Creekstone sets up off-site recruitment center

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef has opened a new training center at 1801 N. Summit St. in Arkansas City, in the former Verizon storefront. The off-site facility will be used to interview, hire and train employees.

Creekstone Farms in Arkansas City has opened a recruitment and training center. The new facility occupies a formerly vacant storefront at 1801 N. Summit St., which was previously home to Verizon and before that Blockbuster video.

According to the company’s Facebook page, the expanding beef processing plant found it necessary to open a separate location that would be dedicated to hire and then train new employees.

“The new location will make a positive impact on our hiring and recruiting process by streamlining the application and onboarding process, “ the post stated.

The off-site location will make the application process smoother by providing easier access for walk-in applicants and for those returning for employment interviews.

Creekstone Farms is currently looking to fill positions in fabrication, harvest, and maintenance departments. Wages for those positions begin at $13 per hour, and skilled employees can earn up to $22 per hour, according to posted information.

Company officials did not respond to messages Wednesday, but in May a top executive there said Creekstone had more than 1,100 employees and had continued operations, sometimes six days a week, during the COVID-19 crisis. It is undergoing a $100 million expansion.

Those interested in submitting an application can contact the center at (620) 741-3294 or apply online at www.creekstonefarms.com.

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