An off-site jobs fair will be held soon for those interested in employment with the new Corvac Composites plant in Greenfield, the company announced Thursday.
Calling it “phase one” of the hiring process, the company said details of the jobs fair will be available within the next few weeks.When it happens, job seekers can complete applications and drop off resumes, officials said.
In a press release, Corvac said that recruiting and interviews will be held on-site later at Corvac during December and January, with new hires projected to begin working in February 2016 and production beginning the following month.
“Corvac’s aim is to inspire personal and professional growth in their employees,” the company statement said. “If you would like to experience an atmosphere of entrepreneurial spirit in a setting where your thoughts and actions make a difference, we encourage you to attend the job fair.”
The jobs fair will be conducted in partnership with Tara Campbell, director of Ohio Means Jobs of Highland County.
Corvac is making its mark on the former RR Donnelley building, Greenfield’s city manager said at Wednesday’s village council meeting.
Ron Coffey said he visited the North Washington Street facility on Nov. 10 and all of the previous owner’s equipment has been removed from the plant. Also, four “large silos” are on site and cement footers have been poured to support those silos, Coffey said. The silos will hold the plastic pellets used in Corvac’s “extrusion process.” And, he said, areas around the plant where equipment will be placed are being marked.
“I’m told Corvac hopes to be in production early next year, although they will probably ramp up slowly, hiring 20-25 people periodically,” Coffey said. “The full 200 jobs promised probably won’t happen right away, but just adding jobs will be a huge blessing for our community.”
Highland County Commissioner Shane Wilkin said last week that Corvac has talked about 175 full-time positions over the next three years being “very attainable,” and that the auto industry supplier plans to ship product in the first quarter of 2016.
In other business from the council meeting, the Eagles Christmas Parade is set for Dec. 5 with line-up at the Research parking lot off Eighth Street to begin at 3:30 p.m. with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is Rockin’ Little Christmas.
Also on Dec. 5, Coffey reported, Spark Creative Artspace is holding an Open Studio event and a free Children’s Christmas Decorations Craft Workshop. Spark is located at 251 Jefferson St. For more information go to sparkcreativeartspace.org.
The possibility of an annual Edward Lee McClain Day is being considered, according to Coffey, who said he has discussed dates and a possible proclamation on the matter with council chair Betty Jackman.
The proposal came from McClain graduate Larry Roosa, who now lives in Tennessee, Coffey said.
The Greenfield Village Council meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the City Building.
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