Wabash National hiring needs continue to grow

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Wabash National Corp. announced this week that, based on current demand levels, the need for additional hires continues to grow. “We not only met our plans announced earlier this year to have increased hourly staffing by 190 associates by the end of the first quarter, but have far exceeded that projection as order backlog has continued to grow,” says Dick Giromini, president and chief executive officer of the Lafayette, Ind.-based company. “With our current outlook, we expect that by the end of May to have added upward of 500 associates since the beginning of the year.”

“Recognizing that we are still in the early stages of an industry recovery, we are continuing to take the prudent route in filling our near-term staffing needs with temporary-status associates,” says Brent Yeagy, vice president and general manager of the company’s Transportation Products Group. “Once we believe that the recovery is sustainable, we will evaluate the opportunity to convert a number of those hired to full-time status.”