Uline looking for Collier County employees

Reporter: Rachel Cox-Rosen Writer: Paul Dolan
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The shipping warehouse is almost ready to start running, and they need workers to help.

Uline is holding two hiring events in Southwest Florida. The first event is coming up on February 11, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.

Uline’s branch manager hopes to hire people living in Collier County.

Uline package. CREDIT: WINK News

Uline warehouse workers manage many products and come April, the new Collier County warehouse will hold nearly 41,000 packing and shipping items, so they’re always ready.

Daniel Riquelme is a distribution manager for Uline and spoke with WINK News about working for Uline.

“A day in the life of Uline, as you come into work, you would either be packing out orders for our customers for next-day shipping across Florida or you would be operating an order picker and fulfilling freight orders, which is four pallets,” Riquelme said.

Uline needs about 100 people to do that work, and the company hopes to hire as many as possible in Collier County.

Brad Heisner is the Naples branch manager and also shared some thoughts with WINK News.

“Collier County and the state of Florida very conducive environment for business,” Heisner said. “Also, being right off I-75. It’s an easy hit to Miami or to Orlando, Tampa. But the puck is moving here you see all the growth that’s happening in Collier County, and we want to be a part of that.”

An aisle at Uline warehouse. CREDIT: WINK News

And Uline will promise stability for their workers with a year-round job, unaffected by season. Offering a general warehouse worker $25 per hour.

But, the question is, with a 2% unemployment rate in Collier County, will Uline find those hundred workers it needs?

“We have 13 locations across North America, and we have employees that are ready to jump in and help at any time,” HR manager Brittney Mahon, said. “So we are prepared either way, but certainly, we want to get as many Southwest Floridians in and meet with you. Talk to you more about the roles here and hopefully find a spot for you.”

Uline is confident that $25 an hour pay will be enough for people to actually live in Collier County, but it’s not a requirement.

Applicants who live outside of the county are welcome to apply.

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