AVONDALE, La. — Fuji Vegetable Oil, a leading oils and fats producer in the food industry, will host a virtual job fair on Tuesday, March 9, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Hosted in partnership with the nation’s top-ranked state workforce development program, LED FastStart®, the Fuji Vegetable Oil event will take place on a virtual chat platform. Candidates are asked to pre-register online for a meeting time.
In November 2018, Fuji Vegetable Oil broke ground on its $70 million facility developing a food processing, storage and distribution complex in Jefferson Parish just west of New Orleans. The project creates 43 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of $77,000, plus benefits.
“We’re excited to begin the recruitment process for these positions,” said Fuji Oil Plant Manager Joel Headings. “Since construction began, we have been excited to become part of the permanent landscape of the West Bank and the Avondale community. We are looking to fill the majority of these positions through this job fair.”
Fuji Vegetable Oil seeks applicants for technical positions and production personnel, including team leads, process operators, utility process technicians, truck loading technicians and more. Before attending the events, applicants should register and visit https://opportunities.ledfaststart.com/global/en/fuji-vegetable-oil-careers to view specific job openings and to upload résumés.
“LED FastStart is proud to partner with Fuji Vegetable Oil to host this virtual job fair and connect Louisiana’s talented workforce with good jobs,” said LED FastStart Executive Director Paul Helton. “Even in these challenging times, Louisiana’s economy remains resilient, and we are happy to see companies like Fuji filling open positions.”
Following the job fair, applicants receiving consideration for roles will be asked to participate in interviews and further job-related screening and testing. Hiring decisions will follow these additional steps. Selected candidates who accept employment opportunities with Fuji will be required to pass a medical exam, drug screen and background check. Fuji Vegetable Oil will be operating on a continuous production schedule, and candidates must be available to work flexible schedules or rotating shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays.
About Fuji Vegetable Oil
Fuji Vegetable Oil Inc. is a leader in the production of ingredients for the food industry. Established in 1987, Fuji Vegetable Oil has continued to grow as a major supplier of specialty fats and oils. Produced at its state-of-the-art refinery facilities in Savannah, Georgia, the company’s products are found in the confectionary and baking industries across North America. Consumers will find Fuji products in a variety of quality foods, from the finest chocolates to gourmet cakes. In addition, the company provides a multitude of products to industrial end-users. Fuji’s raw material comes from sustainable sources and include all the palm and palm kernel fractions, along with coconut and liquid oils. The company is dedicated to delivering only the best quality products and service. Fuji Vegetable Oil is a subsidiary of Fuji Oil Holdings Inc., which is headquartered in Japan.