Alcoa will hire 80 new employees over the next three months to meet growing customer demand.|
That's a positive step for the Riverdale aluminum-manufacturing company, which, in early 2009, laid off more than 100 employees because of tough economic times.
Alcoa spokesman John Riches said the company is back on track and ready to expand its workforce.
"We've continued to see business increase, so we need to hire additional folks to meet the demands of our customers."
After rehiring the laid-off employees last September, the company hired 100 more employees. The 80 new employees are expected to be hired and begin work now through August, he said.
They're looking forproduction employees and maintenance employees, such as mechanics and electricians.
Mr. Riches said the 80 new employees will allow the company to fill customer orders quickly. "If we're not staffed to meet (customer) needs, they'll place their orders somewhere else."
Employee pre-screenings will be done by Sedona Staffing. Alcoa is seeking employees who have graduated from high school or completed a GED and have some experience in manufacturing, preferably with metals.
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