General Electric to hire 230 at Louisville’s Appliance Park [Opinion: The Arena]

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230 new jobs at Appliance Park

General Electric Appliances has announced the opening of 230 new manufacturing positions at Louisville’s Appliance Park, and will take applications online from 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14 through 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, or until it has gathered 10,000 new applications.  Applicants must be over 18, have a high school diploma or GED, speak English and be comfortable with manual labor. Workers will be handling up to 25 pounds.

ge.jpgAfter reviewing the initial applications, the company will contact the applicants considered most qualified for further testing and interviews.  Starting pay for the new positions will be $13.03 an hour plus benefits, including healthcare and retirement savings. 

According to the HR folks at GE, the benefits of pre-screening the initial applications are that they assess a candidate’s fit to competencies and skills identified as most important for a given role.  A candidate’s responses are then compared to the essential competencies and/or skills which have been highlighted in a comprehensive job analysis and an overall score is calculated.  The outcome of the questionnaire is based on an automated process to maximize consistency and speed.

GE SMART.jpgOnly those applicants whose responses demonstrate that they meet the competencies and/or skills for the target production position for which they applied, will be invited to proceed to the next stage of the recruitment process.  Applicants not invited will however have the opportunity to be considered for other GE opportunities or may reapply to other positions in GE through the GE Careers web site (see below).

Individuals wishing to apply for the new positions must log on to the GE recruitment web site (see below) to fill out an application.  Paper applications are not available and applications will not be accepted at GE Appliance Park. In addition, individuals should not call or visit Appliance Park with inquiries.  This is for new applications only, and individuals who have previously applied within the past 12 months will not be permitted to re-apply.

update2.gif  KentuckianaWorks One-Stop Career Center and Kentucky Office of Employment and Training locations in Louisville, Shelbyville and Shepherdsville will open early on Wednesday, March 14, at 6 a.m. to help people without computers or high-speed Internet access apply for jobs at Louisville’s Appliance Park. GE Appliances and Lighting will begin accepting up to 10,000 new, online applications at 6:30 a.m. on March 14 to fill 230 manufacturing positions.

Lean Manufacturing at GE's Appliance Park

CLICK HERE to go to GE's application website.

 

CLICK HERE to find current GE job openings.

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About Thomas McAdam
At various times I have been a student, a soldier, a college Political Science teacher, a political campaign treasurer, and legal adviser to Louisville's Police Department and Board of Aldermen. I now practice law and share my political opinions with anyone who will listen.
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