BMW Adds Jobs in the US, Invests in New Workforce Programs

The North American division of BMW announced today the company decided to make further investments in two new workforce programs and additional jobs in the Southeast region of the United States. These include a new manufacturing recruitment program: BMW Scholars, and a $5 million Associate Family Health Center, as well as hiring 100 professional employees.

These new positions will range from Engineers to IT professionals and Production Management associates.

For the BMW Scholars program, the company is partnering with three area technical colleges, Spartanburg Community College, Greenville Technical College and the Tri-County Technical College. The program provides tuition and book assistance, allowing students to attend classes full-time and work at the plant up to 20 hours per week.

Related career paths include Automotive Technology, Robotics Technology, Machine Tool Technology, Mechatronics (Multi-Skilled Industrial Maintenance) and Production Technology.

On the other hand, the Associate Family Health Center will be a first-class facility, operated by an independent health care provider who will use the latest in healthcare technology.

"These innovative programs and new jobs serve to exemplify how much we care about current and future generations. This is part of our long-term approach to sustainability," said  Harald Krueger, BMW Group Board Member responsible for Human Resources. "For us, sustainability is not just about building the most efficient vehicles in the most productive facilities. It’s also about accepting responsibility for decisions that affect the future development of our associates."

"Additional jobs at the South Carolina plant confirm the company’s leadership position in premium automotive manufacturing and “reinforces the Southeast region of the U.S. as a vital job producer,” added Krueger.
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