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Weaver popcorn responds to growing demand, adding staff

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WHITESTOWN, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana companies on the search for talent are pulling out all the stops in a tight labor market. Whitestown-based Weaver Popcorn Manufacturing Inc. is offering $5,000 signing bonuses, as it looks to hire 100 new employees.

The popcorn maker says it is looking for skilled machine operators and technicians for its facilities in Whitestown and in the Grant County town of Van Buren.

Weaver says it is undergoing a large-scale capital expansion to add production capacity.

“This is due to high growth with our customers and overall demand in the popcorn category,” said Weaver Chief Executive Officer Jason Kashman. “We’re continuing to add new customers on top of this.”

In addition to the bonus, the base pay ranges from $22 to $29 per hour, among other benefits. The company says there is also a $2/hour premium for working nights.