BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., May 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to boost morale and show appreciation for employees in the hard hit metro Detroit area, family owned and operated AJM Packaging Corporation will be providing bonuses of up to $1,000 to all eligible Detroit area manufacturing employees. AJM Packaging Corporation is also hiring more than 250 new employees to meet crucial needs being driven by the ongoing pandemic.
AJM produces high-quality paper products, including paper plates, cups, bowls and bags, which have seen a surge in demand since late February. "In spite of the challenges we're facing together right now, we continue to be inspired and motivated by the resilience of our employees," said Robert A. Epstein, President of AJM Packaging. "We're very proud to have been designated a 'Critical Infrastructure' company and we are just as proud of our 'critical employees' and the courage and commitment they have demonstrated."
AJM is implementing a "Critical Infrastructure Bonus Plan" in its three metro-Detroit manufacturing sites, communities that have been some of the hardest hit by Coronavirus. "We want to show our team that we appreciate the effort they're putting forth, being present, on time and available for work every day," said Epstein. "The bonus of up to $1,000 is based on employee attendance over a ninety-day period and will be made available to both current and new employees who start by May 20, 2020."
"The health and safety of our employees has always been our top priority, but it's been particularly challenging to safeguard since the arrival of COVID-19," said Epstein. As the situation evolves, AJM has taken additional steps to protect front-line employees including temperature checks upon entry into each facility, providing all employees with masks and gloves, and regularly sanitizing communal spaces.
The 250-plus new full-time hires at AJM locations in metro Detroit will be permanent positions. AJM expects demand for disposable paper goods to continue to grow, even after the current pandemic is under control, as more and more people prefer purchasing their own food to eat at home. Manufacturing openings at AJM include machine operators, machine techs, maintenance mechanics, shift supervisors, and general production laborers. All employees, including the 250-plus new hires, also receive company-paid medical insurance from Blue Cross Blue Shield. For information on current openings and benefits, visit ajmpack.com/careers.
ABOUT AJM PACKAGING CORPORATION
Founded in 1957, AJM Packaging manufactures high-quality branded and private-label paper products. The Michigan-based company operates eight plants throughout the country, including its original Detroit manufacturing site. AJM was named 2018 Employer of the Year by SER Metro-Detroit.
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