Topeka employers are on the lookout

TOPEKA (KSNT) – Many people are searching for jobs, but we’ve learned lots of employers are desperate for workers.

“We are needing 60 production workers here at the Topeka plant over the next month,” Whitney Watson, GOODYEAR Communications Manager.

Goodyear is just one, of many, that impacts the job market here in Topeka offering 1,600 jobs. Just last year the state private-sector jobs were at the highest rate since 2007, bringing in 20,000 more workers.

“When you look at our existing businesses in our market we know, and this is pretty much nationwide, 70-80% of all new jobs come from existing businesses,” Scott Smathers, VP of Economic Development.

GOODYEAR offers wages and benefits of over a $150 million a year which is quite an impact on the local economy. When reviewing applicants, the main issue businesses run into is background checks and the ability to pass a drug test. Other than that, “We are always looking for people who are hard workers, who are willing to learn and who want to work for a good solid American company,” says Watson.

“City officials say as the economic development continues to grow, they will focus on recruitment and entrepreneurship. But will also focus on expanding the businesses already here in Topeka.

For more information on GOODYEAR CLICK HERE.

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