Rexing Companies adding 30 new jobs in Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville-based employer Rexing Companies is expanding.
The growth at the family-operated business means 30 new jobs are up for grabs, which will push its current staff of about 50 people closer to 80.
“We feel strong about the economy and where this market is going,” Rexing Companies President Dylan Rexing shared. “Demand is very high for some of the services and products we provide.”
Among the openings are business development associates, forklift operators, freight dispatchers and a receptionist. The company is also looking for Class A CDL truck drivers.
“Truck driving is one of those things you can read in the news year-round, all year, every year,” Rexing explained. “It’s a tough position to fill. You have to think about it. You’re leaving your family to go on the road and work, so it’s always been a little bit of struggle for us.”
The American Trucking Association says the industry is facing a record shortage of workers. A limited selection of available drivers has plagued the industry for years.
The pandemic presented even more of a problem by opening that gap wider after some retired and switched to other work once economic activity shut down.
The Rexing positions will be spread out within the company’s three brands of JR’s Expedited Freight, PFL Logistics and Evansville Cold Storage.
In 2019, before the pandemic, there was an estimated 3.6 million truck drivers. The ATA estimates trucks move nearly 75% of the nation’s freight.
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