Crowd turns out for LG Chem job fair; second job fair May 18 at Trillium Banquet Center in Ferrysburg

With gas prices at near record highs, the focus turns once again to alternative sources of energy. LG Chem is building a lithium ion battery plant in Holland and will help supply energy efficient vehicles. The plant is set for operation early next year. The battery maker held a job fair Tuesday at Ridge Point Church in Holland to fill 100 open positions at the new plant. Hundreds came looking for work.
Apr 27, 2011


“I’ve been out of work for about two years now,” said Dan Morgan while standing in a line that stretched and twisted around. “I’m a technical man so I’m really looking for the challenge of something new. I’m looking forward to an interview.”

LG Chem Michigan Human Resources Manager Jeremy Hagemeyer said there were many good candidates today and they’ll be looking for the very best.

“Quality has to be particularly high with our product. That’s what we demand and that’s what our customers demand,” He said. “We need folks who are focused on quality and are willing to learn and produce a good product.”

Officials with the company answered questions and accepted applications Tuesday. A second job fair is set for May 18 at the Trillium Banquet Center in Ferrysburg.


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