WADSWORTH, Ohio (June 25, 2018)—SOPREMA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, recently hosted a construction industry job fair for veterans in Pompano Beach, Florida, to raise money for the local Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter and to help local veterans find employment. Eighteen employers attended the event, which was held at SOPREMA’s Pompano Beach facility on May 24.
“A challenge was issued during the SOPREMA National Sales Meeting to find ways to help solve the labor shortage in the construction industry, so we organized this job fair in response,” explained Jeanette Alston-Watkins, a customer relations specialist for SOPREMA. “We have a variety of products that are labor saving, but we also know that part of the solution to this industry problem is funneling more qualified workers into great jobs. Veterans have a proven sense of responsibility, discipline and reliability, making them ideal employees.”
SOPREMA advertised seven open positions at the job fair, including sales representative and shipping manager positions across the country. “The quality of applicants at the veterans’ job fair was impressive; many had interviews scheduled for the next day,” Alston-Watkins commented. “We hope to emulate the success of this event at SOPREMA locations elsewhere in the country soon.”