Staffing firm hosting mass hiring event for National Interview Day

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Courtesy Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals will host its third annual mass interviewing event Thursday, National Interview Day.

National Interview Day was first created by the staffing company and celebrated in 2018 as a new way to recruit and educate job seekers in a tight labor market. With temporary business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic starting in March, Express is stepping up, now more than ever, to employ community members.

Across the country, 800-plus Express offices will be hosting events to interview and place as many job seekers as possible. They plan to interview over 10,000 job seekers Thursday and place thousands into new positions.

The Express Pros of Grand Rapids office, one of the leading Express offices in the country, is partnering with over 80 local employers who are recruiting for over 325 positions for National Interview Day, and the goal is to interview as many job seekers as possible.

“Hiring is ramping up across the country, and here locally, and we are doing everything we can to help rebuild the workforce,” said Janis Petrini, Grand Rapids Express Pros owner. “We are excited to safely interview interested job seekers this National Interview Day in what has become the employment event of the year.

All positions are for long-term, permanent jobs at local companies. Hourly pay rates are from $13-$25 per hour, and salaried openings vary based on experience.

Those who are looking for a new job just need to sign up for a phone interview, and Express will call them at their selected time slot.

Everyone who registers will have a chance to speak with a recruiter. Hiring positions in light industrial, skilled trades, administrative and professional positions include:

  • Machine operators
  • Warehouse workers
  • General laborers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Welders
  • Machinists
  • Customer service representatives
  • Administrative assistants
  • Accounting positions
  • Human resources positions
  • Manufacturing supervisors and management

Potential candidates can see available job openings and register for a phone interview online.

Those interested who aren’t available Thursday can call (616) 281-0611 for an immediate phone interview or submit an application online at expresspros.com/grandrapidsmi.

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