• Jan 7, 2008
Despite slashing some 8,000 jobs worldwide, BMW plans to hire more workers to man its Spartanburg, S.C. production center, while simultaneously upping the night shift from eight hours to ten. The South Carolina plant currently produces the X5 and Z4, but with production of the X6 CUV beginning a few weeks back, BMW is looking to staff an additional 200 jobs to keep the assembly plant on boil. Although Z4 production is going to Regensburg, Germany in 2009, BMW plans to begin building the X3, which is overdue for a refresh, at the plant around the same time. Those of you looking for jobs in the Spartanburg area can apply through MAU Inc., BMW's U.S. staffing firm, and should expect to bring in $12.50 an hour during the day shift and additional buck if you're willing to toil away in the wee hours of the night.

[Source: Automotive News – Sub. Req.]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Hey, didn't GM, Ford, and Chrysler just do some firing?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe some of those laid off Chrysler workers can find jobs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      i work there and 12.50 is right. i am employed by bmv and mau associates make half as much as me and no benefits. sad but true. this seems to be the current trend by bmv. temps.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Really? $12.50? I know other automakers are struggling but aren't the Detroit Three still paying $30+? I thought it was mainly benefits that took the axe.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I hope there are some good benefits for $12.50!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes their gonna beef up the workers to handle what BMW profects will be a hot seller, only to lay these workers off within a year or two because this vehicle is hideous! BMW-stick with the hits (X5) and increase it's reliability, then design something that would be worthy of the BMW name other than this XshXX-oops X6!
        • 7 Years Ago


        Homer, is that you?
      • 7 Years Ago
      The X3 just got a refresh for 2007. New suspension, engine, etc. It's right in the middle of its lifecycle; it'll be a few years before you see an all new X3 around...
      • 7 Years Ago
      $12.50 sounds right for an entry-level job in this area. Wages will increase quickly. I started at $10.05/hour at the vitamin manufacturer I work at, and nine years late I'm up to nearly $19.00. The cost-of-living here is low. Housing is very affordable, and gas is cheap.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe 12.50 an hour starting out and no union explains why BMW of USA makes money?
      • 7 Years Ago
      You may have to work weekends.
      Health/Medical benefits are an option (not mandatory offer according to SC state policy).
      Location. Location. Location.

      "Zee Americans are now our Mexicans. Das ist gute, no?"
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually the Germans have loads of cheap labour next door in Poland, Czechia, Russia etc. If anything you're "Polish" in a German context. Oh, and it's "das ist gut, ja?".
      • 7 Years Ago
      12.50 per hour could be right..Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that S.C plant has no organized union..
      Most of the newer auto plants in the Southern U.S are off limits to the unions..(which means lower wages for it's workers).
      • 7 Years Ago
      Thats one Beautiful car, with wages at $12.50 an hour Id expect to buy it for $25-$30k.

      I suppose they could have built it cheaper in China so maybe we should be greatful.

      I like the X6 design, maybe its the style of the future.
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