Northern Businesses Hold Career Fairs to Fill Job Vacancies Amid staff shortages | News

Spartanburg, SC (FOX Caroline) – If you are looking for a job, several companies in the upstate are looking to fill vacancies after suffering significant staff shortages.

Three job fairs are taking place in the upstate this month.

Cooper Standard in Spartanburg is hiring automotive manufacturing associates. The starting salary is $ 18.34 an hour with benefits including paid vacations and holidays, an in-house medical clinic, and tuition assistance. The company is holding its hiring event on January 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at SC Works in Spartanburg.

Also in Spartanburg, Michelin is looking to fill manufacturing positions. Entry level positions start at $ 19.84 per hour with a potential sign bonus of $ 1,500 in dollars. Some of the perks include an on-site health clinic and gym, first-day medical insurance, and paid vacations and holidays. The career fair will take place on January 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Spartanburg Community College.

In Greenville, Recruiting Solutions hires 500 employees to package and label medical samples. The salary is $ 15 an hour and no experience is required. The company offers comprehensive medical services. You can have an interview on site and be placed immediately. Recruiting Solutions is organizing its job fair from January 5 to 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The company is located at 124, boulevard Verdae

We spoke to an economist from the Department of Employment and Manpower who told us that several industries are still struggling with staff shortages, but the ball is in the workers’ court.

“Workers really have more bargaining power right now. On our website alone, there are over 100,000 jobs people can search for, which means people looking for work may be able to demand things that they previously couldn’t. Flexibility in schedules is something that many individuals seek and that businesses may or may not be able to accommodate. So wages, flexible hours, benefits, all of those things are things that are going to be competing for the worker rather than the job, “Erica Von Nessen, research economist at the Department of Employment and Labor. Workforce.

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