Roper job fair to hire 80 workers

Roper job fair to hire 80 workers

April 14th, 2015 by Staff Report in Business Around the Region

Chris Dodson works at the GE Roper plant in LaFayette, Ga., in 2012.

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

Roper Corp. is holding another job fair Saturday in LaFayette, Ga., to fill a number of full-time first and second shift production operator positions.

Dot Troyer, a human resource specialist for the cooking appliance manufacturer said the company needs to fill about 80 new positions brought on by increasing production volumes as well as more than 100 positions resulting from normal attrition over the past few months. Roper had a similar job fair last month during the week but scheduled to have a Saturday event this week to open up more applications from those wanting to work at Roper who are presently employed elsewhere.

The company will be taking applications at the Georgia Department of Labor office in LaFayette 200 West Villanow St. from 9 a.m. until noon. She said the Saturday job fair should be more convenient for job seekers who cannot attend a weekday event because they already have a job

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and will need to show proof of a high school diploma or GED when they apply. They will also need to show a valid driver's license or state-issued ID and a non-laminated Social Security Card.