East Point Potato 2009 Inc. – East Point Road, Souris
East Point Potato 2009 Inc. grades and packages potatoes using state-of-the-art packaging equipment. The operation runs from November to July.
“We hire about 18 seasonal employees for grading and packaging potatoes, which is physically demanding work,” says Boyd Rose, Co-owner.
“We have about 10 regulars from the community with us every season. It can be challenging and frustrating to find and retain new hires. We recruit, co-owner staff mostly through word-of-mouth.
“This year, Career Development Services (CDS) provided names of job seekers, which was helpful. I am considering hiring off-shore workers if I am unable to retain a local workforce.
“We offer a health plan, and a $12.50 an hour starting wage, with the potential for full-time hours.”
For more information, contact Boyd Rose at 902-357-2225. Visit www.eastpointpotato.ca.