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Harley-Davidson Hiring 400 Temporary Workers
Harley-Davidson is looking for 400 casual workers for its factory in York, Pa., to help with a planned seasonal surge in production. The jobs begin in January 2014 and will run through until the end of May.
“When we ramp up production to meet customer demands, it allows us the manufacturing flexibility to build the right bike, the right time for the right person,” Harley-Davidson Spokesperson Bernadette Lauer tells the York Daily Record.
The Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations York plant production schedule will be increasing to 120 hours per week from its regular schedule of 80 hours per week. Wages for temporary workers range from $16.75 to $23.30 per hour.
Harley-Davidson had a similar surge last year, hiring about 200 temporary workers to cover an increase to 100 hours of work per week. Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement reached with York workers in 2009, Harley-Davidson employs about 1,000 workers. About 700-800 workers are full-time positions while the remaining are casual, but still unionized, positions.
The York plant assembles the company’s Touring, Softail, Trike and Custom Vehicle Operations models, and also produces parts like frames and fuel tanks.
[Source: York Daily Record]