Company Name: Candle-Lite Company, LLC
Country of Origin: U.S.
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Candle-lite, America’s Original Candle Company, has been crafting candles in Ohio for over 180 years and is one of the largest candle manufacturers in the country. Candle-Lite brands include Candle-lite Everyday, America’s No. 1 candle brand, Essential Elements, CLCo and CLCo Wooden Wick custom fragrances.
Company Website: www.candle-lite.com
- Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 82
- Jobs retained: 618
- Capital Investment: $1,702,500
Candle-Lite saw double-digit growth over the past year through distribution channels that include Walmart, Kroger, Meijer and other national retailers. To keep up with demand, the company operates 24 hours a day, six days a week to eliminate sales order backlog. Candle-Lite needs to grow capacity and hire, retain, and train workers for immediate employment in its manufacturing operations.
Candle-lite is investing in its home of Blue Ash in Southeast Ohio to find, train, and retain talent.
Ohio’s advanced manufacturing sector employs nearly 700,000 skilled individuals, the third-largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S. Finding talent can be a challenge for some manufacturers, but Ohio has dozens of trade schools, technical centers, and job training and certification programs, as well as colleges and universities specializing in current and rising manufacturing needs. Plus, with the help of the JobsOhio Talent Acquisition Services (TAS) program, businesses can find and hire the talent they need from this abundant talent pool.
TAS has been developed to identify a company’s talent challenges and build sustainable talent recruitment strategies that provide support at every stage of the candidate journey. TAS will assist Candle-lite with existing talent recruitment efforts including talent attraction, sourcing and marketing, pre-screening, assessments, and training.
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JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and the Ohio Development Services Agency