Liz McCormick Published

W.Va. Procter & Gamble Plant to Hire 900 Employees by 2020

Procter & Gamble Headquarters in Cincinnati, OH.

Officials from Procter and Gamble have announced additional products will be manufactured at the Martinsburg plant and, as a result, more employees will be needed.

Since construction began in 2015 for West Virginia’s Procter and Gamble plant, the organization estimated a need for 700 full-time employees to be hired by 2019.

But it was announced this week that additional hair care products, body wash, and dish care items will be manufactured there. Officials say the [transfer of] additional production will be completed by 2020 and require an extra 200 full-time employees.

Products include items such as Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Aussie and Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners; Olay, Old Spice, Gillette and Ivory body washes; Dawn, Joy, Gain and Ivory hand dish washing products; Swiffer; and Bounce.

Bounce will be the first items produced at the West Virginia site, beginning Feb. 14.

More than 300 employees have been hired already. Most are local. Officials say the search for more applicants continues.