Hiring 716 Jobs Board 658x90.png


Cheese lovers: the perks of this job are for you

Posted at 6:00 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Hiring 716 is WKBW's new initiative committed to highlighting job opportunities, challenges and success stories in Western New York. Learn more at Hiring716.com

The hum of machines.

The steam coming off freshly made mozzarella cheese.

They’re just some of the sights and sounds inside Lactalis American Group on South Park Avenue in South Buffalo.

Lactalis makes about 200,000 lbs of mozzarella cheese in a day and that's also only one of its products. It also manufacturers ricotta, provolone, and whey protein.

“It's very interesting to me,” said cheese maker, Ray Zeis.

Zeis has worked at Lactalis for 34 years. “I don't like to sit in one job or a desk job. I like to get my hands into things.”

At 57-years-old, Zeis is considering retiring soon. Bill Senay is the plant director. He said the aging workforce is one reason why the company is looking to hire. About 30% of employees have been there at least 25 years.

He said the challenge is low unemployment. “We're up against it and we're trying to recruit good employees just like everyone else.”

The company offers a 50 percent discount on products to employees once a month. Although, Senay said new hires have other perks in mind. “Flexibility. We want more flexibility. We don't want a 9 to 5 or 6 to 2:30 job,” he explained. The company is working with human resources to accommodate applicants.

For more information, click here.


Have a news tip, question or comment?


Take WKBW Everywhere, on all your devices.  Download below!

Phone or Tablet: Apple, Android
Set-top Device: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV
Amazon Alexa

Personalize your news, get the latest 7 First Alert Forecast, and watch 7 Eyewitness News video wherever, whenever.

Learn more here about what 7 Eyewitness News provides on all these devices.