WAPAKONETA — Golden Fresh Farms in Wapakoneta will be hosting a local job fair on Friday, Oct, 28, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The job fair will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 614 N. Dixie Highway in Wapakoneta.
Representatives from Golden Fresh Farms and Ohio Jobs and Family Services will be present to explain the various career opportunities available at the new hydroponic greenhouse complex currently under construction in Wapakoneta. The first phase of the complex is scheduled for completion in December 2016. Phase One will create 82 new jobs.
Founded in 1954, the family-owned company is headquartered in Kingsville, Ontario. Their operations are fully integrated from seeding, harvesting, packaging, and shipping to ensure freshness and quality. Their expansion into Ohio will make certain their U.S. customers receive the freshest, highest quality, environmentally sustainable, and locally-grown produce throughout the year. Phase One will be planted with 200,000 tomato plants. At full build-out, the complex will include 200-acres under glass with 400 employees.