Hope for the future

Published 7:27 am Friday, November 17, 2017

Earlier this week, hundreds of people lined up at a job fair at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce for a chance at the 40 positions to be filled at new HarbisonWalker International plant opening at The Point industrial park next year.

The facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-2018, and officials for the company said they are looking to fill positions such as manufacturing technicians, production technicians, quality technicians and shipping and receiving clerks, with some requiring experience in manufacturing, while other will be entry level for those with a high school diploma.

The high interest for the event shows the need for high-paying jobs in our region and Bill Dingus, executive director of the Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation, who oversees The Point said the mission of the industrial park is to “create jobs that pay a living wage.”

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The job fair included all the initial steps of the hiring process, from application to one-on-one interviews with each of the jobseekers who came over the four-hour period.

HWI officials said they will visit again for more hiring events in the coming months and encouraged those interested in the positions to visit their website.

The HWI jobs are needed in this area and it is a proven success for The Point that they are coming.

We congratulate the LEDC in successfully bringing  HWI to our region for this facility and thank the Chamber for hosting the event to make sure that everyone qualified gets a chance to be considered for the positions.