TB Penick & Sons
When Penick & Sons, Inc. won the bid to build JBLM’s new wastewater treatment plant, they needed help recruiting candidates to fill 60 positions in less than two weeks
WorkForce Central’s Business Services Team when to work organizing a single-day recruitment and hiring fair. From securing the venue to marketing the event, the Team handled the logistics and extended Penick’s hiring capacities.
The recruitment efforts placed 34 job candidates in high-skilled, well-paid construction positions, averaging $24 to $51 per hour. Impressed by the result, Penick’s recruitment manager referred several subcontractors to WorkForce Central’s Business Services as well.
General Plastics Manufacturing Company
The General Plastics Manufacturing Company needed to grow their team to meet new demands from an increasing number of government and defense contracts.
General Plastics turned to the WorkForce Central’s Business Services Team for help. Over the course of six weeks, the Team organized and hosted eight hiring sessions, offering an overview of the company and positions available. Interested candidates could apply on-site and take a series of pre-employment tests, proctored by the Business Services Team. The Team even hosted an event at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to draw from the strong veteran population in the Pacific Northwest.
More than 260 applicants were screened for qualifications including math and reading skills, of whom 83 met the company’s rigorous standards. After further evaluation and interviews, 18 were hired to join the General Plastics team.
“The Business Connection has proven to be a valuable resource and a critical partner in sourcing, recruiting and selecting high-quality employees,” said Eric Hahn, Vice President of Organizational Development at General Plastics.