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Hyundai Motor Group Signs Pledge to America’s Workers, Committing to Enhance Career Opportunities for American Students and Workers

2019.06.13 00:00:00 No. 16260

Hyundai Motor Group Signs Pledge to America’s Workers, Committing

to Enhance Career Opportunities for American Students and Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 12, 2019 – Hyundai Motor Group joined the Pledge to America’s Workers

earlier today, marking its commitment to invest in the training and development of approximately 75,000

American workers over the next five years. Representatives from Hyundai Motor America and Kia

Motor America each signed the pledge stating they will help 48,000 and 27,000 students and workers,

respectively, thrive in today’s rapidly evolving workplace. 

“Hyundai has been a proud partner in the American dream for more than 30 years, investing in

American communities and workers through robust continuing education opportunities, apprenticeships,

and learning programs,” said José Muñoz, global Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor Company

and president and CEO of Hyundai Motor North America and Hyundai Motor America.  “The partnerships

Hyundai has built around the country not only nurture talent in the next generation of American workers,

but also demonstrate Hyundai’s long-term continuing commitment to the prosperity of the American workforce.”  

Among other initiatives, Hyundai Motor Group supports programming with organizations including

Montgomery Public Schools and Trenholm Community College and offers employees on-the-job training

and internal education programs.

Hyundai signed the pledge as a part of the SelectUSA Investment Summit held this week in Washington,

D.C., where it also hosted an event with the United States Ambassador to South Korea and representatives

from its supplier network in the United States.

“When Hyundai Motor Group decided to build cars in the United States, it decided to make high-value

core components here as well. An entire automotive ecosystem in Alabama and Georgia that didn’t

exist before Hyundai Motor Group entered the United States was created, and we are honored to show

Ambassador Harris the investments and deep roots our suppliers have put down in America,” said

Christopher Wenk, Vice President of Government Affairs at Kia Motors Corporation. “Hyundai and Kia

are proud to be integral parts of the U.S. auto industry and to reaffirm their commitment to the American


For more information on Hyundai’s commitment and investment in the United States visit

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About Hyundai Motor Group
Hyundai Motor Group is a global corporation that has created a value chain based on automobiles, steel, and

construction and includes logistics, finance, IT and service. With about 250,000 employees worldwide, the group’s

automobile brands include Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. Armed with creative thinking, cooperative

communication and the will to take on all challenges, we are working to create a better future for all.

For more information on Hyundai Motor Group, please see:


Jin Cha
Global PR Team / Hyundai Motor

+82 2 3464 2128

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