BMW is hiring 500 temporary workers to produce its X3 Sports Activity Vehicle in Spartanburg, South Carolina, GoUpstate.com reports.
"We are pleased to report that the BMW X5 and X6 vehicles produced in our Spartanburg plant are selling very well around the world, so we are adjusting our staffing levels to accommodate the increased global market demand, as well as prepare for the upcoming launch of the all new X3 sports activity vehicle," said Josef Kerscher, president of BMW Manufacturing Co.
BMW is almost finished with a $750 million expansion of the plant. Once complete it will be able to produce more than 200,000 vehicles annually.
The plant employs 5,000 full-time workers and has a temporary work force of 1,000 to 1,500 employees. The facility has been operating at 100 hours per week due to the increased demand for the vehicles.