RFD, Pinnacle Systems announce 500 new jobs at Rockford airport

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Cargo operator Pinnacle Logistics announced 500 immediate new jobs available at Chicago Rockford International Airport during a press conference on Wednesday.

The positions available are for support personnel for cargo flights, including entry-level positions, leads, supervisors, managers on duty, dockworkers, forklift drivers, ramp and cargo warehouse handling agents.

“I still believe that RFD is the best-prepared airport in the Midwest and is the ideal location to grow international cargo business,” said Peter Weir, senior vice president of operations for Pinnacle Logistics. “We look forward to continued job growth in this market.”

“We knew our cargo growth would produce more jobs in 2019 and this is just the beginning,” said Mike Dunn, executive director at RFD. “We are glad to partner with Pinnacle Logistics and proud that our job creation continues to put us on the map for our exceptional cargo operations.”

Starting pay is set at $14 an hour plus a $1 shift premium for nights and weekends.

To apply for the available jobs, prospective candidates should call 815-708-2592, visit pinnaclelogistics.com/careers or stop by the hiring office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at RFD, 60 Airport Drive.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration announced a $9 milliion grant for the airport, through the Department of Transportation, to be used towards a new apron construction project.

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