Firm looking to hire 200 for Amazon

Charles Warner Editor

October 25, 2013

UNION — A staffing firm looking to hire 200 people for an employer in Spartanburg County will hold a recruiting event in Union on Tuesday.

SCWorks Business Services Consultant Anthony Vitale announced Thursday that Staff Management/SMX Staffing will hold the recruiting event at the SCWorks Union office on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-noon. Vitale said the event is part of the company’s efforts to recruit 200 “warehouse associates” for the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Spartanburg. He said those hired will be able to earn up to $11.50 an hour.

The company is hiring for both full-time and part-time positions on all shifts.

While Staff Management/SMX Staffing will be conducting interviews Tuesday, Vitale said the company is requesting that those interested in the positions first apply online at apply.smjobs.com.

“Anyone who is interested should apply online first before attending the recruitment event,” Vitale said. “It will streamline the process.”

In order to be considered for the positions, applicants must:

• Be at least 18 years of age.

• Have a high school diploma or GED.

• Undergo drug testing/background check.

• Be able lift up to 49 pounds and stand for shift duration.

Applicants must bring with them two forms of identification and proof of education to the recruitment event.

Located at 103 W. Main St., the SCWorks office provides employers with space for job fairs and hiring events. Over the past several months a number of employers have made use of the facility including Quality Inn, the S.C. Department of Corrections, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, the Dollar General Distribution Center, VPS Convenience Stores, and Ellen Sagar Nursing Home, as well as staffing agencies representing local or area businesses. SCWorks also promotes these activites in the community and provided the companies and organizations with administrative services.

If you are in need of job search assistance or have an interest in upgrading your skills, please visit SC Works Union at 103 W. Main St., Union.

Kangaroo Express

Vitale also announced that Kangroo Express will hold a recruitment event at the SCWorks office in Gaffney on Monday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The company is looking to recruit 10-15 associates for part-time positions at The Pantry, Dairy Queen, Subway, and Kangroo Express stores in the Gaffney area.

As in the case of the recruitment event for the Amazon Fullfillment Center that will be held in Union, persons interested in being hired by Kanagroo Express should also apply first online. Applicants are directed to log on at www.kangarooexpress.com and complete the online assessment before attending Monday’s recruitment event.

The event will be held at the SCWorks Gaffney office at 133 Wilmac Road, Gaffney.

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