So far nearly 500 people have been hired by P&G to work at the 458-acre manufacturing site, including workers transferring from other plants in North America, according to Keith Busby, P&G's human resources site leader for the plant.
According to the report, more than 900 workers are expected to be employed at the plant that will produce Dawn, Joy, Gain and Ivory hand dishwashing products; Ivory and Gillette body washes; Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Aussie and Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners; Olay and Old Spice body washes; Swiffer; and Bounce, officials said.
Companies that make packaging for P&G products, Technimark and Logoplaste, are expected to hire roughly 270 people at the complex, which remains under construction, says P&G spokesman Jeff LeRoy. Sodexo, a facilities-management company, also will have a presence at the plant.
Officials say about 70 P&G workers currently are working at the plant, which has been producing Bounce dryer sheets since late February.
The plant is expected to be fully operational in early 2020.