Washington business looks to hire 30 people

Published 11:20 pm Sunday, January 3, 2016



Washington-based idX Impressions, a company that specializes in building cabinets for retailers, such as JC Penney and Tractor Supply, is looking to hire 30 new employees.

On Jan. 15 and 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. both days, the company will hold a job fair at its location on Springs Road, and people with carpentry or cabinet-making experience are invited to attend.

Heather Bullock, idX Impressions human resources manager, said those who attend the job fair should come prepared to fill out applications on site and be ready to talk with supervisors or human resources employees. Applicants will also be able to see a plant up and running on Jan. 15 to get a feel of what the job would be like, she said.

“Pretty much when they come in, they’re going to be talking to human resources or a supervisor or the plant manager himself,” she said. “They need to bring their resume if they have one. If they don’t, references that we can contact. … Any prior experience — they need to be prepared to talk about it.”

According to an announcement, other requirements for the jobs include: ability to work with one’s hands; problem-solving skills; must be able to lift 80-100 pounds repeatedly during a shift; must be able to work flexible hours.

Bullock said if hired, participants should also be ready for a background check and drug test, as well as ready to start work as soon as possible.

“They may even be asked to take a test — they call it a ‘Prove It’ test — just to verify their readiness to work,” she said.

The two-day job fair will also be divided into two groups, one on Jan. 15 and the other on Jan. 16. The first day is being set aside for veterans only, while the other is open to the public.

Bullock said idX Impressions decided to specifically invite veterans to apply because of their reputation as hardworking employees.

“Generally, veterans tend to, for the most part, they tend to have a very strong work ethic and they’re usually easily trained,” she said.

Some veterans come back from deployment and find it hard to settle into everyday life or find work, Bullock said, which is why the company wanted to extend their offer to them first. She said it is just a way for idX Impressions to support the nation’s veterans and give back in a small way.

“We need to hire people who are ready to go,” Bullock said.

The idX Impressions job fair will be held on Jan. 15 and 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 234 Springs Road, Washington. For more information, contact Heather Bullock at 252-975-0444 ext. 2000.