Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater continues to expand its staff as it ramps up for the holiday shopping season.
The nation’s largest online retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment is holding a job fair and hiring event Wednesday.
The company plans to hire an additional 50 employees for its distribution center in Fort Wayne. This hiring surge comes just a month after the addition of 100 new workers.
In an interview last month with Inside INdiana Business, Sweetwater founder and Chief Executive Officer Chuck Surack compared sales levels during the pandemic to that of the holidays.
“We had periods in the spring and early summer, we were doing like Black Friday, Cyber Monday sort of numbers, double our business of normal business,” said Surack.
The event is being held at the Renaissance Point YMCA located at 2323 Bowser Avenue in Fort Wayne from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
For those who are unable to attend the job fair, applications are also being accepted online.
Sweetwater says starting pay is $14 per hour. It is looking to fill second and third shifts on weekdays and 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekends.