SHANNON, Miss. (WTVA) - Companies beyond Mississippi and here at home are trying to hire new workers.
One Lee County manufacturing company needs help to build parts for lawnmowers, BMW automobiles and more.
"It's a great place to work. We've got great benefits," Robert Vail of Grammer Incorporated in Shannon said.
Vail is a first-shift supervisor for the manufacturing company. Holding no degree, he said Grammer gave him an opportunity to grow and move up.
He said Grammer is a place for people who want a job they can stick with for a while.
"Ideas come from anybody in the organization, from the guy that just started, to the people who have been here since we opened," Vail said.
Human Resources Manager Brad Boyd explained Grammer supplies the automotive industry with consoles for cars like BMW and Mercedes.
They also make seating for industrial equipment such as lawnmowers.
"Individuals with no degree, with degrees, freshly out of high school or college," Boyd said.
"Everything, I just love my job," Alicia Montgomery said.
Montgomery began working at Grammer at the end of 2020.
As a team leader, her responsibility includes supervising her team members and making sure they do their jobs correctly.
In addition to working at Grammer, Montgomery is also going to school to earn her degree in communication and journalism. She said her job always keeps her busy.
"I learn something new every day. You know, it's challenging."
Ultimately, Boyd explained that Grammer wants to see its employees grow and improve their skills.
"All they have to say is, 'I would like to try this,' or 'I would like to try a new job,' or 'I would like this career path,' and we can help them achieve those goals," Boyd said.