Wacker still hiring for new polysilicon plant

CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) -- Wacker Polysilicon North America says it has hired about half the workforce for its new plant near Charleston.

According to the Cleveland Daily Banner, Wacker Human Resources Director Erika Burk said more than 100 applicants will be interviewed for technical operator positions in the fall with a hire date in 2013. Burk said Wacker is looking for people with a technical background. While an associate degree is preferred, it is not required. There is still a need for more engineers as well.

Wacker is building a $1.8 billion integrated polysilicon production plant that will have an annual capacity of 18,000 metric tons when it begins production in late 2013.

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