General Extrusions Partners with MVMC to Hire 12

BOARDMAN, Ohio – General Extrusions has partnered with Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition to hire up to 12 new production workers.

General Extrusions, based in Boardman, is a three-shift operation with openings in extruding, fabricating and shipping. Its aluminum extrusions end up in products for automotive, transportation, appliances, machinery, office furniture, electronics and medical equipment, among other industries.

“We’ve seen a surge in new business and are in a position to bring on several new employees who are willing to learn, work hard and grow with us,” says Donna Cavalier, General Extrusions human resources and safety training coordinator. “No experience is necessary for those who come through WorkAdvance, which will prepare candidates for the type of work we do.”

Hourly wages start at $12.28 and increase to $14.49 after 60 days. The company also pays shift differential and offers substantial health insurance, life insurance and retirement plan benefits.

WorkAdvance, administered by MVMC and funded primarily through the federal Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant, manages and covers the costs of recruiting, training and retaining candidates – even those with no manufacturing experience – taking that burden off the employers themselves.

WorkAdvance targets underemployed individuals who are looking to make a career switch, but who may lack the specific training and skills for an advanced manufacturing environment. It prepares these individuals through a paid, five-week training program tailored to General Extrusions’ specific job requirements and provides a network of support and job coaching after being hired.

Interested candidates can register for an information session about the job openings HERE.

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