WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)-An auto parts manufacturer that's opening in Walker is hiring.
Plasan Carbon Composites held a job fair Saturday to fill more than 200 positions. The fair was supposed to start at 9 a.m. but the line of applicants was so long, the company opened its doors early.
A company representative estimates between 400 and 500 people applied Saturday, including Ryan Buikema.
"This is the first [job fair] I've ever been to, to tell you the truth. I mean, I've heard of them all around but I've been employed for the last eight years and I just got laid off. But I like it," added Buikema.
The response to Saturday's job fair was so overwhelming, Plasan Carbon Composites had to stop conducting on site interviews. The company plans to reschedule interviews with every applicant in the future.