BURLEY, Id. - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter recognized Dot Foods and Dot Transportation for providing employment opportunities to those who serve our country. Dot's Burley, Idaho, facility employs 281 people, and 15 percent of its workforce is comprised of veterans representing the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines. Four members of the Burley team are currently active duty in the National Guard.
"We are happy to be able to offer a second career to the men and women who serve this country," Soto said. "As a veteran myself, I know firsthand how important it is to find work when your military career comes to an end. I've been able to apply the skills I developed in my eight years as a member of the U.S. Air Force in new ways at Dot, and I want other veterans to have the same opportunity."
Gov. Otter honored Dot Foods Burley for its support of veterans as part of his Capital for a Day activities on March 31 in neighboring Heyburn. Dot began production in Idaho in July 2008 and is one of the Mini-Cassia region's largest employers.
"A lot of vets struggle to find work that interests them and pays well," said Maintenance Manager Mark Gratzer. "At Dot, there are so many opportunities to learn new things and advance your career, and it's really nice to work with other veterans."
There is currently a large need in the supply chain workforce in the Mini-Cassia area. Dot Foods' Burley facility has seen 12 percent volume growth from 2014 and continues to increase its workforce to keep up with demand. Dot plans to add up to 25 jobs in the next few months and is hiring for both drivers and warehouse positions.