DRÄXLMAIER job fair generates great interest

Duncan, S.C., Jan. 11, 2018 – A professional job fair held by the DRÄXLMAIER Group at its U.S. headquarters on Jan. 9 attracted a total of 511 job seekers eager to learn more about the open positions at the automotive supplier.

The seven-hour event, which was advertised on social media, gave attendees the chance to meet with recruiters and to submit job applications right on location. The DRÄXLMAIER Group is currently looking for maintenance technicians, production operators, forklift drivers and engineers for its Duncan plant site.

"This was the first time that we have advertised direct hire positions for all levels," said Lori Morgan, head of Recruiting for the DRÄXLMAIER Group in the USA. "The turnout was by far greater than we could have expected. We were absolutely thrilled that we had 511 participants at our job fair."

The great interest created long lines outside the building and provided a steady stream of applicants for the recruiting team of the supplier.

"When the fair started at 11 o'clock, we had already about 85 people lining up," said Nicholas Jones, a recruiter for the DRÄXLMAIER Group. "With one hour left to go, we still had between 20 and 25 applicants waiting for their turn to talk with a recruiter."

In addition to the high interest, the recruiters of the DRÄXLMAIER Group were also impressed by high skill level of the participants who came to the job fair.

"We will be making some offers immediately and be setting up second interviews for many other candidates as well," said Morgan.

Individuals unable to attend the job fair can still apply online via www.draexlmaier.us. The website also features links to the current job opportunities available at the DRÄXLMAIER Group in Duncan. To access the links, select “Vacant Positions” under the “Career” pull-down tab on the homepage.

All positions are direct hire and offer full benefits. Applicants must have at least one year of manufacturing experience. The DRÄXLMAIER Group is an equal opportunity employer.

A Tier I supplier to the international automotive industry, the DRÄXLMAIER Group has been manufacturing complex electrical systems and elegant interiors for premium automakers in the Americas for more than 40 years. The company has nine production sites in the region. In the USA, the DRÄXLMAIER Group has been manufacturing interior systems and plastic components in Duncan since 1996. In addition to the South Carolina location, the supplier maintains a production site in Livermore, Calif., a logistics hub in Chattanooga, Tenn., and an engineering office in Mountain View, Calif.