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Job fair Oct. 11 for BX Solutions holiday hires

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – BX Solutions, the freight handling company at Toledo Express Airport, is looking to fill hundreds of positions for the holiday season. It partnered with Manpower to hold a job fair Thursday, taking applications for 500 workers.

Those hired by BX will break down and separate freight to be shipped on trucks. Pay is $9 an hour. Candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds, pass a drug test, have a clean criminal record, along with transportation to work.

Those who fail to make the cut will be put into an employment pool.

"Manpower has hundreds of customers we work with on a daily basis who also have needs, who might not be a fit for a particular position. They can be an option for other opportunities we have available," said David Jeffers with Manpower.

Seasonal jobs are also available, many are non-retail, like the ones at BX Solutions.

"There are opportunities in manufacturing durable and nondurable goods. So manufacturers are looking for extra help as well," said Jeffers.

Representatives at Manpower say help could lead to a full-time position in the future.

The job fair takes place Thursday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Fifth Third Field on the third floor Roost, located at 406 Washington Street in downtown Toledo.

Interested candidates can call Manpower at 419-472-5411 for additional information. Those who are interested in applying can also go online at http://www.manpowerjobs.com/ or at http://www.bxsolutions.com/.

All applicants must have a valid driver's license or state issued ID card, have a reliable form of transportation, and pass drug and background screenings.

In 2011, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Toledo Mayor Mike Bell and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority introduced BX Solutions, a new cargo operator at Toledo Express Airport. The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority celebrated the company's success Tuesday with a one-year anniversary celebration at its facility.

"The Port Authority is honored to be standing with our partners today recognizing that BX Solutions has exceeded everyone's expectations in terms of job creation," said Paul Toth, president and CEO of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority. "This is another great example of how public/private partnerships can work in our community."

The Port Authority worked diligently with the BX Solutions team to bring the new company to fruition within a two-month period after the previous operator left northwest Ohio. New operations began Nov. 15, 2011 with 250 new jobs created. With an anticipated increase in business activity due to the upcoming holiday season, BX Solutions will work with Manpower to hire 500 new seasonal part-time and full-time employees.

"We're very pleased to announce that we're working with Manpower to hire an estimated 500 seasonal part-time and full-time positions this holiday season," said Chris Marshall, CEO of BX Solutions. "We've already added a second shift and with this upcoming holiday season around the corner, we're going to need even more help." 

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