Geneva Steel has rehired all workers it laid off in mid-February and is hiring an additional 35 workers.

James T. Young, director of corporate communications, said the move does not necessarily indicate that the steel market has improved but "that we are changing our product mix from hot band to plate products. Plate production is much more labor intensive than sheet business."Applications for the 35 new positions will be accepted Monday, April 1 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Human Resource building at Geneva Steel.

Geneva laid off 98 workers at the beginning of February, citing a "disasterous" steel market. It rehired 37 of those workers about two weeks ago. Geneva employs 2,800 people.