On my return from pitching She Chooses at Distilled Intelligence 1.0, I had the distinct pleasure of sharing a van ride from the Roanoke airport with Mr. Humberto Peschl and his team on their way to Phoenix Packaging's new manufacturing plant in Dublin, Virginia. Our conversation focused on difficulties in finding skilled labor - mobile app developers for Handshake Media and mechanical and electrical personnel for Phoenix Packaging. I was interested in the skills Phoenix sought, we exchanged cards, and Ariadne Milare kindly shared more information with me.
Phoenix Packaging is a subsidiary of Grupo Phoenix, a multinational company located in four countries which started a brand new manufacturing facility in Dublin, Virginia making food packaging for big brands in the U.S. market. The plant officially opened on March 30, 2011. (Here's a news release from the New River Valley Economic Development Alliance (.pdf).)
For those with mechanical and electrical skills interested in applying for positions at Phoenix Packaging in Dublin, Virginia:
Here's a list of job openings at Phoenix Packaging in Dublin, Virginia as of October 2011 (.pdf).
Here's the link to download Phoenix Packaging Employment Application Online.docx.
Directions for filling out the application:
Please print and complete application in full with black or blue ink. Submit employment application with or without resume to the following:
Attn: Human Resources
Phoenix Packaging Operations LLC
4901 Lambert Place
Dublin, VA 24084
Here's a news clip on Phoenix Packaging's opening on WSLS Channel 10:
Very best wishes to Phoenix Packaging - and to its new employees!