Samsung’s South Carolina plant reopens with $350 bonus for new workers

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Many of Samsung’s manufacturing plants across the globe have had to suffer disruptions to the COVID19 pandemic. The company would quickly shut them down if cases were detected in order to prevent a massive outbreak. It has been able to do a good job of preventing large scale outbreaks at its factories.Samsung’s Newberry County, South Carolina plant was shut down when two workers tested positive for the coronavirus. The plant was later reopened but then quickly shut down again as another employee tested positive for the virus. The company has now reopened it once again.$350 hiring bonus offered to new employeesSamsung set up this factory in 2018, investing $380 million to manufacture washing machines for the US market. Around 800 people are employed at the Newberry facility. A spokeswoman for Samsung said that the shutdowns of the plant enabled officials to thoroughly clean the factory as per the guidelines of the federal Centers for Disease Control as well as other health agencies.With the plant now reopening, Samsung is going to hold a “virtual” hiring event this Thursday for new workers. It’s offering a $350 hiring bonus to people who fill the positions but hasn’t revealed how many positions there are to be filled.Georgia-based MAU Workforce Solutions is the company that’s conducting the hiring on behalf of Samsung. It’s a temporary employment agency. After 90 days, the new employees will be eligible to be hired directly by Samsung. Those who are interested in taking part in this hiring event can sign up at will run on Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm local time. Material handlers, quality inspectors, machine operators, forklift operators and production associates are among the positions to be filled.

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