As state reopens, metro Detroit businesses look to fill open positions

Posted at 10:01 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 22:25:57-04

(WXYZ) — With Michigan's economy reopening, some local companies are looking to fill a high number of positions as quickly as they possibly can.

These careers could bring life-changing opportunities. At Gardner White Furniture and at other highly respected local businesses.

“The best thing about my job is when you bring new people on and get to watch them grow and succeed," said Rachel Stewart with Gardner White Furniture.

As part of a growing family-owned company based in southeast Michigan. Owner Rachel Stewart is excited to announce Gardner White Furniture is looking to hire 250 people as soon as possible. She says come to an interview ready to start and positions range from drivers to store office jobs, and working in sales.

“You don’t need prior selling experience. You need to like engaging with people," Stewart said. “The sky is the limit. Top sellers are north of six figures which is great. You love to see people thrive. Driving is similar too. There’s a huge driver shortage and every night you get to drive and come home.”

Gardner White has also just hired a new advertising firm, The Sussman Team which has a long history in retail.

“We are always evolving with new product lines and they are uniquely positioned to tell that story," Stewart said.

Also announcing they are looking to fill as many as 50 positions, another locally owener company specializing in residential heating and cooling. Mike Randazzo, owner of Randazzo Heating and Cooling, says joining their team comes with a lot of growth potential.

“We’re specifically looking to hire in our installation dept., service, customer service and general labor," Randazzo said. “We like to hire with prior experience and training but it’s not a requirement. We have a fantastic training program here.”

HVAC continues to be a thriving industry and Randazzo says some positions range from $15 to $30 and hour, plus there are industry leading benefits including 401K, vision and dental coverage. They're also voted among the top workplaces in America.

“It’s a local name. As big as it is in the southern half of Michigan, we have a trusted name and have been doing this for a long time," Randazzo said.

Committed to the highest level of safety for customers and staff, Randazzo goes above and beyond always using personal protection equipment and products providing outstanding air quality.

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