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General Plastics Manufacturing Company

Workforce Challenge

The General Plastics Manufacturing Company, a world leader in the development and production of unique foam-based products, had a need to increase their production worker staff due to an increase in government and defense contracts.

Workforce Solution

To secure the talented workforce they needed, General Plastics partnered with the WorkForce Central Business Connection. Over the course of six weeks, the Business Connection organized and presented eight application sessions. The Business Connection provided the applicants an overview of the company and the positions available, administered an application session, and proctored a series of pre-employment tests. One session was held at Joint Base Lewis McChord to pull from the strong veteran population in the Pacific Northwest.

Outcomes & Benefits

The Business Connection screened 262 applicants for qualifications and tested their math and reading skills. Among those, 83 met the company’s standards. After further evaluation and interviews, 18 people were hired to join the General Plastics’ staff. “The Business Connection has proven to be a valuable resource and a critical partner in the sourcing, recruiting and selecting of high quality employees,” said Eric Hahn, Vice President of Organizational Development at General Plastics.

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