Recruiting event draws 40 applicants

Charles Warner Editor

October 9, 2013

UNION COUNTY — Some of those who participated in Tuesday’s recruiting event at the SCWorks Union office could soon find themselves working for an automotive parts manufacturer.

Wade’s Employment Agency held the recruiting event on behalf of the Gestamp Automocion South Carolina LLC manufacturing facility in Bonham. The agency is looking to fill the following positions at Gestamp:

• Assembly PED Operators

• Assembly Operators

• Press Operators

• Shipping/Receiving

• Forklift Operators

The positions start at $10 an hour and those who are hired initially work for Wade’s but have the opportunity to be hired directly by Gestamp after 90 days.

Janice Maness, Onsite HR at Gestamp for Wade’s, said that approximately 40 people applied during the recruiting event and she believes some of them will be scheduled for interviews with Gestamp.

“We’ll probably be able to set up some up for interviews with Gestamp for forklift drivers,” Maness said. “We’ll also probably be able to set up interviews for press and assembly operators.”

Maness also announced that SCWorks is in the process of arranging for Wade’s to hold a recruiting event for Gestamp in Spartanburg on Tuesday, Oct. 15. She said anyone interested in participating in the recruiting event in Spartanburg should contact Wade’s Employment Agency at 427-4515 or 427-1212.


On Thursday, the SCWorks Union office will host a free interview workshop presented by its former SCWorks bubiness service consultant Katherine Pendegrass.

The workshop, which will be held at 10 a.m., will focus on being prepared for a job interview. The subjects covered will include:

• Evaluating your qualifications

• Learn how to tell your story

• Making the right choice

• Practice makes perfects

• Know the dos and don’ts

• Learn how to respond to questions

Pendergrass said the goal of the workshop is to help people develop and/or improve the skills they need to land a job. She said she plans to conduct more workshops in the future, including some for business owners.


The SCWorks Union office will also host another recruiting event on Friday from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.

Friday’s recruiting event will be sponsored by Staffmark which is hiring on behalf of the Belk Distribution Center in Jonesville. Staffmark will be hiring seasonal and temp to hire after 90 days employees for the center’s first and second shifts. The company is hiring pullers, sorters, inspectors, quality control personnel, packers, scanners, and transporters.

The entry level salary for each position will be at least $9 an hour.

Persons interested in the positions being filled by Staffmark should come to the recruiting event prepared for a brief interview. If hired, they will have to go through the standard background check and drug testing.

Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at cwarner@civitasmedia.com.