A case involving state secrets, the open records law and union jobs went before Georgia’s Supreme Court Monday. It pits the state and Kia Motors against workers who say they were passed over for jobs at the carmaker’s West Point plant.
A judge has ruled that the state of Georgia must release records about how it helped hire workers at Kia Motors’ West Point plant. Former autoworkers say lawmakers conspired with Kia to avoid hiring anyone with a union background.
An Alabama career center is helping a west Georgia manufacturer with its goal of filling 130 positions. West Point, Ga.-based Powertech America Inc. hopes to fill the positions on its production and maintenance teams and in other areas including purchasing, accounting and quality control
Kia Motors plans to hire another 1,000 workers at its west Georgia plant. The auto-maker opened the online application process for prospective employees for its plant in West Point, which is near the Alabama state line.