Job growth in the region is being propelled by a host of companies old and new that are expanding and looking for new hires to help them grow.
Here are 5 area companies that have reached out to job seekers in recent weeks in an effort to fill their staffing needs:
The Butler County company recently completed the largest expansion and reorganization in its more than 70-year history.
The expansion of aluminum extruder Magnode at 400 E. State St. in Trenton revolves around a new 45,000-square-foot building on the back eastern part of the property and is centered on a new 3,300-ton extrusion press line designed by UBE, a Japanese manufacturer of extrusion presses.
Magnode, which was founded in 1947, has annual sales revenue of $75 million.
The building and press line were commissioned on Feb. 28. Total cost of the expansion is $13 million, which will see the company add 50 new jobs.
Ford is hiring about 100 new employees for its Sharonville Transmission Plant, which is less that three miles south of Butler County’s border with Hamilton County.
Employees at the 182-acre site make the transmission for the F-Series Super Duty Truck and gear sets for additional models, as well as production for a new transmission family and additional gear sets for other vehicles.
Constructed in 1958, the 2.4 million-square-foot plant employs approximately 1,650 people, including 1,450 full-time hourly employees, according to Ford spokeswoman Kelli Felker.
“We are currently looking to hire temporary part-time employees to work on transmission and gear manufacturing,” Felker told this news outlet. “We are looking for people who are willing to work hard and excited about learning new skills.”
The plant’s goal is to test about 250 people for approximately 100 new positions, according to Melissa O’Brien, business services manager of OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, which last conducted a hiring for the company in spring 2016.
The only way to apply to be tested is via filling out a form at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County at 4631 Dixie Highway in Fairfield no later than 8 a.m. Wednesday
Barclaycard, a credit card-servicing division of the international Barclays Bank, continues to actively recruit and hire each week for its call center at 101 Knightsbridge Dr. inside Hamilton’s Vora Technology Park.
The international credit card-servicing company opened in early 2016 with more than 500 employees and a promise to create about 1,500 new jobs in coming years.
Available positions range from collections representatives and entry level customer service specialists to fraud investigators, team managers and customer care relationship managers. Applicants may visit www.JoinBarclays.com.
4. Deceuninck North America
Deceuninck North America in Monroe in December saw the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approve a 1.35 percent, seven-year Job Creation Tax Credit that will allow it to create 85 full-time positions and retain 480 jobs, generating $4.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $22.5 million in existing payroll as a result of an expansion project.
Capital investment on that project is listed at $2 million.
Deceuninck North America produces energy-efficient vinyl window and door systems, and composite applications for the building and construction industry. It employs 515 people across all facilities, including 35 employees at its Fernley, Nev. facility.
5. Kadant Black Clawson
Kadant Black Clawson, a global supplier of fiber processing systems for the pulp and paper industry, is working to double its local workforce.
The company made its debut last month in Lebanon, opening a nearly 159,000-square-foot facility at 1425 Kingsview Drive and relocating 65 employees from Mason. It’s working to add 50 new full-time production employees to their ranks.
More than half of America’s recycled waste paper is processed on equipment made by Kadant Black Clawson, whose roots stretch back to Butler County in 1873.
Kadant Black Clawson’s expansion is fueled by a 1.687 percent, eight-year Job Creation Tax Credit approved in January by the Ohio Tax Credit Authority. The project is expected to create 62 full-time positions, generating $3.5 million in new annual payroll and retaining $7.4 million in current payroll.
Investment in the entire Warren County project, including the $10 million building and the greenfield site development, is estimated at $16 million.