Two Men and a Truck is seeking Greater Lansing residents who are looking to get moving in a new career.
The national company, which was started in the Lansing area by two brothers, is returning to its roots by hosting a hiring event from 2-6 p.m. April 13 to bring more than 40 new team members from the Lansing community to help local Two Men and a Truck operations prepare for the busiest moving months from May through September.
“It’s an in-person event at our Lansing franchise, 1200 Keystone Ave., but we’re taking all the necessary COVID precautions with social distancing, masks and taking temperatures,” said Sara Bennett, chief talent officer for Two Men and a Truck. “It’ll be a little different than what we’ve done in previous years, but we want people to be able to see what it’s like at our locations and actually be able to see some of the COVID precautions we’re taking. Obviously, that’s a concern for many people, so we want them be able to see what steps we have taken to ensure our employees and customers are as safe as possible.”
The company is seeking to hire full-time and temporary movers, drivers and seasonal employees. The April 13 hiring event will provide prospective employees with interviews and on-the-spot job offers with benefits, bonuses and training.
“Our movers and drivers often make very good money in tips on top of their pay. Not many people realize that, but that’s often very lucrative for them, especially in the spring and summer months,” Bennett said. “People have said they like the fact that it’s a new thing every day. You’re seeing something new and meeting different people instead of sitting behind a desk. … You get to work in a team, but you’re also out there on your own. No one is there managing you all the time. You’re kind of self-managed, and people like that sense of independence.”
One of the cornerstones of the Two Men and a Truck culture is career development and providing employees with avenues for advancement.
“Personally, I believe the career opportunities are one of the biggest benefits,” Bennett said. “I started in an entry-level position, and now I’m in an executive role. Our president started as an intern and worked as a mover and a driver. Aside from career opportunities, we offer flexible scheduling, health benefits, a 401(k), time off, paid holidays for employees who have been there a certain period of time and competitive pay.”
The initiative in the Lansing region is part of a national hiring campaign as part of the company’s ninth annual Career Move Month campaign taking place throughout April. Two Men and a Truck’s goal is to hire 2,000 new employees nationwide during the month.
“Through Career Move Month, Two Men and a Truck promotes opportunities to potential hires and encourages them to join a company focused as heavily on the satisfaction of its customers as it is on its team members’ success,” said Bennett. “We don’t just offer employees a job. We pride ourselves on providing a supportive environment for our employees, one where everyone can experience camaraderie, help people move forward in their own lives and grow their careers.”
Career Move Month is also typically tied to a charitable endeavor. This year, Two Men and a Truck has entered a partnership with First Book. For every new hire made through Career Move Month campaign in April, a number of franchises will be donating five copies of the book “When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree” to local schools and organizations to help children whose learning may have been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information or to register early for the April 13 hiring event, visit jobapply.page.link/hSCC.