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STATE OF EMPLOYMENT
" The pet food space is especially
tight and, considering how complex
many of our roles are, this presents
an even narrower labor pool. "
Barbara Hicks, Alphia
safety and associate safety are 'non-negotiables.' "
It's also important that processors brand themselves
as quality employers, emphasizing the company's success
and stability, growth potential and opportunities for
career development alongside that growth.
Alphia is taking a proactive approach here; rather
than waiting for people to discover the company as a potential
employer, it is actively seeking out talent.
" This requires more external event participation and
advertising, " Hicks said. " Plus, speed of response is critical
in the current setting. "
Finding ways to engage with and support the community
can also be beneficial for hiring. Over the summer,
Red Collar launched Project Paws with the Joplin
Humane Society, a hiring initiative designed to fill 60
new positions at its local treat manufacturing plant.
These labor pains are tied to several other challenges
facing the industry right now. For example, Hicks said
the shortage in labor is resulting in an increase in pay
rates for existing employees. This, paired with an uptick
in raw material costs and supply chain disruptions, have
" significantly increased the cost of doing business " for
this industry, she said.
Even in a volatile economic environment, pet food
demand will continue to grow. Likewise, it will become
increasingly important for processors to attract and retain
a strong workforce to support demand.
" Like most manufacturers, we are competing for top
talent in a very fluid and changing work environment, "
Hamilton said. " Associates want to feel safe and secure
when they come to work. We have worked hard as a
leadership team to give them a safe and secure work environment
where they can thrive. "
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