Mohawk holds job fair to fill 100 openings
There's no lack of experience when it comes to carpet workers in North Georgia.
Unfortunately the economy has forced a number of lay offs over the past few years, but many of those veterans of the business were on hand during Wednesday's job fair as Mohawk looks for exactly what they have.
"Normal jobs all in the local area. We need the people," said Mohawk's Kristen Roberts.
Mohawk is looking to fill 100 full time jobs with benefits and possible overtime.
"There's so many people looking and it's hard to find one right now," said William Frady.
Wednesday's job fair was great news for Frady who he has four decades of carpet industry experience but has been laid off for three months.
"I'm tired of being home and I prefer working," said Frady.
Roberts says they're looking to fill several types of jobs from lift truck operators, heat setters and a new shift of twisters. They saw more than 100 applicants on Wednesday, and there's been no lack of experience.
"That's great we know they have the experience, and there's not a lot of training, and we're getting great candidates," said Roberts.
Robert's prefers the one on one interaction with the candidates that the Georgia Department of Labor offers.
Applicants like Edwin Bichardo can share personal stories. The one time carpet worker turned truck driver and now out of work wants a Mohawk job for more than just a pay check. He's tired of working on the road.
Bichardo said, "You see a position open in town and you can spend time with your family, that's good news. I want to thank Mohawk for doing this we need it."
If you missed the job fair you can always apply online at http://mohawkcareers.com/