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Pharmavite begins hiring process in Opelika; nearly 300 jobs

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OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) -

Major vitamin supplier has started its hiring process and is looking to hire nearly 300 people by the first of the year.

Pharmavite recently announced it is ready to start filling positions before construction on the new 330,000 sq. ft. plant is done.

"We knew when we got this project that they were on an aggressive timeline and they actually hope to be in production by January of 2013," says Lori Huguley.

Huguley who works with Opelika Economic development says that the company has 280 jobs up for grabs and the city is looking forward to tapping into this particular production market.

"It's a new industry something that we have not had before. It is something new and different and provides different opportunities for the citizens of Opelika as well as the surrounding areas."

Pharmavite is a leading manufacturer of high quality vitamins, minerals and dietary supplements. The company is expected to pump over $70 million into the local economy.

Cooperate officials told News Leader 9 that they are looking to hiring for a number of position like packaging engineers, quality control, finance, training, team leaders, production operators, maintenance and mechanics.

All positions require a high school diploma or an equivalent. Some high skill level jobs like maintenance and engineering requires special training and or College diplomas.

Huguley says the journey of landing the major company was not been easy but will prove to be beneficial to the local economy and those in need of work. 

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