Safway Opening Houston Hiring Center

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Company cites need for thousands of top-performing employees for coming boom.

"The new hiring center is located on the doorstep of major industrial clients in the Houston area." - Safway Director of Human Resources Jenny Christel

With billions of dollars of work on the horizon in the Gulf Coast area, Safway Services is opening a state-of-the-art hiring center in the Houston suburb of Deer Park to recruit top-performing employees. Safway will hold an open house to kick off the new hiring center on Thursday, July 9 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“In light of the increase in projects in the Gulf area, we’re investing in new technology, infrastructure and training programs to fill a variety of skilled and unskilled craft positions,” said Tomi Umemoto, a Safway branch manager in the Gulf Region.

The new jobs will offer top pay, training and benefits for positions in high demand. Safway is seeking all levels of personnel in scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing and coatings and is looking to hire between 3,000 and 7,000 people in the Gulf Region in the coming months. “It is critical that we develop the best possible workforce and provide quality training to perform at the highest level,” explained Umemoto. “This new state-of-the-art hiring center will help us achieve both of these objectives.”

Safway Director of Human Resources, Jenny Christel, noted, “The new hiring center is located on the doorstep of major industrial clients in the Houston area. We’re excited about the opportunity to attract a larger talent pool in the area and help thousands participate in the growth of this dynamic marketplace.” She noted the firm will provide a range of training at the center and will recruit workers for top projects throughout the Gulf South.

The economic boom and the related hiring demand is due to a variety of factors. “Shale development has provided an abundant, affordable supply of US natural gas used as an energy source and as a key raw material to make plastics and other essential products,” acknowledges Umemoto. “Natural gas prices have become predictable, consistent and relatively cheap, meaning a wide range of projects in the Gulf Region that rely on natural gas are now deemed economically viable.”

Safway, a U.S. owned and operated company, serves the energy, marine, and industrial sectors through more than 95 offices across the United States and Canada, including nine in Texas, plus a growing system of distributors worldwide.

"Safway is a great organization to work for, and stands out above the rest because we care about our employees’ future,” said Marissa Davis, the Hiring Center’s manager. “Safway is an industry leader that provides training associated with a specific career path,” she added.

The center’s phone number is 281-479-3506. More information is at

About Safway Group    
With more than 95 locations in the U.S. and Canada and a growing system of distributors worldwide, Safway Group companies deliver efficient, high-performance multiservice solutions – THE SMART WAY™ – by collaborating, communicating and sharing resources. Offering experience and expertise in access, scaffolding, insulation, fireproofing, surface preparation and coatings, Safway Group companies include CL Coatings; Industrial Coatings & Fireproofing (ICF); Redi Solutions; Safway Atlantic; Safway Services; Safway Services Canada; S&E Bridge & Scaffold; and Swing Staging. With the largest engineering staff, an exclusive project management system, award-winning safety excellence and a full line of products and services, Safway Group companies design and implement innovative, quality solutions at the lowest installed cost for projects of any size and scope. Safway has been an industry leader since 1936. Safway Group companies serve the petrochemical, oil and gas, power, refining, marine, manufacturing, transportation and commercial construction industries worldwide. For more information about Safway Group’s services and capabilities, visit

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