GDOL To Help Roper Recruit Workers For Walker County Plant In LaFaytette

Friday, July 11, 2014
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will hold a job expo in Summerville next week to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill about 90 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

The recruitment will be held Friday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Civic Center, 44 Highway 48 in Summerville. The company, which manufactures kitchen stoves and microwaves, will be recruiting full-time workers to fill temporary and permanent positions.

The company is recruiting workers for production, supervisory and other skilled positions to assemble kitchen ranges on eight-hour shifts Monday through Friday.
The hours will be set by the employer. Temporary positions will begin at $10.75 per hour, with permanent positions beginning at $12.30 per hour.

Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old. A high school diploma or a General Education Diploma (GED) is required. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The company will conduct a background check and a drug-screening test.

For more information about the recruitment, contact the LaFayette Career Center at 706 638-5525.

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