Various positions available in first, second shifts

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Individuals wishing to apply for one of the 100 jobs a food packaging company is bringing to Wilmington should contact Staffmark, a local staffing company, a spokesperson said Friday.


As reported earlier this week, California-based L&L Foods Holdings LLC, a food distributor and packager, is opening a facility on Progress Way. The company will hire 100 positions, which include jobs as supervisors, packers, machinery operators, fork lift drivers and maintenance mechanics.


L&L’s staffing model is long-term temporary, said Patty Cochran, Staffmark’s business development manager.


“There is a long-term commitment — it’s a very consistent job,” Cochran said. “They are looking for people are who committed and can grow with the company.”


First and second shifts are currently available, and a third shift may be added in the future, she said. The majority of the positions pay $9 to $11 per hour, with the supervisors and maintenance mechanics pay scale at higher levels, she added.


To apply, interested individuals should fill out an application online at staffmark.com, then follow up with a phone call to schedule an interview. Qualified candidates will have a solid employment history and good attendance, Cochran said.


Additionally, a job fair will be held Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Staffmark’s Wilmington office, 90 Fairway Drive.


L&L Foods will open April 28, the company spokesperson said.


The company brings in bulk food supplies such as croutons, dressings, nuts and raisins and divides them into smaller packages. The facility will be located outside the Wilmington Air Park on Progress Way in a 103,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Fort Dodge Medical Supply and, before that, Pfizer.


L&L Holdings will be able to use some of the building’s existing infrastructure, also investing $3.1 million to renovate the space.


On Monday, a state board approved a 50 percent tax credit for the company for a duration of six years in exchange for the commitment of the new jobs — expected to bring a payroll of $2.4 million annually. Members of the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, which reviews the economic development proposals brought to the board by JobsOhio and its regional partners, voted in support of the credit unanimously.


The company has an existing facility in Anaheim, Calif. The Wilmington space will be its second facility.


“As much as we’ve been welcomed here, we’re looking forward to working with everyone in Wilmington,” the spokesperson said.


Contact Staffmark for more information at 937-383-0111.


Andrea Chaffin can be reached at 937-382-2574 or on Twitter @AndeeWrites.

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