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New Business and Jobs Come to the Chicago Rockford International Airport

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The skies around the Chicago Rockford international Airport are going to get a bit busier Coming this September a new business providing more jobs is moving in.

The Rockford Register Star reports that the air cargo company ABX Air along with¬† will begin daily flights of shipping cargo via air to ground (trucks) for Pinnacle Logistics on September 6th.¬† Pinnacle Logistics will be renting out the 72,000 square foot warehouse on the airport’s property that was previously used by PCI Pharma Services.

They’ll start daily flights in September and are expected to increase to three to four daily flights buy the end of the year. Which most likely means more jobs coming to Rockford.

To start,they will be employ 50 people for various positions of fork lift operators and handlers to load and unload the planes and the trucks used for the cargo transportation. As the flights increase they will continue to expand their work force and will be hiring more candidates here in Rockford.

The starting wage is $11 hour and for those that have experience it will be $16 and according to the paper, the hiring will begin next week.

Well it looks like Rockford’s plan to become an air hub for cargo freight is coming together piece by piece. Which is great for the city to help raise the economy and employment level.

To learn more where to apply and interview for positions with Pinnacle Logistics, click here.

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