Generac looking to fill 100 positions at Fox Valley locations

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BERLIN (WLUK) -- Maybe you've seen them at construction sites or inside a home, Generac's products range from generators to portable ones and even pressure washers.

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The company is looking to fill 300 positions throughout its six locations in Wisconsin.

"I did a walk through interview and stuff and they took a chance with me and I've just been taking it one day at a time and moving up the chains," said Wesley Colman, Generac employee.

Colman's been working for Generac for about 10 months. He's working as a workforce development liaison.

"Pretty much I communicate with new hires or employees on a day to day basis and I help out with HR, human resources," Colman said.

He knows what it's like to be a new employee and between the company's Oshkosh and Berlin locations, it's looking to hire about 100 people.

"Assembly related positions, welders, machine operators, material handling positions," said Brian Michael, Generac mobile products president.

But the state's low unemployment rate is making it a challenge for companies to fill jobs.

"I think a lot of companies in Wisconsin are struggling with the same thing so we did and just the release and offered new wage rates for our employees as well as general increases the first two years every six months," Michael said.

An entry level position starts at $13 an hour and Generac says its pay scale varies and is based on experience.

Other positions Generac is looking to fill include forklift drivers, entry level sales and customer support.

"We have a lot of growth going on so we're looking to fill those as soon as possible," Michael said.

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