Williamson, Inc. hosted a welcoming party for the Japanese car company Mitsubishi Motors on Friday, which saw a turnout of 400 people.
In late June, state officials announced Mitsubishi Motors North America would relocate its U.S. headquarters to Franklin from Cypress, California. The move represents an investment in Williamson County of $18.25 million, bringing approximately 200 jobs.
Many attendees waited patiently in line with resumes in hand to speak with Mitsubishi Motorsstaff about a variety of local job openings within the company.
Human Resources Manager Dora Siu was one of the staff members overseeing the process of meeting potential applicants.
“It’s really important to us, because it’s our first event here [in Franklin],” Siu said. “We want to make sure we get to know everybody, and make sure everybody knows us. This city has been so nice and such a warm welcome.”
By the end of the year, Mitsubishi Motors plans to hire over 100 positions, according to Siu.
The company is currently accepting resumes for almost every department, including sales, marketing, IT, human resources, parts and service, products planning, dealer operations, financial and legal.
The company will run its operations temporarily out of its Mallory Green office location, near CarMax in Cool Springs, according to Williamson, Inc. President and CEO Matt Largen.
The commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle was hired to help identify permanent offices.
“We’re thankful for companies like Mitsubishi that create career opportunities for our neighbors, friends, kids and grandkids,” Largen said. “They’re going to be a great corporate citizen supporting philanthropy throughout Williamson County and Middle Tennessee. We’re thrilled that they’re our newest corporate citizen.”
Largen described the trip that he took to Japan to meet with Mitsubishi Motors executive leadership last month as a “great cultural experience.”
“It was a great chance to meet their executive leadership at a global level and talk about the benefits of being in Tennessee and Williamson County,” Largen said. “I’m just very thankful I got the chance to be a small part of this project.”
For more information about job openings at Mitsubishi Motors, go to https://www.mitsubishicars.com/careers.