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Fisker Automotive Begins Hiring at Wilmington, Delaware Plant

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In brief: Fisker Automotive is beginning its first round of hiring at its re-commissioned Wilmington, Delaware plant.

The word

Fisker LogoJob postings began this week and Fisker plans to hire about 120 employees at the plant in 2011 - mostly engineering, electro-mechanical technicians, and early teams of production workers in anticipation of production of the Nina, the company's second vehicle slated for release by the end of 2012 for sales in 2013.

The company plans to hire 40 eletro-mechanical technicians in July and August and another 80 production employees between October of this year and February 2012. After that, a continuous addition of production and other jobs will begin as the plant readies for production of the Nina.

In addition, the company has quadrupled its staff at its California design base, jumping from 50 to 200 with plans to add another 100 by the end of this month. That totals 600 jobs in the U.S. in the past 18 months.

The Wilmington plant has seen dramatic changes as old tooling and materials left on-site by General Motors are being shipped off in over 400 truckloads for recycling. The money made from that project has been used to pay for the employees doing the work and will help fund the factory's retooling and upgrades.

The company's flagship, the Fisker Karma, is built in Finland and became the world's first high-end, luxury extended-range electric - that car uses a U.S.-made engine from GM for its generator.

And so ...

The Nina will be a mid-sized, premium sedan built on the same RE-EV model as the Karma.

Photo credits: Fisker

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