Ellwood Aluminum Engages MVMC for Help in Hiring

HUBBARD, Ohio – Ellwood Aluminum is the first Trumbull County manufacturer to use the WorkAdvance program for its hiring needs.

The company will fill up to 15 aluminum casting operator positions at $16 per hour.

WorkAdvance manages and covers the costs of recruiting, training and retaining candidates – even those with no manufacturing experience – taking that burden off the employers themselves.

The program is administered by Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and funded primarily through the federal Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant.

WorkAdvance targets underemployed people who are looking to make a career switch, but who may lack the specific training and skills for today’s advanced manufacturing environment. It provides a paid, five-week training program tailored to Ellwood Aluminum’s specific job requirements and provides a network of support and job coaching after being hired.

More information about the job openings and registration for an information sessions is available at WorkAdvanceOHPenn.org.

Ellwood Aluminum, in Hubbard, serves customers in the aerospace, defense, transportation, construction and other industries with large-diameter aluminum ingots and billets.

Employees work 10- to 12-hour shifts on a rotating schedule with weekend overtime, as needed. Compensation includes health benefits, holidays, vacation, wellness program and profit sharing.

“We’ve got a lot to offer to the right candidates, including a clean, safe work environment and plenty of opportunity for additional training and advancement,” said Hank Stull, HR manager for Elwood Aluminum, in a statement. 

Formed to help regional manufacturers prosper, MVMC provides opportunities for individuals and families in the Mahoning Valley to earn livable wages and advance up a career pathway. 

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