Trucking company to host Gary job fairs

2013-10-11T06:00:00Z 2013-10-14T17:39:10Z Trucking company to host Gary job fairsTimes Staff
October 11, 2013 6:00 am  • 

GARY | The city of Gary has teamed with Schneider National, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, in a series of upcoming job fairs.

As part of the city’s New Day, New Jobs Initiative, Schneider will host three job fairs before the end of the year at the Gary office of WorkOne, 3522 Village Circle, located in the Village Shopping Center.

“Our efforts to reduce unemployment are ongoing,” said Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “We know that when people are gainfully employed, it has a direct impact on our economic growth, reduction in crime and overall quality of life.”

Schneider is looking primarily to hire truck drivers and mechanics in the Gary area.

“Our greatest need is for experienced over-the-road and tanker truck drivers and those who have just graduated from truck driving school” said Rob Reich, vice president at Schneider National. “These are good paying jobs that come with benefits. Currently, we are offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for over-the-road drivers.”

Job fairs will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

Applicants are asked to wear interview attire and bring a resume. Proof of CDL certification is required for those interested in the truck driver positions.

For more information, call Darrell Comer at (219) 944-4317 or Cynthia Pruitt at (219) 881-1302.

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