Remember that story, from about this time last year, of 1,000,000 people applying for 62,000 McDonald’s job openings? That sure was a depressing moment that yielded lots of conversation about the state of our union, wasn’t it?
Well, something similar has happened again, albeit on a smaller scale. In Alabama, Hyundai has received 20,000 applications for the 877 openings they announced at their Montgomery plant:
To put that into perspective, the Montgomery metropolitan area has an adult population of just over 282,000, meaning the applicant pool at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama represents more than six percent of nearby residents. Hyundai was so flooded with applicants that it temporarily shut down the process on May 18, warning job seekers that any applications it received after that date would likely go unprocessed. Hyundai only expects to screen between 6,000-7,000 applicants according to the report.
More on this story from Detroit Free Press.