After holding a two day job fair that drew about three-thousand people, Oshkosh Corporation executives know how many workers they're going to hire. Spokeswoman Ann Stawski says 300 to 500 new employees, mostly in production, will help build 2,200 mine-resistant all-terrain vehicles for American troops in Afghanistan.
Stawski says they're just starting to go over the applications from the job fair and they hope to get people in place quickly. The first MATV's are due next month and all units have to be ready by the end of the year.
Last month, the Oshkosh Corporation received a billion dollar military contract to produce the vehicles which help soldiers navigate the rough terrain in Afganistan.
In addition to the new employees in Oshkosh as many as 650 laid-off workers could be recalled at an Oshkosh subsidiary, JLG, in Pennsylvania.