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Manpower hosts hiring event for Hino Motors

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Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 6:46 PM EST
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With current unemployment rates, it’s not easy finding workers right now. However, Manpower says they had a great turnout Thursday, recruiting assembly line workers for Hino Motors.

From 10-6 p.m. applicants went to Manpower’s office on Emerson Avenue, and had interviews hoping to be placed at Hino in the coming days.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, pass a background check and drug screen, be able to lift 50 pounds, be able to stand for extended periods of time and pass a color blindness test. Applicants must also be able to work in a fast paced environment, be able to work with a team and work overtime and weekends.

Organizers say they saw applicants of all walks of life, seeking jobs for many different reasons, including one man who is out of work because of the government shut down. He is contracted to work as a protective services officer at a federal building. Because of the government shutdown his building is closed until they make a decision. “I can't really afford to be off with no pay so I need to seek employment somewhere else.” The job seeker explains.

Despite it being a hard time to find workers, Manpower says the event was a success. They will hire 25 workers immediately, but say if this opportunity wasn't right for someone, they may have other opportunities that might fit their skills.

Manpower President Diane Strong-Treister says, “We have had just a wealth of individuals come in today great talent, the applicants look sharp, so that's great. We're hiring a lot of new people for the Williamstown plant, and then we will be sending them on to in the future down to Mineral Wells."

If you weren’t able to attend the hiring event Thursday, you can still register and apply at manpower.com

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