The event will be located at Whyte’s new facility at 6800 Baseline Road in Wallaceburg, Ontario.
“Our two-day job fair will start on a holiday to allow people that are busy during regular week to have the opportunity to apply,’’ said Karine Leclerc, HR Director at Whyte’s Foods Inc.
Whyte’s Foods, famous for Strub’s pickles and lineup of quality products, has been in operation under the same ownership for more than 43 years and is now opening a new manufacturing facility. Whyte’s will be hiring in two phases as they prepare to ramp up production for their 12-months, year-round food processing facility. Phase one will be to hire for positions staring in June and July and phase two will be looking at employment in the fall for the full launch of operations.
“We welcome anyone looking to apply for positions for either phase to attend the job fair and come out to meet our hiring team,” said Karine Leclerc. “Make sure you bring your resume as there will be potential interviews on-site.”
There are wide range of permanent year-long positions available, including:
- Forklift operator
- General labour
- Machine operator
- Industrial cook
- Administrative office
This job fair is part of the commitment Whyte’s made to the area last August when they announced their $16.5 million investment in to the Wallaceburg facility. Nearly 100 new jobs will be created, including a few specialized Jobs.
“We have been meeting with Whyte’s on a regular basis and are excited that they are right on track to get phase one rolling,” said Kim Cooper, Economic Development Officer with Chatham-Kent Economic Development. “Whyte’s is a quality company with a great tradition of strong corporate values and caring for their employees. Their launch in Wallaceburg is an excellent opportunity for the community.”
For more information about Whyte’s, visit their website at www.whytes.ca.
The Whyte’s job fair is scheduled to run on Monday, May 20 and Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
- Whyte’s presently purchases around 6 000 tons (mostly in Quebec 90%) of fresh cucumbers and around 1 200 tons of fresh peppers (Mostly Ontario 80%) in Canada.
- New business will bring an additional volume of approximately 7 000 tons of fresh cucumbers (90% Ontario) and approximately 500 tons (95% Ontario) of fresh peppers from Canadian growers.
- Whyte’s has successful product distribution across Canada, at both retail and foodservice levels. Well-known brands include Strub’s, Whyte’s, Mrs. Whyte’s and Coronation.
- Learn more about Chatham-Kent Economic Development on our website: https://www.chatham-kent.ca/business/economic-development
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