Mercedes supplier looks to hire more than 400 people

Updated: Jun. 2, 2021 at 5:21 PM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - One Mercedes supplier in west Alabama expects to create more than 400 new jobs to keep pace with new vehicles being built at MBUSI.

Automotive parts supplier Lear Corporation could eventually hire for up to 450 new jobs.

It’s expanding because it supplies parts for the nearby Mercedes Benz US International plant that is building a brand new electric vehicle in the next few months to a year.

Positions at Lear include entry level production jobs as well as maintenance jobs.

Donny Jones, President and CEO of West Alabama Works, says the creation of these new jobs is also bringing people into the surrounding area to live.

“We’re expanding every single day. Jobs are more and more available to those who are looking for good career pathways. And so our community is growing. And we’re seeing people move into Tuscaloosa and the west Alabama area because of these great jobs,” Jones said.

You can apply for those new jobs by going online at or

There will also be an upcoming job fair for perspective new hires in the second week of July.

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