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Carbon Motors Plans To Hire 1,500

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 5:15am

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Hundreds of people attended information sessions to learn about possible jobs at a startup company planning to build high-tech police cars in eastern Indiana.

Carbon Motors is awaiting approval of a $310 million federal loan before it starts hiring potentially 1,500 workers for the Connersville factory.

Company executives told those at Monday's sessions that many jobs will require an associate's degree in engineering and computer literacy to operate assembly line machines.

Carbon Motors CEO William Santana Li says he's "extremely confident" that its federal loan request will be approved. Production could start in 2013 at the vacant Visteon plant that the company picked last year.

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