AK Steel hosting 2 job fairs this week

Butler County steelmaker AK Steel Holding Corp. is partnering with OhioMeansJobs to host the events. The first is from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at OhioMeansJobs-Butler County, located at 4631 Dixie Hwy. (Ohio 4) in Fairfield.

The second event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at OhioMeansJobs-Warren County, located at 300 E. Silver St. in Lebanon.

Applications can also be submitted online by visiting the career section of www.aksteel.com.

AK Steel has immediate openings for 50 to 100 entry-level, full-time hourly production employees at its Middletown Works steel plant — the company’s largest steel plant — with pay starting at $18.03 per hour, according to the company.

“Ongoing workforce requirements to meet the needs of the business require additional new hires at this time,” said AK Steel spokesman Barry Racey.

Most of the job openings are due to attrition such as retirements and turnover, Racey said.

Pay starts at $18.03 per hour plus shift differential, plus a $500 cash bonus after six months and $500 cash bonus after 18 months, according to AK Steel.

Qualifications to apply include a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants go through a pre-employment assessment process and test; followed by an interview for those who progress through the hiring process.

AK Steel is headquartered in West Chester Twp. Between operations in West Chester, the Middletown Works steel plant, and a Middletown research center, AK Steel employs approximately 2,400 full-time workers in Butler County. AK Steel facilities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota employ more than 8,000 altogether and produce flat-rolled carbon, electrical and stainless steels used by the automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.

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