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Kapolei Packaging Plant Welcomes New West Oahu Employees

Aiea-based Rengo Packaging Inc. opened its new facility in Kapolei July 1 on 160,000 square feet of land at Campbell Industrial Park.

More than 60 percent of the new hires — who include general laborers, machine operators and production workers — are West Oahu residents.

City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine proudly announced the the high percentage of area workers recently.

“I am excited to see businesses like Rengo Packaging bringing jobs to the Leeward Coast,” stated Pine. “Our goal is to make residents aware of these opportunities, and the 53,000 jobs on the Leeward Coast, so they can get out of traffic and spend more time with their families.”

Bringing West Oahu residents job opportunities closer to home has been a pet project of Pine since 2012, when she launched the Hire Leeward campaign. The project aims to improve quality of life for West Oahu residents by encouraging them to seek jobs in their neighborhoods and improve coordination between area job seekers and prospective employers.

The project also is responsible for hosting an annual job and career fair. Rengo Packaging was in attendance at the most recent one.

For more information on the campaign and to view weekly area job postings, go to hireleeward.com. Employers can submit area job opportunities to Pine by calling 768-5001.

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