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Nissan hosts job fair today in Meridian

By By Brian Harper/The Meridian Star
Oct. 27, 2001
Mississippi employment officials said Friday they expect a strong turnout when Nissan Motor Co. hosts a job fair today at Meridian Community College.
The Japanese automaker will interview potential employees from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Webb Hall. The workers will staff an auto plant now under construction in Madison County, just south of Canton.
Construction began last spring on Nissan's $930 million auto plant just east of Interstate 55. The plant is expected to employ about 4,000 people by the time it opens in summer 2003.
Nissan already has started hiring some of its employees.
On Saturday, representatives from Nissan and the state will take applications and resumes for production supervisors, maintenance technicians and production technicians.
Starting pay is $18 an hour for maintenance technicians and $13.25 an hour for production workers, with regular pay increases to $20 an hour. Nissan also offers a health benefits package.
The maintenance technician jobs require five years of industrial maintenance experience or journeyman certification in industrial electronics, industrial electricity or industrial machine maintenance.
The production workers jobs require 18 months of industry or factory work experience. Details about the production supervisory position will be available at the job fair.
The MESC takes the applications and resumes, screens them for Nissan's job requirements, then forwards the applications and resumes to Nissan. Nissan sets up the interviews and does the hiring.

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