Fisker Automotive will hire 120 workers in the coming months

Article by Christian A., on June 23, 2011

In the upcoming months, Fisker Automotive aims to hire 120 workers for the former General Motors factory in Wilmington, Del., which is where Fisker's next plug-in hybrid sedan that’s due in 2013 would be produced.

The startup maker of plug-in cars has chosen its code-name: Project Nina. It will join the premium hybrid car lineup of Fisker that already has the plug-in Karma sedan. The launch date of the Karma is set for later this year.

Meanwhile, production of the future sedan (estimated to be priced at about $39,000 after government incentives) would start in late 2012. It would be positioned below the flagship Karma, which has a price tag of about $88,000.

The Karma can run 50 miles on purely electricity and it has a total range of 300 miles. Its assembly is in Finland. Fisker purchased the Delaware factory for $18 million as part of GM's bankruptcy restructuring. This finalized the agreement in 2010.

From July to August, Fisker will hire 40 electromechanical engineers and will add 80 workers from October through February for its assembly. Fisker will begin to actively recruit the workers in postings this weekend.

This means that Fisker, which is based in Anaheim, Calif., will have expanded its workforce from 50 to 300 at its headquarters since January 2010. In the past 18 months, it has added 300 contract employees. For the upgrade of the plant, Fisker spent about $175 million. It has also secured federal loans. This plant had previously been used to produce the Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars.

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