SUMTER, S.C. (July 31, 2012)—Continental Tire the Americas has begun posting job openings for its $500 million car and light truck tire plant in Sumter, under construction for the past few months and set to begin production in late 2013 or early 2014.
The project will create about 1,600 jobs when the plant is completed and production is in full swing.
Conti has partnered with readySC and Central Carolina Technical College to assist with recruiting and training interested candidates. Job postings can be viewed at readySC.org/conti.
In the first phase of production, Conti will hire about 300 production employees. The staffing process and manufacturing training for the first 150 employees will begin in the first quarter of 2013, the company said.