Toyota Manufacturing to hold Job Fairs in Prestonsburg and Hazard

By Amelia Holliday - For The Hazard Herald

Jobseekers in the Eastern Kentucky region will have two chances in April to apply for newly open positions at a well-known manufacturing company.

Kelly Services, in partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Kentucky, will be hosting two job fairs in the region. The first event will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Big Sandy Community & Technical College (BSCTC) Prestonsburg campus, 1 Bert Combs Drive, and the second will be held Thursday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kentucky Career Center JobSight in Hazard, located at 412 Roy Campbell Drive.

Toyota is seeking applicants for various positions in Georgetown, Ky. Candidates may apply for various full-time long-term positions paying between $16 and $16.80 per hour.

Interested applicants must:

* At least 18 years old;

*Be able to work first and second shifts;

* Be able to perform the physical requirements of the job, including bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, standing, walking, repetitive motion, and the use of heavy machinery;

* Have a favorable work history;

* Have successfully completed pre-screenings;

* Be able to commit to a long-term temporary assignment.

Positions will include paid on-the-job training, incremental pay increases, a premium benefits package, paid holidays and paid time off opportunities, a robust bonus program, among other benefits.

For more information and to apply for the positions before the job fairs, visit

EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services and also administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program, which provides career services to laid-off miners and their spouses. Find out more at and

By Amelia Holliday

For The Hazard Herald

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