More than 100 jobs possibly coming to Owensboro

More than 100 jobs possibly coming to Owensboro

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - More than 100 jobs could be coming if Echo Lake Foods is able to reopen its Owensboro plant.

A fire last August shut down Echo Lake Foods in Owensboro. A year and two months later, the company is working to remodel and repair the building on Locust Street.

Rebuilding the structure and soon rebuilding their staff.

Plant Manager Anthony Villarreal tells us they are not accepting applications yet, but once they do they will need a wide variety of skill sets.

“I’d be looking at operators, mixers, supervisors, you know things of that nature,” says Villarreal.

According to Villarreal, pay for these positions varies, but the low-end salaries will start at around $13 an hour.

Over a six month span, Villareal tells us he plans to hire between 100 and 125 workers.

“All types of jobs are needed in the county," says Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. "We certainly like the high paying jobs. The jobs that pay a livable wage. But we need entry level jobs as well for young folks who perhaps are getting out of high school or who are looking for a part time job. So we will not turn down many job offers in the community.”

Villarreal says they expect to wrap up renovations by February of 2020 and that’s when you can start applying.

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