SK Battery Exceeds Hiring Goal In Georgia Two Years Ahead Of Schedule

SK Battery America (SKBA) has exceeded its hiring goal of 2,600 employees two years ahead of schedule for its two new manufacturing facilities in Commerce, Georgia, according to a press release from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s office (R).

“The company met its goal at the end of 2022 and is further expanding its workforce to approximately 3,000 over the next year to meet the growing demand for electric vehicles,” the press release said. “SK Battery America announced its first project in Georgia in 2018, with an initial planned investment of $1.6 billion. Since 2019, the company has invested $2.6 billion to build two battery manufacturing facilities in Jackson County to supply electric vehicles, including the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Volkswagen ID.4. SKBA started mass production in early 2022.”

“As Georgia continues to see unprecedented growth, our hardworking citizens are reaping the benefits,” said Governor Kemp. “SK Battery America and the State of Georgia share a common trait: we are never content to rest on our laurels and are always working to reach the next milestone. I want to thank SKBA in going above and beyond in delivering on their commitments. As one of the first companies to put Georgia on the e-mobility map, our relationship continues to grow and bring opportunity to communities across the state.”

The news comes a week after SKBA announced it would be opening a new regional IT hub in Roswell, Georgia, which will create 200 tech jobs and invest about $19 million in the next few years.

Kemp announced the news last week, saying, “We’re proud of SK Battery America’s continued growth here in the No. 1 state for business. This innovative company continues to bring the jobs of the future that will benefit hardworking Georgians in manufacturing, and now it will also tap into the tech talent our top-ranking universities provide.”

D & B Staff

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