Alene Candles in Milford, a full-service contract candle manufacturer, is looking to triple its capacity and production by hiring 400 employees to prepare for the 2018 holiday season. The peak production period ramps up during the summer, as the company prepares for an increase in orders.
Alene Candles produces two-thirds of its annual volume between July and December, producing more than 40 million candles during that time frame last year between its two facilities in New Hampshire and Ohio.
“Over the past 10 years, Alene has emerged as one of North America’s largest contract candle manufacturers, fulfilling tens of thousands of custom-designed, fragranced candles for highly-regarded brands and renowned retailers,” says Rod Harl, President, Alene Candles. “We can attribute much of this success to our dedicated workforce which grows in size each summer and fall to help us reach our goal of making best-in-class candles that are gifted to friends and loved ones over the holidays.”
Alene Candles employees participate in team building activities, company raffles and giveaways and catered lunches. Alene Candles also embraces the conscious leadership philosophy, focusing on building trust and creating a conscious culture.
In addition to seasonal employment, Alene Candles is looking to fill more than 20 fulltime, year-round positions. These core roles are the backbone of the company, serving in vital positions throughout the candle making process. The hourly rates for these roles vary, starting at $11.25 to $20, depending on the specific position and experience of each candidate. These roles include: pour end and pack out coordinators, line leaders, zone owners, machine operators, wax mixers, materials handlers, quality assurance inspectors and quality assurance team leaders.