A local company will soon begin hiring employees for its Knox County plant that the company says is ahead of schedule.

Huntingburg-based Farbest Foods says construction on its new turkey processing plant in Vincennes is running a little ahead of its original construction schedule. The new 227 thousand square foot plant will initially employ 300 people. Interviews and the hiring process to fill those positions are set to kick off tomorrow at a job fair being hosted at the Vincennes WorkOne office. This event will be the first in a series of job fairs that will be held in Vincennes, Washington and Princeton. The company also has a new feed mill in Bruceville that will employ up to 30 people.

Upcoming job fairs will include but are not limited to the following:

Tomorrow: Vincennes WorkOne office – 2 pm to 6 pm Eastern time
1500 N. Chestnut Street (on the Vincennes University campus)

Interviews for experienced food production workers

Saturday: Vincennes WorkOne office – 9 am to 1 pm Eastern time
1500 N. Chestnut Street (on the Vincennes University campus)

Interviews for experienced food production workers

Tuesday, Oct. 29 – 2 pm to 6 pm Local time at these three Indiana locations:
Vincennes WorkOne office – 1500 N. Chestnut Street
Washington Knights of Columbus building – 319 E. Main Street
Princeton WorkOne office – 112 N. Prince Street

Interviews for general production positions

Farbest Foods president Ted Seger says the Vincennes plant will be opening due to the company’s home plant in Huntingburg closing in on its capacity. Seger says nearly 75 million dollars have been invested in the Vincennes plant, 20 million dollars will be invested in the Bruceville milling facility, and about 54 million dollars will go towards the creation of 60 new turkey-growing farms. Seger says another 40 turkey-growing farms will be needed once the company launches a second shift.

For more information on the company or available jobs, you can visit farbestfoods.com.