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Hundreds Line Up For Jobs At Kia Supplier In Georgia

Crowds lined up as officials began processing applications in LaGrange, Ga., for 600 jobs for Sewon America, a supplier for the Kia auto plant being built in West Point.

LAGRANGE, Ga. (AP) -- Hundreds of people lined up early as state labor officials began processing applications in LaGrange for 600 jobs for Sewon America, a supplier for the Kia auto plant being built in West Point.

Labor department spokesman Sam Hall says department staff had helped people fill out more than 300 applications by midmorning Monday, with about 300 more people still waiting in line at that point.

The state Quick Start office in LaGrange is accepting applications for the stamping, production and assembly positions between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. through Wednesday.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and manufacturing experience is preferred.

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