Bemis Farms Preschool & Flame Heating and Cooling

SALINE, Mich. (WXYZ) – Two other companies want to expand their payroll as Michigan’s employee shortage continues to impact metro Detroit’s economic recovery.

“When you get into this area of ​​child development, your heart is in it and you want it,” said Kristine Lindemulder, director of Bemis Farms Preschool and Childcare.

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Unlike many of the companies we’ve heard of during the pandemic, Bemis Farms doesn’t have a major headcount due to COVID, according to Lindemulder. Still, Bemis Farms is now eager to hire people.

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“We had some team members who unfortunately expected that working with children was not good for them at the moment, so they plan to return later in life,” she said.

For now, Bemis Farms is looking for a full-time pre-k assistant teacher and a part-time pre-kindergarten teacher. Positions start between $ 10 and $ 14 dollars based on experience.

Ideal candidates for the Bemis Farms team should be creative and of course enjoy working with children.

“This is the only place where you can just sit and play with children”

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A high school diploma or equivalent is required, but an associate in an area related to the development or education of children is preferred. Lindemulder also said they are looking for candidates who are willing to continue their developmental education in childhood.

Bemis Farms also offers comprehensive care programs within the Lincoln Consolidated School System.

In addition to health benefits and paid professional development, Bemis offers childcare discounts to employees.

Interested candidates can register via Indeed.com or contact Kristine directly at kristine@bemisfarmschildcare.com.

Another area company looking to hire is Flame Heating and Cooling based out of Warren.

‘So just because you say I don’t know anything. We’ll take you anyway, ”Gary Marowske, company president, told Action News.

This year Flame has launched a new internal training program for called Flame University; an opportunity to learn a trade and take home a salary at the same time.

It’s what helps Ronnie Alexander build on the skills he already has. The army veteran already had a basic understanding of the HVAC industry, but is now on his way to becoming an installer. He started at Flame as an apprentice driver.

“This is not the field where you can just wake up and learn everything overnight,” Alexander told Action News. “

Alexander also works with a mentor every day during his work. He will graduate in three weeks with Flame’s inaugural class.

Marowske hopes that future hires see Flame University as a real growth opportunity.

“We learn their work ethic, they learn our culture. And within 12 to 24 months they will be on their own in a truck and earning a good income, ”he said.

At the moment Flame is looking for technical support, installation, service technicians and electricians. Entry pay starts at around $ 14 and goes up based on experience and ability.

“You can start here, and sky is the limit,” Alexander said.

Interested candidates can apply online at Flamefurnace.com or call 888-234-2340.

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