KLN Family Brands, Central Market and Service Food Market are adding extra temporary positions in Perham during the CODIV-19 pandemic.

We are stronger together, said Central Market manager Cindy Murphy, and the store wants to help those who are temporarily out of work until their jobs return.

The extra positions at the grocery stores are to help keep up with the increase in business since schools and restaurants closures have closed.

And, because Perham residents help each other, said David Still, manager at Service Food Market.

Central Market is being flexible with hours for the temporary positions during these tough times, Murphy said.

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Both stores will especially need help if an outbreak happens in Perham, Still said. It is a win-win for both those who need temporary work and for the stores.

KLN Family Brands will be making temporary jobs available at one of their plants, Kevin Keil, director of operations at KNL Family Brands, said in a letter to the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce. The positions would only be available until such a time when temporary workers are able to return to their normal positions.

The majority of the job at KLN will be at Kenny's Candy with spots on all three shifts: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 to 11 p.m., and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., Keil said. KLN is following the COVID-19 workplace recommendations.

In order to protect employees, new employees will be screened about recent travel and given "good manufacturing practice" training, Keil said.

Those who would like to apply for a temporary position at Service Food Market or at Central Market should visit the Perham stores. Those interested in a temporary position at KLN should call KLN's HR team at 218-347-0525.

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