Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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December 8, 2011

"Big Game" offers big employment opportunities

Greensburg — GREENSBURG -- A certain February football game set to take place at Lucas Oil Stadium could lead to some once-in-a-lifetime employment opportunities for central and southeastern Indiana residents.

"The Big Game," a match-up between the National Football League's AFC and NFC champions, will take over downtown Indianapolis for two weeks of football-related festivities following the fast-approaching NFL playoffs.

One area employment agency is currently accepting applications so that nearby residents can have the opportunity to be a part of it.

Representatives of MS-IL Staffing, a hiring agency based primarily in Indianapolis, visited Greensburg City Hall Wednesday and took applications from area residents for temporary work throughout the "Big Game" celebrations.

Some of the jobs offered include housekeeping, hospitality staff, customer service, welding positions, supervisor positions, pick and pack, forklift drivers, RF scanners, quality control operators, snow removal and others.

MS-IL operations manager Lonnie Hockman told the Daily News he and his staff are hoping to recruit around 1,200 area residents to take on temporary employment in Indianapolis early next year.

He stated the company has already received "several hundred" applications.

All applicants hoping to obtain a position must register with MS-IL Staffing by Dec. 15.

In addition to Wednesday's visit to the Tree City, MS-IL employees have made stops in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Terre Haute, along with "pretty much every nearby college campus," according to Chrystal Wall, MS-IL human resources administrator.

Hockman and Wall stated they hoped to reach applicants in Decatur and Shelby counties via their Wednesday program at City Hall.

The application process itself, they said, is fairly similar to any other with one notable exception: Wall said that the NFL's background check is more in-depth than that of most potential employers, and she noted that the typical safety concerns associated with a sporting event of this magnitude necessitate such an action.

"Security is pretty tight there," she said.

Wall stated that applicants should also take great care when filling out applications, as the slightest error or oversight can lead to being disqualified for a position.

She mentioned that leaving a question blank or making a mistake can lead to an application being rejected.

In spite of the strict nature of the application process, Wall said that the available positions are "going quickly" and those seeking to take part in the event should apply as soon as possible.

MS-IL Staffing's hiring duties extend far beyond the upcoming championship football game.

The organization takes applications for warehouse work in the Indianapolis area, One Solution Logistics in Greensburg, as well as a variety of jobs within Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts; and Conseco Fieldhouse, the Indiana Pacers home court and a popular concert venue.

MS-IL will also soon be opening a branch in Greensburg. Chrystal Wall is set to assume the duties of branch manager of that institution when it arrives early next year.

For more information, contact MS-IL Staffing at (317) 329-6800 or on the web at www.ms-il.com.

Contact: Brent Brown at (812) 663-3111, x 7056

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