Training set to start that could be beneficial for potential TJX distribution center hires

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They are looking to train about 300 candidates

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Training will soon start that could help potential hires for the TJX HomeGoods Distribution Center in Lordstown.

The Professional Development Center is looking to train about 300 candidates starting next week.

The center is not affiliated with TJX and this training is not a requirement to be hired, but it could be helpful for potential employees to develop necessary skills.

There will be two training sessions in professional forklift and safety.

The first training starts Dec. 7 and 8 at the Professional Development Center, which is on the 7th floor of the Chase Bank Building in downtown Youngstown.

Training will then be held periodically leading up to the distribution center’s grand opening or until all positions are filled.

TJX has not set an opening date yet. The company has not started the application process and there is no date yet for when that will begin. TJX has its own hiring and screening process, separate from this training.

“If individuals come through and they participate, we will definitely recommend those individuals to TJX, and we look forward to them receiving employment through TJ Maxx,” said Amber Rios, with the Professional Development Center.

All candidates must register at the center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. No appointment is necessary and walk-ins are welcome.

“I think there is a resurgence of our economy and workforce. It is vital that people know there are plenty of job opportunities, particularly in this time,” said Jeff Magda, with the Professional Development Center.

Those applying should bring a valid ID and Social Security card.

You can call the Professional Development Center at 330-797-3995 for more information.

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