Thousands of applicants enter lottery for Ford job interview

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by WHAS11 News

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 8 at 5:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-  After a city announcement Thursday on how to apply for 1,800 ford jobs in Louisville, the Office of Employment in Training was bracing for a crowd. 

The National Unemployment Rate announced Friday rose to 9.2 percent, and it is the people behind those numbers that are the story.
   
Around 6,000 people showed up on Friday to enter a lottery for a job interview at Ford.  The applications will be viewed by lottery, meaning each applicant will be assigned a number and they will be chosen by random which applications will be viewed.  Around 800 jobs are expected to be filled by current Ford workers, leaving about 1,000 new jobs for the people who need them.

The employment office has set up a drive-through in its parking lot to help with the influx of people looking to get an application.  You can pick up an application and drop it off anytime between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays between Friday and next Thursday, July 14.  They must be dropped off at the Office of Employment and Training at 600 West Cedar Street in downtown Louisville.
 

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