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Curtain Raises on "La Porte County Works"

(La Porte County, IN) - A local official is spreading the word about employment opportunities in La Porte County.


La Porte County Commissioner Sheila Matias will be highlighting a local firm at every commissioner's meeting under a program "La Porte County Works." Matias said the idea is to combat a longstanding misconception that La Porte County no longer has a lot of manufacturing jobs and the only jobs available are ones paying minimum wage.


The first company she highlighted was Sullivan-Palatek at 1201 US-20 in Michigan City. Sullivan Palatek is a maker of air compressors employing close to 150 people.


Currently, the family-owned company is actively hiring for entry-level positions starting at $15 per hour. Administrative and production workers earn anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 annually.


Matias will have information posted about each company highlighted at a commissioner's meeting on the LaPorte County government website for people to review. 

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