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Herman Miller offers $2,000 signing
bonuses at hiring event
Office furniture giant Herman Miller offered $2,000 signing bonuses at a hiring event January 7.
The company is hiring for a number of manufacturing-
related positions at its Holland, Michigan plant, including
second and third shift machine manufacturers and ma-
chine operators. Check out their site for more specifics.
The hiring bonuses come at a time when many wood-
working businesses are having trouble finding workers. At a
recent Wood Products Manufacturers Association (WPMA)
meeting in Nashville, nearly all attendees named an inability to find workers as a chief industry issue.
Low unemployment rates, rural shop locations, and millennial lack of interest and work ethic seem to be primary
reasons, according to WPMA members.
Leon Osborne, of Georgia-based Osborne Wood
Products, says Osborne is choosing to be less selective
when hiring workers. Ex-cons and other previously barred
candidates are being considered for hire. Other firms are
offering younger workers incentives to work, including paying a portion of their college tuition. – R.D.