Richmond, Va. (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
K2 Trophies and Awards, a Richmond, Virginia-based company providing trophies and awards nationwide, announced plans to hire 12 seasonal workers to handle demand for fall awards, Wes McKinney, Operations Manager, announced today.
The new hires bring the total number of employees at the facility to 45 and provide a boost for Richmond’s sluggish job market. Unemployment in Richmond, Va. was 6.5% in July 2012, which is 0.3 percentage points higher than its annual low of 6.2% set in March, and 1.7 percentage points lower than the national average of 8.3%.
“We’re fortunate to have more than half of our employees returning from the spring busy season,” McKinney said, “which should help with training the new employees as well as providing timely product delivery for our fall customers.”
K2 Trophies and Awards, which is celebrating its 10-year business anniversary this year, added 200 new trophies, plaques and medals to its fall lineup. New employees will be trained to assemble and customize new and existing merchandise so K2 can keep its customer service commitment to customer of filling and shipping orders as quickly as possible.
“Our commitment to customer service is important to building repeat business, so we’re equally committed to making sure these new employees can fill orders correctly and efficiently.”
McKinney says that K2’s fall business comes from a combination of public and private sectors. “School corporations place orders to recognize football, soccer, volleyball and cheerleading athletes, as well as academic performers. County fair organizers need quality awards to give their livestock and home economics winners, and companies and nonprofit organizations are ordering awards for golf tournament fundraisers and placing end-of-year orders for employee and volunteer awards.”
About K2 Trophies and Awards
K2 Trophies and Awards, located in Richmond, Virginia, has been providing trophies, awards, medals, and more since 2002, with the goal of satisfying every customer. With a large variety of trophies and other items in stock, as well as a talented team of trophy builders on hand, K2 Trophies and Awards strives to offer the widest variety of trophies for the best price and the fastest shipping. K2 Trophies and Awards provides an entirely secure and encrypted site, and works hard to ensure that each order is fulfilled to the letter before shipment, so that each customer may have the best trophy-buying experience possible. For more information about K2 Trophies and Awards, visit K2Awards.com.