Career Fair Connects Scott County Employers with 200+ Job Seekers

More than 30 employers from Scott County and surrounding areas participated in the second annual Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair at the Mid-America Science Park on May 18. The event drew more than 200 job seekers from the area. Employers included manufacturers, health care providers, staffing agencies and more, and all were actively recruiting for open positions.

IMG_5348“The success of the career fair is a sign that the economy is thriving,” said Scottsburg Mayor Bill Graham. “There are many job opportunities with local employers, and we have some of the best manufacturers in the world.”

Selena Dickerson, a member of the career fair steering committee and regional human resources manager at Multi-Color Corporation, participated in the event to recruit for manufacturing positions. “We had several inquiries and talked to a number of skilled candidates,” she shared. “ There’s a lot of opportunity in Scott County for people who want to work locally and earn a good living.”

Austin Tri-Hawk was at the career fair recruiting for all manufacturing positions, as well as tool and die makers and robotics/PLC technicians. “We distributed several applications and received a lot of resumes,” said Safety Administrator Tina Rice. “Bringing employers together at the career fair gives job seekers an opportunity to talk to several hiring managers in a more casual, relaxed setting. There’s less pressure on the job seekers, and they can bring along friends and family for support.”

Samtec, recently named a Top 15 U.S. Employer in manufacturing and production by Fortune Magazine, was a platinum sponsor of the Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair. “We participate because we want to get to know the community and better understand the local workforce,” said Craig Mull, plant manager for Samtec Scottsburg. “We had several great applicants come through. The format was great, and the Mid-America Science Park staff is always accommodating. The mentor program with the high school students was a big help in getting them prepared to meet with employers. We look forward to being a part of the career fair every year.”

For more on the Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair, please visit www.nowhiringscottcounty.com. Employers are encouraged to share open positions and hiring announcements throughout the year on the Now Hiring – Scott County Facebook page.

Good Things are Happening in Scott County!

Good things are happening in Scott County! That was the message at the Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) Annual Meeting, held at the Mid-America Science Park in October. Approximately 100 guests heard from community leaders who shared exciting news about accomplishments, improvements and opportunities. Speakers included:

• Selena Dickerson, Regional HR Director, Multi-Color Corporation
• Mike Murry, Vice President, Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive
• Mike Everett, CEO, Scott Memorial Hospital
• Bob Anderson, Superintendent, Scott County School District 1
• Dr. Mark Slaton, Superintendent, Scott County School District 2
• Beth Pattison, Adult Regional Coordinator, Adult Basic Education
• Syd Whitlock, Regional President, Your Community Bank
• Robert Peacock, Executive Director, SCEDC

Syd Whitlock, Regional President, Your Community Bank and Robert Peacock, Executive Director, SCEDC.

Syd Whitlock, Regional President, Your Community Bank and Robert Peacock, Executive Director, SCEDC.

Key highlights from the event included:

Multi-Color Corporation will be celebrating its 100-year anniversary next year. The Scottsburg location is the largest profit center of the company’s 43 locations.
Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive is the #1 metal stamping facility for Subaru. Their $56 million expansion will add 100+ jobs and $2.3 million in expected payroll.
Scott Memorial Health is growing, contributing $150,000 annually to the local tax base. Since 2013, the hospital has invested more than $2 million in capital improvements.
SCSD1 will have 15 students graduating in 2015 with both an associate’s degree and a high school diploma thanks to a partnership with Ivy Tech. The District also had a student accepted into the School of Pharmacy at Bellarmine University, the youngest person ever admitted.
SCSD2 is also focused on educating students to be the best they can be via a digital teaching and learning environment. The District is offering 109 dual credit hours in 2015, saving students and their families $2,443,481 in higher education expenses.
• Funding for Region 10 Adult Basic Education has doubled to over $1 million since the SCEDC started serving as the fiscal agent. Since 2011, 80 adults in Scott County have earned a high school equivalency diploma and nine adults have passed Accuplacer to enter Ivy Tech Community College.
Your Community Bank is hearing great news from many of its customers who are having their best years. Commercial and small business lending is up 54%, with the number of loans increasing by 21%. Growth includes new projects, expansions/renovations and acquisitions.

To view the SCEDC Annual Meeting presentation and video, please click here.

SCEDC Annual Meeting – Good Things Are Happening in Scott County!

Thank you to everyone who attended the SCEDC Annual Meeting! We had a wonderful evening and heard from an excellent panel of speakers about the many good things that are happening in Scott County. The following community leaders participated in the program, and their presentations can be found below:

View the presentation here:

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We also shared a video highlighting economic and workforce development success in Scott County:

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The SCEDC team is dedicated to assisting businesses, educators and other community partners throughout Scott County. Contact us learn more about the good things happening in Scott County!

 

Mayor Bill Graham recently hosted the Now Hiring Scott County College & Career Fair at the Mid-America Science Park. Nearly 50 employers participated to recruit for jobs that span a wide array of industries. Several Scott County residents attended and submitted resumes and applications for employment.

Schools and colleges were also available to discuss educational opportunities with local students. For those in need of career advice, experts offered seminars on interview skills, how to make the most of the career fair and tips for creating an impressive resume.

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Multi-Color Corporation plans to hire at least 30 positions in Scott County.

Platinum sponsors of the Now Hiring Scott County College & Career Fair included Multi-Color Corporation, Samtec and Morgan Foods.

According to Multi-Color Corporation’s regional human resources manager, Selena Dickerson, the company plans to hire at least 30 positions in Scott County. Those who missed the career fair can visit Multi-Color online and join their Talent Network to enhance their job search and application process.

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Craig Mull, plant manager for Samtec, is recruiting for full-time, third shift positions. “We are extremely excited about the applicants we’ve met today. The commitment from the community has been very positive and welcoming.” Job seekers are invited to apply to Samtec by visiting the Careers page on www.samtec.com.

Morgan Foods met with several job seekers to help ramp up for the company’s busy season in the fall. The company is recruiting for production, office, lab and support staff. Interested job seekers can drop their resumes off at the company’s security office.

In addition, Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive is hiring for all production shifts in preparation for their upcoming expansion. Tokusen has several positions open in operations and maintenance and invites applicants to stop by the main office to submit an application. APM is taking applications for floor operators and assembly workers.

Heidi Morris, corporate HR manager for ILPEA, said they are looking for engineers, production staff and maintenance workers with electrical skills. One success she noted was filling one of their summer engineering co-ops after speaking with a qualified student at the career fair.

Ashley Dowd, a junior at Scottsburg High School, also attended the career fair to explore opportunities for a summer job. She’s a volunteer firefighter now and is interested in paramedic and emergency medical training. “I spoke with Ivy Tech and learned more about their programs and application process,” she said.

There were also numerous volunteers onsite throughout the day to ensure that the event ran smoothly.

“We heard a lot of great feedback from employers and education providers about the quality of Scott County’s workforce,” said Mayor Bill Graham. “It was exciting to bring together almost 50 employers with a focus on hiring. The event was certainly proof that our local economy is strong, and there are numerous job opportunities available now.”

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