MVP RV Job Fair

News — By on August 18, 2010 at 9:15 am

I saw this on the MVP RV site and thought some people would be interested in this job fair.

By JACK KATZANEK
The Press-Enterprise

MVP RV, a Moreno Valley-based company that tried to enter the electric car market last year, plans to hire hundreds of workers to staff two former Fleetwood Enterprises plants in Riverside.

MVP plans a job fair Aug. 28 and wants to bring in 80 new employees to start work in September, said Brad Williams, CEO of the company.

The company hopes to add 150 more positions in October and incrementally hire people over about six months until it employs as many as 800, company officials say. Currently about 110 people make towable RVs at MVP’s factory in Moreno Valley, just north of March Air Reserve Base.

Now company officials are gambling that they will be ready to sell more trailers when the recession-ravaged public, which has not been spending on big-ticket items, is ready to buy again.

Williams said MVP needs assembly-line workers, administrative and human resources personnel, financial managers and others. Thousands of people in Inland Southern California used to make RVs but lost their jobs when companies such as Fleetwood, National RV Holdings and Weekend Warrior went out of business in the past three years.

“As our volume increases, we’re going to be hiring people from all walks of life,” said Roger Humeston, MVP’s chief financial officer and corporate secretary. “There are a lot of people out there with the skills, and they’ll be thrilled to see an RV company come back.”

Humeston added that the people who used to make RVs understand that the sales market is still at a low point. But he said when the market improves, so will the lives of MVP’s workers.

Reach Jack Katzanek at 951-368-9553 or at jkatzanek@PE.com

MVP job fair

When: Aug. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 5300 Via Ricardo, Riverside

What: Assembly line, administrative and finance workers

Information: 951-848-4288 or www.mvprv.com

To read the whole story:  http://www.pe.com/business/local/stories/PE_News_Local_D_mvp12.342368d.html

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    1 Comment

  • sheryl powers says:

    I think that’s awesome that you are giving people a chance to get back in the working world. When will you be having another job fair?

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