BMW To Add 700 Jobs At South Carolina Plant

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- BMW Manufacturing Co. will add 700 temporary workers to its South Carolina work force.

The company said Friday that will create two production shifts at its Greer plant.

Hiring will be handled through MAU Inc. and Tier One Solutions. They'll first contact former BMW workers to find out if they are able to return to work.

BMW Manufacturing President Josef Kerscher says the company has to have flexibility and described its current market as a roller coaster.

Slowing demand has cut production to 80 hours weekly this year. The additional shifts will increase that to 100 hours. Production was 110 hours last year.

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