Company announces wage increases, job openings at Tony's Pizza plant in Salina

Monday, June 26th, 2017 - Jobs

SALINA, Kan. More jobs and increased wages. That’s what an employer has planned for its workforce in Salina.

Monday, Schwan’s Company, which owns and operates the Tony’s Pizza manufacturing facility in Salina, announced a $2-an-hour wage increase as the plant and warehouse gear up to fill 170 open positions. The company says the wage increase amounts to an investment of about $5 million annually.

To fill the open positions, Schwan’s Company says the Tony’s Pizza facility team is hosting a job fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday (June 28) and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday (June 29) at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center.

Schwan’s says the facility is also participating in a job fair from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Newton’s Meridian Center.

The company says it “is hiring for production line attendants, sanitation associates, maintenance team members and more.”

Along with attending job fairs, anyone interested in learning more about the open positions can visit .

Schwan’s says in addition the the wage increase, the company has expanded shift-differential compensation. This means the company pays employees an extra $1.50 per hour if they work between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

“We are looking for great people to join our Tony’s team, and with this latest wage adjustment, people working the late shifts will be starting at $15 an hour,” said Todd Clark, senior director of manufacturing at the Tony’s Pizza manufacturing facility. “We are offering steady, full-time work with a well-established food company where you can grow your career.”

Upgrades for the Tony’s facility include new production equipment, as well as renovated employee break rooms and bathrooms, the company says.

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