Koch Industries and 10 of its subsidiaries have announced the companies are looking to fill thousands of job openings across the U.S.
The company said it needs to add approximately 2,500 new workers at its business units that include Koch Carbon, Koch Minerals, Matador Cattle and Koch Chemical Technology Group, according to the Wichita Eagle. Many of the job openings will call for technology, accounting and engineering professionals.
Jeff Morris, director of talent for Koch Industries, said most of the openings are due to the company's rapid growth and will take time to fill.
"It’s a good problem to have," Morris told the news agency. "You’d like to be able to fill positions as quickly as you can. But we are selective and find the best we can hire. It’s not necessarily a quick catch-up."
Meanwhile, in Ohio, a Texas-based company that makes equipment for the natural gas industry is looking to build a new $13.2 million factory in Youngstown. The Ohio Business Journal Daily reports that the Exterran Energy Solutions plant could eventually employ between 400 and 500 workers.
If approved by the state legislature, construction at the Salt Springs Industrial Park site would begin in February and take about a year to complete.