DYERSBERG, Tenn. -Dot Foods, Inc., the nation's largest food industry redistributor, is looking to hire as many as 130 full- and part-time supervisors, warehouse, clerical and technical employees for its new 166,494 square-foot distribution center in Dyersburg. Dot Transportation, the wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods, is hiring Class A CDL regional truck drivers for the new location, as well.
Last November, the company broke ground on theDyersburgdistribution center, the company's ninthU.S.distribution center and first inTennessee. The $24-million, state-of-the-art facility inDyersburgIndustrial Parkwill bring 157 new jobs toDyerCountywithin the first three years. To date, the company has hired most of its leadership staff and some truck drivers who are currently operating out of temporary locations inDyersburguntil the distribution center is completed.
"As construction nears completion, we are hiring the rest of our team and filling as many of the 130 full- and part-time positions as we can prior to our official opening," said Tim Loyd, general manager of the Dyersburg distribution center. "We are looking for individuals who live inDyersburgor the surrounding communities and who want to be part of Dot's expansion. Being part of our team means you will be joining a growing company in a high-demand field."
For its warehouse, Dot Foods is looking to hire full- and part-time inventory and warehouse workers, garage technicians, clerical employees and supervisors. The new facility will provide the company with 166,494 square feet of space and will include frozen, refrigerated and ambient storage; a 125,000-square-foot warehouse; and a 9,500-square-foot truck and tractor garage. It will service Dot Foods' distributor customers in middle and westernTennessee,Alabama,Mississippi,Arkansas,Louisianaand westernKentucky.
"Our warehouse positions are a great opportunity for individuals seeking full-time careers, college students looking for part-time work, and those looking for an additional source of income," said Loyd.
Dot Transportation is also looking to hire Class A CDL regional truck drivers in theDyersburgarea to deliver products to Dot customers and pick up products from suppliers. The drivers will work in a regional capacity, delivering to locations in westernTennessee,Alabama,Mississippi,Arkansas,Louisianaand westernKentucky. All Dyersburg-based drivers will start and end their weekly dispatch inDyersburg.
Dot Transportation drivers must be punctual, have an excellent driving record, and possess a current Commercial Drivers License (CDL). For those who do not already hold a CDL, the company offers tuition reimbursement for truck-driving school. The company's drivers are among the highest-paid in the industry and can boost their earnings even more through productivity incentives.
All full-time positions at Dot Foods and Dot Transportation include excellent employee benefits, performance bonuses, profit sharing, 401(k) program, paid vacation, competitive wages and more. The company, founded in 1960 inMt. Sterling,Illinois, has never had a layoff in its 54-year history.
"Whether you join the Dot family as a driver, warehouse worker, or sales rep, we encourage our employees to pursue career paths throughout the company," added Loyd. "In fact, most of the company's managers have been promoted from within, and the fast-paced growth ensures ongoing opportunities."
Individuals interested in employment opportunities should go to www.dotfoods.com/careers for Dot Foods careers and www.DriveForDot.com for Dot Transportation careers. The sites include a full list of open position and job descriptions. Candidates interested in learning more about positions at theDyersburg facility can also call the office toll-free at (800) 366-3687. Applications for employment at theDyersburg facility must be submitted online.
About Dot Foods and Dot Transportation
Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 650 food industry manufacturers making it the largest food redistributor in the United States. Through Dot Transportation, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dot Foods and other freight carriers, the company distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers, which are located in Modesto, California; Vidalia, Georgia; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Illinois; Cambridge City, Indiana; Williamsport, Maryland; Liverpool, New York; and Ardmore, Oklahoma. A ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tennesseeis under construction and scheduled to open in November 2014. For more information, visit www.dotfoods.com.
Dot Foods and Dot Transportation each continue to experience exceptional growth. Both companies are looking to fill full-time and part-time positions in all locations nationwide. To learn more about careers at Dot Foods, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers and follow @DotFoodsCareers on Twitter. To learn more about careers at Dot Transportation, visit www.DriveForDot.com.