The company announced Monday it will expand to 24-hour shifts to keep up with increased demand. It's great news for a local economy hit hard recently by job losses. Union president David Boone says the workers will start at $13/hour. Plant manager Alex Perry says he's expecting as many as 600 applicants. Interviews have already started. Now to apply you have to visit Cooper Tire's online site at www.coopertire.com. No paper applications are accepted.