By: Malinda Marsh
A two-day long ‘Informational Job Fair’ was held on May 17th & 18th, 2018 at the Central Carolina Community College (CCCC) campus in Siler City. The fair was held to introduce workers to the company and to let the community know which jobs will be available in the operational areas of the new facility.
With over 630 potential job seekers attending and learning about all of the career opportunities available within the company, the event was a great success. Several job seekers expressed their appreciation for holding the event, and many purposefully stopped to say thank you to the event’s facilitators and expressed a sense of hope for the future of their families.
Mountaire Farms is a privately-owned food processing company based in Delaware. It is currently in the final stages of building a new poultry processing plant in Siler City, North Carolina on the site that previously belonged to Townsend’s poultry processing plant. Once the facility is complete, Mountaire Farms is expected to create more than 1000 jobs.
The Human Resources Director and staff of Mountaire Farms worked in conjunction with the NCWorks Career Center of Chatham County, CCCC, the Triangle South Workforce Development Board, and Regional Partnership’s Business Services Representative to put together this event. The first job fair for Mountaire Farms was held on June 21st & 22nd, 2018 at the CCCC Siler City Campus. Jobseekers interested in applying for a position came dressed to impress and brought their resumes as interviews were conducted on the spot.