One of the biggest electric vehicle (EV) battery plants in the world, NextStar Energy, begins hiring workers for its Windsor-Essex battery plant in the month of August. The Windsor plant will directly employ 2,500 workers once fully operational in 2023. It is initially seeking 130 employees to start.
Thirty people in finance, human resources and communications are needed for its Windsor headquarters, as well as a mix of 100 engineers and technicians. Applications for the positions are available on the company’s website or its social media pages.
“NextStar Energy’s move to begin hiring workers for Canada’s first EV battery manufacturing plant is another example of Ontario’s growing momentum as a global leader in the electric vehicle revolution,” said Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s minister of economic development, job creation and trade.
“The new facility will be a key part of our province’s end-to-end EV supply chain, creating 2,500 good-paying manufacturing jobs in Windsor and the surrounding region.”
“We worked relentlessly to bring and keep the plant here in Windsor and firmly believe that these jobs are just the beginning of a prosperous economic future for our city and region. These well-paying jobs will create opportunities for the next generation of Windsorites,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens.