12:11pm

Mon December 12, 2011
Positions Still Available at the Plant

1100 Turn Out for Nissan Job Fair in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) – More than a thousand Middle Tennessee residents lined up in the cold for hours over the weekend to apply for a job at the Smyrna Nissan plant.

Yates Services hosted the job fair at the State Career Center in Murfreesboro on Saturday.

Tennessee Department of Labor area manager R.J. Sherr says all the jobs are assembly line positions on third shift that pay between $12.50 and $18.50 an hour.

"If for some reasons somebody was not able to attend the event on Saturday they can go to their nearest Tennessee Career Center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; come in and let them know that they're interested in the Yates position over at the Nissan plant in Smyrna and we can get them set up as well."

Sherr says the Department of Labor has seen a recent uptick in the number of manufacturing jobs available and encourages anyone interested in that kind of work to visit one of the state’s employment centers.