84 Lumber launches hiring drive in greater Orlando

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84 Lumber launches hiring drive in greater Orlando

By HBSDealer Staff - 10/01/2020

84 Lumber announced that it has launched a full-scale recruitment effort to fill immediate openings at its locations in the greater Orlando, Fla. market, which includes stores in Winter Garden, Tavares, and Sanford as well as a door shop in Tavares.

On Oct. 8, the company will host an Interview Day at its Sanford location. At the event, job seekers will learn more about the company culture, take a tour, and get the opportunity to be interviewed for open positions that include management trainees (MTs) and lumber yard, warehouse, and door shop associates.

The hiring push arrives as 84 Lumber continues national expansion, including new locations and component facilities. 

“At 84 Lumber, we’re proud to be an American company focused on putting America back to work at a time when many people are seeking employment or a fresh start during these challenging times,” said Rob Woodrow, 84 Lumber divisional vice president of the Southeast. “The residential housing sector is booming, which means our business continues to expand. We’re hiring.” 

Woodrow notes that now is the time for people to consider a career in the construction industry, which offers immense opportunity when it comes to growth. 

“We’re determined to find the next generation of 84 Lumber team members who want to build a career with us,” Woodrow said.

MTs hired by 84 Lumber enter an intensive, one-on-one, on-the-job training program that teaches them about the company’s business and puts them on a path to become a future leader within the company, the pro dealer said. The starting salary for a management trainee is more than $40,000 per year, the company said.

Lumberyard, warehouse, and door shop associates need no prior experience and perform essential functions behind the scenes – from the management of supply shipments to operating heavy equipment. These associates can expect a starting pay of between $10 and $15 per hour based on experience.

“We are a family-owned company, which means we are committed to helping our employees build and cultivate a career with us,” Woodrow said. “In fact, more than 95% of our store managers started as MTs, and nearly all of our store leadership team began on the MT track.” 

 

According to Woodrow, 84 Lumber recruits individuals with a can-do attitude, a willingness to work hard, and a desire to learn. “Once we find these people and they join the company, we find ways for them to grow with us.”

Woodrow added that 84 Lumber expects it might find the right fit from all types of candidates – a college graduate with no construction experience, military veterans ready to embark on their next career challenge, or people with some previous work experience who seek to redirect their career.

Candidates interested in participating in the Interview Day on Oct. 8 are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the event since space is limited. 

To sign up, go to 84americandream.com/hiringevent and complete the form. 84 Lumber requires all attendees to wear a mask at the event. Recruits will also be asked to practice social distancing during Interview Day.

Based in Eighty Four, Pa., 84 Lumber operates about 250 locations nationwide including lumberyards, design centers, component manufacturing, and millwork shops in 30 states.

 

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