BMW to Invest Further in America
Recently BMW officially announced plans to deepen their initial investment of energy and resources in two new workforce programs and job creation at their manufacturing facility in South Carolina, on August 3. More jobs and investment in a nation that's been struggling recently is a breath of fresh air. So we'd like to take a minute to go over the details, here they are.
BMW will use its Scholars program to help those financially who are interested in pursuing a career as a skilled manufacture. This program will hopefully help students become future associates. Students who eligible for the program will have the opportunity to attend classes at the participating schools full-time and the invaluable hands-on experience of working at the BMW manufacturing facility part-time. The idea is that upon successfully completing the program, graduates will then be considered for full-time hire. BMW is planning to create 100 additional jobs in the near future.
The second workforce program, BMW Associate Family Health Center is operated by an independent healthcare provider. Essentially, it's a state-of-the-art wellness center, offering all BMW associates, as well as qualifying retirees and their dependents, a suite of convenient, on-site-services, including: eye care, physical therapy, medical care, and occupational health.
"These innovative programs and new jobs serve to exemplify how much we care about current and future generations," says Harald Kruger, BMW Group Board Member. "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."1
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Source: 1 http://www.autoblog.com/2011/08/03/bmw-adding-100-white-collar-jobs-at-spartanburg-plant/