Connecting with Potential Recruits in MN

Minneapolis Coil and Plate division representatives – Curt Olsen, Jen Skala, Rachel Williamson and Tom Sacco.

Bringing an innovative approach to our recruiting efforts

Recently, representatives from Olympic Steel’s Minneapolis Coil and Plate facilities met with nearly 150 students from Champlin Park High school. Led by Rachel Williamson, Corporate Recruiting Specialist and Tom Sacco, Vice President and General Manager the group also included Curt Olsen, Operations Manager; and Jen Skala, Inventory Control Manager. Their goal was to build awareness about career opportunities and connect with students before their post-graduation plans are set.

Our representatives spoke to the students about opportunities available in the metals industry. Specifically, they spoke about processing at our facilities and shared videos of our equipment in action to give students a virtual feel for work in a manufacturing environment. They also presented the students with a gift of their school logo, which was produced out of steel at our facility in Plymouth, MN. Kudos to Chen You, Tao Lee and our production team, who worked together to design, program, schedule and produce the Champlin Park logo. Needless to say, the students loved it!

Rachel reports that, following this recruiting event, “We had a number of individuals interested in visiting Olympic Steel for a tour. This was the first step toward developing a partnership with Champlin Park and another avenue for identifying potential candidates for positions on our team.” She also said Champlin Park’s Career Counselor asked Rachel to join a panel of local companies to meet with 600+ Seniors to answer questions and present options for post-graduation. Following the great feedback from this event, we have other high school visits scheduled in the area.

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