Korean Community Grows as Hyundai Plants Develop In Montgomery
With Hyundai adding nearly 900 jobs at its plant in
Yun’s family is one of about 73 Korean families Charbonneau supports. “You will be amazed at how fast his English will progress [in pre-school],” Charbonneau said to Yun explaining
“I help them get their utilities turned on, their water in their name, their electricity. Are they Dixie Electric [or] are they Alabama Power? Those are just little things that if English is your second language, they can be big hurdles,” Charbonneau said.
While Charbonneau says she is there for every question or concern, it’s the developing Korean community and local businesses that truly support immigrants.
“I speak English no good, they can’t understand,” Choi said. “I try, [but] they don’t understand. But this
Another business Koreans connect with is the Seoul Market, a Korean grocery store. Young Pabino started working at the store when it opened about eight years ago. Pabino moved from
“We needed Hyundai to stay here,” Pabino said.
Hyundai's third shift will start in September. To Learn About Job Openings At Hyundai, visit the Alabama Industrial Development Training website: