HOBART | A food manufacturing plant will be opening soon and bring with it nearly 120 jobs.
Staff Source, a staffing and recruitment firm based in Hammond, will be accepting resumes for the plant during an open house from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 23 at the Hobart Community Center, 705 E. 4th St.*
Staff Source President Dan Kesic said the plan is to hire 22 employees to start in positions that include packers, batch makers and forklift and machine operators.
Elida Sanchez, Staff Source Executive Employment Coordinator, said food manufacturing experience is a plus, but not required.
The plant’s goal is to have three shifts in operation staffed with more than 100 employees.
"It’s going to be a great operation,” Kesic said. “It’s just going to take a little bit of time. It’s going to take that first launch to get that production going and put in the second and third shifts. The goal for this company is that they’re staying for the long haul and hopefully there’s going to be people retiring from the facility."
Kesic said his client, which has not yet been disclosed, plans to open the first week of June in an area "close to the where Costco and Menards are."
* Editors Note: This story was corrected from an earlier version. The address of the job fair was incorrect.