Ontex has announced a job fair for Saturday, Nov. 6, which is proof things move fast in Rockingham County.

In August 2019, Roy Carroll, president and owner of The Carroll Companies, which owns this publication, announced that he was developing the South Rockingham Corporate Park in the triangle of land where US 68 merges into I-73 and about 10 minutes from the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Carroll said that because of highway access and the proximity to the airport this was a prime location for industrial development.

In May 2020, Rockingham County announced that Ontex would be building a $96 million plant in the South Rockingham Corporate Park.

Ontex is a Belgian company that specializes in the manufacture of disposable hygiene products including baby and adult diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Now Ontex has announced that on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. it will be holding its first job fair at the Holiday Inn Express at Piedmont International Airport to start filling the jobs at the new manufacturing plant.

According to Ontex there are a wide range of career opportunities available and company officials say that Ontex is hoping to find employees who are “interested in growing with an expanding, international company.”

The positions include, but aren’t limited to maintenance technicians, machine operators, quality inspectors, forklift operators and research and development jobs.

According to a press release from the company, Ontex intends to offer employment on the spot to those qualified.

Even if you can’t make it to the job fair on Nov. 6, the company still wants to hear from you.  You can apply online through Indeed.com.  Just search for “Ontex” once your browser pulls up the site’s landing page.

Job seekers who would prefer to start the process by speaking with a human being can apply by calling 336-280-0004.