GIBSON COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – A big Tri-State employer announces a major change in how they hire workers.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana announced it is ending its staffing contract with Aerotek next month and starting a new direct hire program.

A company spokesperson says team members employed by Aerotek will be offered a job directly by Toyota.

Nearly 1200 Aerotek team members work at the plant.

An Aerotek spokeswoman says they’re grateful for the partnership they had with TMMI for 11 years and that Toyota’s decision is a testament to their work ethic and production.

We are grateful for our partnership with TMMI and the opportunity to provide them with exceptional talent over the past 11 years. We think the decision to transition our employees to the Toyota team is a testament to their stellar work ethic and dedication to quality production. We are proud of our contract employees and are confident they will continue to have a positive impact within the Toyota organization.
And Aerotek will continue to bring great people and great companies together. We will maintain our presence in Evansville at 20 NW 3rd Street.

Toyota sent us a statement regarding this new change.

In an effort to recruit and retain top talent, increase competitiveness and flexibility and better serve our customers, Toyota will introduce a new direct-hire program for production team members at its Princeton, Indiana plant. We are committed to exceeding our customers’ expectations and building the best vehicles, and we are confident this move will make our award-winning team even stronger.
Those interested in joining Toyota’s production workforce should apply online at Toyota Indiana is currently in the process of hiring more than 400 team members in Princeton.

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(This story was originally published on August 29, 2019)