Solomon’s Growth Leads to Employment Opportunities
October 20, 2016
On the heels of opening its fourth satellite location in April, Solomon Corporation has established high goals for company growth over the next few years. This, of course, means that adding qualified employees in existing locations will be essential.
Solomon’s Human Resource Recruiter Chloe Boggs said the organization currently employs more than 600 people and expects to add up to 300 additional people by 2018. The company will add positions in sales, production, and all departments at the corporate headquarters in Solomon, Kansas, as well as the satellite locations in Grand Junction, Colorado, Georgetown, Texas, Decatur, Tennessee, and the newest location in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Finding the right people as we expand
Boggs said the company will focus on continued growth in existing locations and is exploring new location options. Solomon currently utilizes personnel in dedicated regional sales territories throughout the country. They are adding new sales territories in the Midwest, Florida and Ohio. While the exact locations considered are yet to be determined, she said, “The Rust Belt is definitely on our radar.”
Finding qualified people to fill production and technical positions can be challenging, particularly in Kansas, Boggs said. “The low unemployment rate makes it difficult to find quality people” she explained. “We hire from entry-level to the highly experienced.” More than experience, she said, the company looks for people with an aptitude for, and enjoyment of, hands-on work.
“We place a lot of emphasis on our on-the-job training program,” Boggs said. Depending on the department and position, the program can last anywhere from a month to more than a year for highly technical positions.
In addition to training, Solomon Corp. introduced its Learning Lab in January 2016. New hires learn about the company for a week and have the opportunity to work in different departments. Because new hires can influence where they want to work, they have an opportunity to discover what kind of production position is the best fit for them. “It also gives production personnel a chance to learn about the history of Solomon Corporation, our founders, and our corporate values,” said Boggs, who spent a month in the Learning Lab before focusing solely on recruiting.
Are you ready to become part of a growing company?
For more than forty years, Solomon Corporation was a family owned company. In March of 2013 we formed a strategic partnership with GFI Energy to help ensure our expansion. Tom Hemmer, the founder’s son continues running the day-to-day operations as CEO and President.
We need qualified individuals to join our sales, technical, production and field service teams in each of our locations. If you are looking for a career with an industry leader contact us or submit your application on the careers page of our website.