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Tredegar Film Products | 2016 Governor’s Job Creation Award Winner

With more than 150 employees, a third of them veterans, Tredegar Film  Products is one of the premier employers in Schuylkill County and continues  to grow its workforce. A global manufacturer of plastic film and laminates, Tredegar has been in operation since 1999. Before that, the same 1958 facility was operated as a plastic film manufacturer by Exxon.

With an entry-level production wage of $18.40 per hour, Tredegar attracts a quality workforce and has low turnover. For more than a decade, Tredegar has exclusively partnered with the PA CareerLink® Schuylkill County for all production hiring. The company became an ACT WorkKeys® profiled employer, using the WorkKeys® assessment testing for production workers since 2013. The WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate test scores and Talent Assessment Indices have proven to be successful hiring tools, evidenced by the retainment of all 13 of the company’s new hires in 2015. These employees have received incremental wage increases to as high as $20.94 per hour.

In 2014, Tredegar began participating in the PA CareerLink® on-the-job training (OJT) program, and of the 13 employees hired in 2015, four were the result of OJTs. Tredegar also provides ongoing training throughout employees’ careers, including: OSHA safety training, forklift recertification, advanced technological training and supervisory development training.

Tredegar sees continued growth in Schuylkill County. New production lines have increased jobs by 12 percent in 2015, and another 10 percent is expected for 2016. This means the PA CareerLink® Schuylkill County will be busy accepting job applications, making referrals, and providing OJT opportunities to many new hires.

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