UNION — A job services agency that represents more than a 100 employers in the Upstate has lots of work available for persons looking for a job.
Kelly Services held a job recruitment event at the SCWorks Union office Wednesday morning with the goal of hiring production operators.
Senior District Manager Kim Strickland said Thursday that a total of 26 people applied for the positions during the recruitment event.
“It was a great turnout,” Strickland said. “We were able to select and identify quite a few candidates out of the interviews yesterday.”
Strickland said the company is continuing to take applications, not only for the client it was representing at Wednesday’s event, but also for its other clients in the Upstate.
“We do have a lot of work available,” Strickland said. “We have a client in Union that we have a national contract with. We represent over 100 clients in the Upstate.”
Strickland said that anyone interested in applying to work for the client Kelly Services was representing at Wednesday’s event or any of its other clients should call the Greenville branch at 864-292-2888. She said the staff will then set up those who call with the next steps in the application process.
Applicants for the production operators positions Kelly Services was seeking to fill Wednesday will be required to:
• Follow good manufacturing practices to build high quality product in accordance with SOPs. There will be training in SOPs and gowning in SOPs to prevent contamination of product as well as personnel.
• Perform line clearance between batches.
• Cleaning the work area in accordance with SOPs.
• Operate pallet mules and walkies.
• Perform other manufacturing-related duties as directed by the supervisor.
Work hours will be 6 a.m.-6 p.m. or 6 p.m.-6 a.m. — two on, two off.
The positions pay $8.50 an hour.
Another job recruitment is being held today from 10 a.m.-noon.
Roper Staffing is sponsoring the event with the goal of hiring slitters and support operators. Both positions are temp to hire.
For the slitter position, applicants will be slitting big rolls of fabric and must be able to stand in the same position for long periods of time. While it is preferred that applicants have a high school diploma or GED, it is not required.
The support operator works rotating 8 hour shifts (Week One — 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; Week Two — 12-8 a.m.; Week Three — 4 p.m.-12 a.m.). While a high school diploma or GED is preferred, it is not required.
Six months of forklift is desired, but the employer is willing to train.
Applicants will slit rolls of fabric and batch small rolls together to make big rolls. They will be required to stand in the same position for long periods of time and drive a forklift.
Steel toe shoes are required.