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“It’s our first one ever so we’re just kind of doing a trial,” said Karissa Goodridge, human resources manager for the company. “We’ve been struggling to get people so it’s just to see if we can get some different candidates coming through.”
The company also wants to make local residents aware jobs are available in Springfield, she said, and they don’t have to go outside Clark County to look for work.
Unemployment rate falls in Clark, Champaign counties
In the past, the company usually posted openings online, Goodridge said.
“We also recruit from Clark State and Wittenberg to try to stay local,” she said.
The Springfield News-Sun digs into important stories about jobs and the economy in Clark and Champaign counties, including recent stories about local unemployment rates and how driverless cars could affect Navistar.