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      Expanding operation at DOT Foods leads to more hires

      Business is booming at DOT Foods in Mt. Sterling and they're looking for help.

      The city's largest employer is hosting a job fair in an attempt to fill 30 vacant poistions Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

      The company needs to hire workers who will work in the dry, frozen and cooler sections of its Mt. Sterling distribution center.

      The distribution center it's a constant flow of tow motors, order's being filled and trucks being loaded and unloaded. About 1,900 people work at the complex.

      "We've had a lot of promotions within the company especially within our warehouse group," DOT Foods employment recruiter Christina Crandall said. "So we have a lot of our warehouse employees moving up into different positions and that's allowing more spots and more people to apply online and be able to come to DOT Foods and get a start."

      Rachel Sheley worked at DOT Foods for several years. Her brother got her interested in applying for the job two years ago. She doesn't plan on leaving any time soon.

      "In the past I had worked where I got paid once a month and here you get paid every two weeks," Sheley said. "Well my first pay check was actually more than what my monthly income was at my previous job."

      Warehouse employees work four 10-hour shifts or three 12-hour shifts.

      There are day and night shifts available. The company is looking for full-time and part-time employees.