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WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Hiring is already underway for the hundreds of new jobs coming to Wentzville.

General Motors plans to launch its new mid-size truck projects at its Wentzville plant later this year, and the company is hiring approximately 1,260 people to make it happen.

Workers will be building the new Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon.

GM says it has already started pulling applicants from its labor pool. That includes people who have been referred to them through other employees and state agencies. It may also include past or present employees who want to relocate to the St. Louis area.

People who are not currently in the GM labor pool may also apply.

The company is calling the majority of the new jobs 'production positions.' GM says it's looking for a diverse group of people who are ready to work in a team atmosphere, and excited to live in the St. Louis region.

"Anytime you expand and increase employment it's a very positive effect on the area in terms of people buying housing, people adding children to schools, boosting the tax base. These are all very positive effects and we're glad to be part of it," said GM Wentzville spokesman Dave Baldridge.

The best way is to go on the U.S. jobs national database, the Missouri Career Service website.

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