Smith & Solomon’s Bellmawr, NJ Job Fair Provides Opportunity to Help Fulfill the Need for Drivers in the Trucking Industry
Bellmawr, New Jersey, September 20, 2014: It was a great turnout at Smith & Solomon’s Bellmawr Campus Job Fair this past Saturday. From over twenty plus vendors who attended, current Smith & Solomon students, alumni and the general public looking to pursue a career in trucking, this event provided information and opportunity for everyone.
It was reminded that most of the companies that attended are seeking to fill many driver positions. After speaking with representatives from each company, there has been an increase in both full-time and seasonal driver positions in comparison to last year’s hires.
UPS who hired at an increased rate of 6% last year says they will be hiring 14-15% more drivers this year for the holiday season- this is due to the rising numbers of online shopping.
Roehl Transport are hiring drivers immediately following their completion of the CDL program and are offering a starting salary of $40-45k to start. Additionally, Roehl’s available positions are for dedicated major accounts such as Kraft, and drivers will be home most weekends.
Having this information made available directly by the employer to the public serves as great validation for what the demand is for commercial drivers today. Smith & Solomon appreciates the support of their vendors, affiliates and all who attended to make this event a success. They are adamant about holding events like this that are effective by making the surrounding communities aware of the need and potential in the trucking industry to assist with the deficit of drivers, which in turn aids the economy.
Anyone who would like more information regarding the training programs available can find out more by visiting the Smith & Solomon Training Solutions website or by calling 1-800-622-0355.
About Smith & Solomon Training Solutions: Smith & Solomon Training Solutions is a truck driving facility that also offers forklift training programs. They take pride in and are serious about the level of training they are able to provide to their students. Additionally Smith & Solomon strive in providing convenience by operating 8 campuses in Linden, New Jersey, Bellmawr, New Jersey, Lakewood, New Jersey, Bordentown, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Norristown, Pennsylvania, Dupont, Pennsylvania and New Castle, Delaware. For the past 25 years, they have offered training programs to more than 35,000 graduates. As flexible scheduling is a part of their accommodative efforts to their students, they are able to offer training to everyone who wants to become a CDL truck driver or licensed forklift operator.
Company: Smith & Solomon Training Solutions
Address: 1701 Lower Rd.
Zip code: 07036
Telephone number: 1-908-474-1589
Contact: Mariela Rousey- firstname.lastname@example.org
I graduated your school during the summer of 2012 and landed a local driving job immediately and haven't looked back since. My life is back on track after being laid off in early 2012 and I'm on target to make over $75,000 this year. Again, thank you for the new skill. I just learned that truck drivers are more in the demand than ever as rules, laws, and regulations get more challenging, along with the next generation of truck drivers starting to retire creating a big hole in the industry.