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Trish Parker with Digi-Key describes an immediate need for 300 Workampers in western Minnesota for a moving project

I closed last week’s show by saying I’d be interviewing a Workamper this week who produces curriculum from her RV, but I’ll need to change that up because there is an immediate need for 300 Workampers to work on a moving project in Minnesota.

Trish Parker works for Express Professionals in Grand Forks, N.D. One of their clients, Digi-Key, is moving into a new location in Thief River Falls, Minn., which is about an hour east of Grand Forks. The company is a world-class electronics distribution company.

Workampers are needed to help move existing inventory to a new climate-controlled product distribution center down the road from the current location. Using handheld scanners, they’ll be tracking inventory from its current spaces to the new storage areas. They’ll be working overnight, but the pay is really good.

Workampers need the ability to stand for eight to 10 hours per shift and occasionally lift at least 35 pounds. Plus, they’ll be moving frequently while working.

They are paid $20 per hour to work from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. All their lodging is paid for, too. Because Digi-Key needs at least 300 people to help with this project, the company is opening the opportunity not only to RVers who can stay in local campgrounds, but to anyone else who can stay in a local hotel.

Workampers will need to make a three-month commitment, but they do have the option to extend beyond that. In fact, Express Professionals will hire a bunch of Workampers to help with the sugar beet harvest this fall. So, it’s possible for people to spend the summer working for Digi-Key and continue working this fall to harvest beets.

Trish is hiring people right now to start within a few weeks. People can choose to start on April 4, April 18 and May 2.

Workampers have to undergo quite a bit of training before they can start their jobs. After all, it’s essential that the right products be moved to the right bins in the new facility.

People can choose to work from Monday through Friday or from Sunday to Thursday. The good news is they have the same two days off every week. Overtime hours are available. So, this is an excellent opportunity to make a significant amount of income in a relatively short time.

Workampers will need basic computer and typing skills, and they’ll need to pass a background check. They should also enjoy working with people of different ages and backgrounds.

There are a lot of things to do in that part of the country when you’re not working. There are many nearby lakes for fishing, boating and paddlesports. Winnipeg, Manitoba, is less than three hours away, and Fargo, N.D., is about two hours south. Summertime in Minnesota is fun because of all the small-town festivals, fairs and concerts that take place.

More information is available at www.theunbeetableexperience.com/dk, including a webinar conducted for Workamper News that you can listen to online. You can also fill out an application, which I encourage you to do right away because the hiring window will close soon.

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That’s all I have for this week. Next week, I’ll be talking with an employer in South Dakota who has immediate openings for people with construction experience to work on a project to build an entire community out of an old Army base. I’ll have more details on the next episode of The Workamper Show. Thank you for listening.

Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is a former journalist who covered the recreation vehicle industry since 2009. He started podcasting in 2014 and enjoys interviewing people about ways to live, work and play in their RVs.

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  1. I am currently working at DK. The work is easy, and the folks here treat us like family. The pay is great and there is plenty of OT to grab. The town has everything we need, and Grand Forks is not far and has more shopping choices. If you don’t want to deal with the public at crowded campgrounds, or clean campsites, and toilets this summer, then this is the place for you!

      1. I have worked 5 peak seasons for several different Amazon FCs. The work here at DK (picking) is not as strenuous or demanding. No heavy lifting! Most of the parts are chips and capacitors and fans. We work 8 hour shifts get (2) 15 min breaks and 1/2 hour lunch. OT is available every day. Previously at Amazon, I logged 10-12 miles per shift and walked up/down stairs 20+ times per hour. DK IS DIFFERENT. They keep you in the same area. My DK stats are under 2 miles per shift and no stairs! I take the stairs only for breaks and lunch. The campgrounds are all under 7 miles with some being 1 mile away. This is a great gig!

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