Increased business has prompted Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. to convert 50 to 60 temporary positions to regular full-time spots.
An unspecified number of new hires will be included in those figures, said Al ÖCandioto, human resources director. The snack-food maker made the announcement Monday.
Starting wages begin at $10.25 and include benefits. Wages will increase based on position and experience.
Pretzels Inc. employs about 270 full-time employees, many represented by Teamsters Local 414. Union officials were not available for comment.
"Our business has been blessed with continued steady growth," CEO Steve Huggins said in a statement. "We believe that several factors have contributed to this, including quality products, focus on customer service and the fact that we have a great relationship with this community."
Besides pretzels, the company – which has had a presence in Wells County since 1954 – provides various cheese snacks to numerous grocery chains, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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