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AriensCo gets creative to hire over 200 jobs | WFRV Local 5

BRILLION, Wis. (WFRV) – “Now Hiring” signs are easy to find in northeast Wisconsin. Now a company is trying to stand out and trying to cut through the noise of all those job postings.

From now until noon on Saturday, April 2, AriensCo is hosting a 24-hour job fair.

“I’ve been a teacher on and off for about 10 years and I’m just looking for something different,” said Elizabeth Kilinc, who came from Appleton to tour the factory.

Michael Jensen recently left Madison. He said he saw the ad online and was also looking for a new job.

Ariens is looking for people like Kilinc and Jensen to work at their Brillion factory. No experience is necessary. You will be fully trained on the job.

“They get an instant interview, a factory tour and hopefully get a taste of the culture and environment,” said Tony McNamara, hiring manager at Ariens.

Like so many other companies, Ariens is trying this unique approach to help fill the 200 job openings it currently has open.

The company knows how difficult the hiring process was.

“We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people who may be looking to pursue another career, but may not have the time due to their current role,” McNamara said.

In the meantime, the company is pulling out all the stops.

“We’ve increased our minimum wage to $22 an hour for the second shift, $20 for the first, and we’ve added more shifts,” McNamara added. “We’ve added a four-day-a-week option, four 10-hour shifts, and we still have 5-day-a-week shifts.”

McNamara hopes it will pay off to get more people through the door.

“I’m just excited to be working in a new place, something I’m not used to and I think now is the perfect time to do it,” Kilinc said.

No appointment is required, just show up. Part-time positions are also available.

JOB FAIR INFORMATION

24 hour event: Runs until noon on April 2

April 9: 9 a.m. to noon

To find the job fair, visit AriensCo – Plant 3, 1055 W. Ryan St., in Brillion.

You can learn more about available jobs and the company here.

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