A local staffing and recruiting firm is looking to fill hundreds of jobs at an upcoming hiring event.
WSI Workforce Strategies Inc. will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at its office at 1960 28th St. SE in Grand Rapids.
WSI has hundreds of openings in manufacturing, quality inspection, facility services and more. Jobs are available for people with all types of experience, education and skill levels.
“We’re in the business of putting our skilled community to work, and that’s exactly what we hope to accomplish with this job fair,” said Ana Post, branch manager for WSI Grand Rapids.
The open positions offer a range of incentives, depending on the job, such as competitive benefits, vacation time and the ability to be hired in with good attendance. Pay rates for these positions range from $12 to $18 per hour.
The firm also is conducting two programs through which job seekers can earn money by referring others to work for WSI. Those doing the referring have the chance to win $200 per referral, plus a chance to win a month of free rent, up to $1,000.
Due to COVID-19, all applicants will have their temperature taken with a temporal scanner prior to entering the building for the job fair. Face masks are required inside. If attendees don’t have a mask, WSI will provide one. Interior areas will be marked with 6-foot distances, and there will be hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.
WSI is anticipating a large turnout for the job fair. To help expedite the process, job seekers are asked to bring two forms of identification and be prepared to pass a drug screening.
Those interested in more information can call the WSI Grand Rapids office at (616) 957-8199.
Headquartered in Kalamazoo, WSI has offices in Battle Creek, Grand Rapids and Sturgis; central Ohio; and northern Indiana.
WSI works with various companies in industries including food manufacturing, light industrial, aerospace, facility services and more.