MT. STERLING, Ill. - Dot Foods, one of the area's largest employers and the nation's largest food redistributor, is working to keep up with an expected increase in demand in 2013 spurred by nationwide growth.  The company will hire approximately 30 full-time and several part-time warehouse workers.  These new employees will join a workforce of almost 700 strong in the Mt. Sterling warehouse.  ­New employees hired in 2013 will have the opportunity to make anywhere from $13.00 per hour to $16.40 per hour.

"We currently have 678 warehouse employees at Mt. Sterling and need to hire more than 30 new employees within the first quarter to prepare for the expected growth in our business," said Bryan Langston, General Manager - Illinois Warehouses.  "Dot has been growing at an incredible rate over the last few years.  Demand is high and that is translating into more opportunities for qualified candidates."

Dot Foods warehouse workers are responsible for building pallets of product for shipment, receiving product into the warehouse, putting away product in the fill locations and replenishing product into home slots. 

"We also have a great new opportunity for those in Adams County area," noted Illinois Recruiter Christina Crandall.  "Dot now has several buses bringing Quincy area employees in to work, for just $5 per roundtrip." 

Founded in 1960 in Mt. Sterling, Dot has not had a layoff in the entire history of the company.  All full-time positions at Dot Foods and Dot Transportation include excellent employee benefits including health, vision, life, and dental insurance, 401k, profit sharing, and paid vacation. For more information about all of Dot's current career opportunities, visit www.dotfoods.com/careers

Dot Foods Inc. carries 105,000 products from 600 food industry manufacturers and is the largest food redistributor in the United States. Dot Foods distributes foodservice, convenience, retail and vending food products, equipment and supplies to distributors in all 50 states. Dot Foods operates eight distribution centers in: Modesto, Calif.; Vidalia, Ga.; Burley, Idaho; Mt. Sterling, Ill.; Cambridge City, Ind.; Williamsport, Md.; Liverpool, N.Y.; and Ardmore, Okla. For information, visit www.dotfoods.com.