the car company would use to hire its production workers at Blue Springs, the initial response from job-seekers was quick and heavy.

That first day, more than 600 folks filled out applications. The pace has obviously quickened.

Through Monday, 8,736 applications have been made for the 1,350 jobs the Mississippi Department of Employment Security is helping Toyota fill. That’s according to the MDES.

The average number of applications made per day the first week is 1,248.

That’s serious interest, and goes to show that Northeast Mississippi sure could use the jobs.

  1. September 1st, 2010 at 14:24 | #1

    The bright side is, Toyota can gain the best workers from the many applications submitted here and may inturn provide a better product. If so, other companies may wish to locate here and in the long term help get jobs for others still unemployed.

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