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Staples to hire 100 new workers

April 14, 2007|By DAN DEARTH

HAGERSTOWN-The Staples Distribution Center on Hopewell Road in Hagerstown will hire at least 100 employees between late May and mid-July, said Walt Lachenmayr, the distribution center's human resources manager.

Lachenmayr said the jobs primarily will be for equipment operators and material handlers.

Although Lachenmayr did not give a salary range, he said some of the jobs will pay more than $12 per hour depending on experience.

All of the positions carry full benefits, including health and 401(k), he said.

"It's a lot of good jobs ... This is not a temporary hiring surge," Lachenmayr said.

Everyone would work three 12-hour shifts per week, he said. Most of the new hires would start on the night shift.

Lachenmayr said there is room for promotion.

Roughly two-thirds of the associates in leadership or management positions at the distribution center, for example, came from the ranks of hourly employees, he said.

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The new hires will join 767 other Staples employees at the distribution center, Lachenmayr said. About 150 of those employees were hired in the last two years, he said.

In addition, Staples has a scholarship program for employees with at least 90 days on the job, he said.

The scholarships offer tuition, books and fees to people who qualify, Lachenmayr said.

Lachenmayr did not know the number of scholarships that are available.

"We're looking for good people who want to help our customers," he said.




ยทStaples is the world's largest office products company and employs 74,000 people.

To learn more about applying for a job at the Staples Distribution Center in Hagerstown, go to www.staples.com/jobs or stop by the office at 11540 Hopewell Road.

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