Applicants line up at Pfizer job fair

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Pfizer in McPherson is looking to expand its workforce. 

It is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, and they are hoping to add more than 300 new employees.

The pharmaceutical company came to Wichita for a job fair on Wednesday.

After filling out a card with some information, the candidates were separated into the fields they are most qualified for.

“Mainly operations, manufacturing, group leads, just to name a few,” said Dawnesha Mitchell, Wichita.

The job openings include engineers, scientists, production operators, among other positions.

“Thought this one would be perfect for machining and mechanics,” said Simon Krehbiel, Hesston.

One Wichita State Student, KSN talked to used the job fair as a way to jump start his career .

“I’m here for my future, looking for opportunities in the industry as a biomedical engineer student,” said Bernardo Villafana-Ibarra, WSU student.

As the demand for Pfizer’s medical products increase, the company says it’s looking for employees that are dedicated to improving the quality of the products.

Some candidates say they’re the right person for that.

“I like science. I like new innovating things and this is what Pfizer is about,” said Mitchell. 

Pfizer’s manufacturing site is about an hour’s drive for some applicants, but the distance won’t stop some of these candidates from a good career opportunity.

“If it’s your destiny, if it’s your purpose, you’re going to do what you should do,” added Mitchell.

A few Pfizer hiring managers said they’re looking for quality over quantity, but as one of them said, they’re getting both so they’re very optimistic about the company’s future.

If you weren’t able to make it to today’s job fair, you still have an opportunity to apply.

Just visit pfizercareers.com

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