Pennex Enlists MVMC Program to Hire, Train Under-Employed Workers

LEETONIA, Ohio — Pennex Aluminum Company of Leetonia is hiring 10-15 entry-level employees across multiple departments and has partnered with the Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition to help identify, train and support candidates. 

Positions start at $13.15 per hour plus shift differential. The new jobs include opportunities for advancement.
“We’re a growing company in the aluminum extrusion and precision engineered products business, and we’re looking to hire individuals who complement our core values of safety, integrity, respect and drive,” says Chuck Stout, president. 

Pennex has enlisted MVMC’s WorkAdvance program to help fill these positions. Funded primarily through the federal Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities) grant, WorkAdvance manages and covers the costs of recruiting, training and retaining candidates, taking that burden off the employers themselves.

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

Interested candidates should visit and register for a prerecorded or live information session to learn more about these openings.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.