Wabash County Looking for Manufacturing Help
Nearly a third of Wabash County’s manufacturing labor force is nearing retirement. In response to the growing need for workers, economic development organization Grow Wabash County, WorkOne Northeast and Northeast Indiana Works are hosting Tuesday a manufacturing job fair, which will host at least 10 employers looking to fill over 150 positions.
“Our local manufacturers are the biggest driver of our local Wabash County economy,” said Keith Gillenwater, president and chief executive officer of Grow Wabash County. “As primary employers, not only do they employ a substantial number of Wabash County residents, but they also generate wealth and prosperity to our citizens and communities.”
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show manufacturing account for nearly a quarter of private employment in the county.
The job fair is being held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Heartland REMC community room in Wabash.