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Thousands apply for KIA jobs

KIA Motors in Slovakia has already registered more than 4,500 job applications, one percent of which were submitted by foreigners currently living in Slovakia, the TASR news wire reported.

According to KIA's spokesperson Dušan Dvořák, two thirds of applicants have a university education and speak English, which is currently the only condition for applying. Around 10 percent of people were interested in line jobs, however, these will be assigned next year.

Currently KIA is looking for university-educated people, who will work mostly in production. According to Dvořák, there are still vacancies for administrators. IT specialists, recruitment agents, teachers and financial specialists. Economists also have a chance of landing a job.

People with secondary education will also be required for the production line. The company is looking for electricians, electric-technicians, car mechanics as well as people without specialization. These positions will be filled in 2006-2007.

Currently, KIA Motors employs around 100 Slovaks and by the end of the year this should rise by a further 400 employees. The company also employs 56 Korean managers.

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