FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- Aerotek, a staffing service is hoping to fill 200 positions with Android/Avancez in the Fort Wayne area. This is a result two GM suppliers investing $14.7 million to expand operations in Allen County. Positions will include engineers, assembly workers, maintenance techs, material coordinators, and other skilled jobs.
For people in Fort Wayne, bringing more jobs to the area is a good thing.
"I think it'll help get people off the streets, develop opportunities, do all the things that's available to show what the city is all about, " said local business owner Christopher Cammack.
"I think it's a great thing for Fort Wayne to bring more jobs here because honestly we got a lot of people here who are unemployed that need jobs," said resident Armonie Fields.
Some say it's especially good for young people.
"I would love to see that. If I had more jobs I could offer them here, I would definitely be hiring a lot more people just to see them working, and provide for their family, " said Jaron Bryant, Incredible Car Credit.
People in the community say they think bringing more jobs will be good for the economy too.
"Downtown is steady growing. They're starting to build a lot of residential and apartments, so I think that will be good. Plus the riverfront and all that stuff is coming, so I think that'll be real good," said Bryant.
Aerotek says the open positions will offer a 90-day contract with the potential for permanent employment. Hourly pay begins at $11.25 per hour for the first 90 days. Wages will depend on positions and experience.
"I just tell people not working right now that it's a good thing to work. Stay energized. Just get up and do something," said Fields.
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