Drive-thru Job Fair hopes to fill 200 jobs around Martinsville area

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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – Hire Dynamics, a temporary job placement service has been holding a job fair every other week due to the high demand for jobs in the Martinsville area. T

his surge of job openings comes from the impact of COVID-19 and the change that has made to people’s lives. Jobs currently available involve clerical, order fulfillment, picking and packaging, as well as sewing positions.

“We have over 200 jobs, on first, second, and third shift. Different pay rates, different kinds of incentives and we can talk about that a little later, but the reason for the spike of all the jobs is everything changed. COVID, the pandemic has changed how people are living, with that they are not going to stores, they’re ordering online.”

Sharon Chirichella – Branch Manager / Hire Dynamics

All Hire Dynamics locations are practicing social distancing techniques, just like their clients seeking to fill those positions.

“We are practicing the six feet distancing. We are providing face-masks to people that come in. We are asking those important questions and also doing a temperature check.”

Sharon Chirichella – Branch Manager / Hire Dynamics

“[As] soon as I stepped in the door, they took my temperature and provided a mask. They also have the tape on the floor to show you where to stand, and the desks are far apart.”

Brittany Easley – Job Fair Applicant

All hours and shifts are open for both weekdays and weekends. Starting pay begins at $9.50 an hour, up to $12 an hour. Clients of Hire Dynamics are also offering incentives to new hires.

“If you work your scheduled week, you’ll get a $50 dollar gift card, and then if you work overtime you’re going to be paid double-time.”

Sharon Chirichella – Branch Manager / Hire Dynamics

These all reside within a 30 mile commute time from Martinsville.

“They’re local to this area, within a 20 to 30 mile radius”

Sharon Chirichella – Branch Manager / Hire Dynamics

The goal is to get people placed in new jobs and out of unemployment during these economic tough times.

“The positions that we place may be temporary today, but, if we open the door it’s up to them to show and prove their skill-sets. They nine times out of 10 hire them because they’re a great employee, and so that’s what we want. That’s a win-win… actually its a win-win-win, it’s a win for the client, it’s a win for our talent, and it’s a win for us… and that’s what we want.”

Sharon Chirichella – Branch Manager / Hire Dynamics

To learn more information on Hire Dynamics or to fill out an application, click here.

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