SK Battery in Commerce Exceeds Hiring Goal Ahead of Schedule

SK Battery America in Commerce has exceeded its hiring goal of 2,600 employees two years ahead of schedule for its two lithium-ion battery manufacturing facilities.

The company met its goal at the end of 2022 and is further expanding its workforce to approximately 3,000 over the next year to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles.

Since 2019, the company has invested $2.6 billion to build two battery manufacturing facilities in Jackson County to supply electric vehicles, including the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Volkswagen ID.4 and began mass production in early 2022.

SK Battery America CEO Timothy Jeong said in a press release that more than 300,000 new electric vehicles a year will be on American roads because of the work they are doing here, and SKBA team members take great pride of the role they have in building a new chapter in automotive history.

The company is still hiring for jobs in production, quality, utility, logistics, ERT, maintenance, and other areas.

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