Igloo To Boost Manufacturing Positions

Igloo said it will be looking to fill up to 500 temporary manufacturing positions in its Katy, TX based plant. In order to maintain social distancing during the hiring process, Igloo will host a “Virtual Job Fair” on Thursday, June 4 at 9 a.m. CDT.

As many businesses are continuing to feel adverse effects of COVID-19, Igloo said its products are in demand as consumers need to keep their drinks cold and food fresh on “staycations” and back yard adventures, close-to-home family day trips, and BYOE (bring your own everything) small gatherings.

At its facility in Katy, Texas, Igloo has implemented strict policies to keep workers safe. Every employee’s temperature is taken prior to entering, social distancing protocols are in place, trained medical professionals are on-site, and employees with symptoms or a positive test for COVID-19 are given paid sick leave.

Dave Allen, Igloo’s CEO and president, said, “We are extremely proud of our team’s response to the pandemic. We reacted quickly to ensure the safety of our staff, kept our workforce employed when sales slowed, and have also been able to rally our community to donate $203,794 to support those in need during this time. Now changing consumer actions have caused a spike in demand for our product and we are seeking to fill hundreds of new American manufacturing jobs.”