Denso raises wages to attract more manufacturing workers
DENSO manufacturing in Battle Creek strengthens incentives to hire more people. It increases the starting minimum wage for some newly hired second-shift workers to $ 20 an hour. The company says some of its new hires can expect annual salaries and overtime to exceed $ 50,000.
DENSO is Battle Creek’s largest employer. Like almost every business in the state with job openings, getting people to apply has been difficult as the grip of the COVID-19 virus outbreak has eased.
Many business leaders and state politicians have blamed at least some of the blame for unfilled jobs with extended unemployment benefits offered by states using money sent by the federal government.
DENSO hopes that its salary level increase and a $ 500 sign-up bonus for new second-shift manufacturing jobs will be enough to get more residents of the Battle Creek area to take a closer look at employment options there.
The company also publishes salary and bonus levels for other jobs, including “experienced manufacturing” with starting salaries of up to $ 20.25 an hour. This employment tier includes a login bonus of $ 1,800 and a sign-up bonus of $ 2,200.
Qualified electricians applying for jobs at DENSO can expect wages of up to $ 33.75 per hour and a bonus for accepting a job offer of up to $ 11,500. DENSO may also consider relocation options for newly hired and qualified electricians.
DENSO is also warn potential employees that some criminals attempt to use the company name in fraudulent hiring communications. He has a special page on his website dedicated to warning people not to fall victim to these criminal attempts.