Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Siemens Sacramento plant hiring for LRT work

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Siemens Transportation Systems has routinely touted its commitment to U.S.-based production of passenger rail equipment through its plant in Sacramento, Calif. The company now seeks to fill positions for welders and other workers as it prepares for a $26 million expansion of its light rail transit construction capabilities.

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Siemens says it expects to add 200 employees at the plant during the next three to five years. “We're hiring people on an ongoing basis,” said spokeswoman Becky Sabin.

The company is using a temporary staff agency to do the actual initial hiring, but temps will get the opportunity to be hired by Siemens directly after six months of employment, depending on performance, Siemens says.