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Gestamp returns to pre-pandemic employee levels, looking for more workers



After hitting a rough patch, a South Charleston plant is looking for workers again.
Gestamp, an international business that develops and makes metal car parts, had to lay off hundreds during the pandemic, but announced good news on Wednesday. All of the employees who were laid off have been brought back, and the company is even looking for more workers.

“There were uncertainties in the past year, but what we’re seeing right now, it looks like that’s behind us and we’re looking to move forward,” Scott Hughes, with Gestamp human resources, said.

Gears are turning again at the South Charleston plant that makes parts for the automotive industry. Officials are now hoping to add to its workforce of nearly 500.

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