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BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Toyota officials say they'll begin hiring later this year in Blue Springs, Miss., and details about the process will be announced in a few weeks.

Ray Tanguay, president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada and executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, says the workers won't need any special skills.

He says the company wants flexible team workers who can identify problems and offer solutions.

Officials estimate that about 100,000 people will apply for the 2,000 jobs expected at the plant.

Toyota announced last week that it will complete construction of the factory and start producing Corolla sedans by the end of next year.

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