Miami University is looking to fill more than 170 student, staff, faculty and administrative jobs. Its primary focus for an upcoming hiring event at Ohio Means Jobs-Butler County will be for food service, cook and building & grounds/dishroom positions.

Jobs alert: Miami U. seeking 170 new employees, holding hiring event this week

Miami University is looking to hire scores of new employees.

The university, Butler County’s largest employer, has nearly 5,000 faculty, staff and student employees. It has more than 170 student, staff, faculty and administrative jobs posted to Miami University’s website at jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/listing.

Miami U. is holding a hiring event from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County at 4631 Dixie Highway in Fairfield.

We spoke with Theresa Murphy, Miami University’s director of employment, about some of the challenges facing the university when it comes to filling open positions. Here’s what she had to say:

Q: What’s the most prevalent roadblock you encounter when it comes to hiring and what can jobseekers do to remedy that situation?

“The availability of viable entry level candidates has been challenging for our Oxford location. Although only about 25 minutes from several major highways, there is misconception about how long it takes to get here by car. Butler County transit also picks up and drops off on campus. While we’re hiring for all of our positions, our primary focus for our upcoming hiring event at Ohio Means jobs will be for food service, cook and building & grounds/dishroom positions.”

Q: Some job seekers are concerned about what help an employer provides to get ahead in an industry. To what degree do you assist your employees to be promoted to greater positions within the university?

“We offer tuition Fee Waiver for eligible employees applies to instructional fees only. There’s also a job enrichment program designed to encourage eligible hourly staff to develop their talents in ways that link to specific career opportunities that are meaningful and satisfying while fulfilling the mission and needs of the University. Our staff development provides instructor-led workshops for all faculty and staff to aid in developing individual, supervisory, leadership, technical, and lean skills at the university.”

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Miami University is one of several area employers looking to fill new or existing positions. OhioMeansJobs-Butler County hiring events slated for this week and next include:

• Triumph Employment Solutions is hiring entry-level quality inspectors for the first and second at locations in Lebanon and Sharonville; line operators for second and third shift in Middletown and Monroe. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds, have attention to detail and maintain good attendance. Hiring events include 1 to 3 p.m. June 19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 26.

• Horizons HRS is hiring CNC machine and machine operators, warehouse/forklift, assemblers, pickers/packers, shipping and receiving, welders, plumbers/pipefitters, quality control, general laborers, call center representatives, and administrative assistants. A hiring event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24.

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