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American Fork company looks to hire Afghan refugees

Xlear officials say the American Fork company hopes to hire 10 or more Afghan refugees being resettled in Utah.

Xlear officials say the American Fork company hopes to hire 10 or more Afghan refugees being resettled in Utah. (Xlear via KSL NewsRadio)



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AMERICAN FORK — Xlear, the maker of nasal and oral hygiene products, is hoping to hire 10 or more Afghan refugees being resettled in Utah.

Pronounced like "clear" but spelled with an "x", Xlear makes products to help clear out the sinuses and mouth. It also makes other xylitol-based products.

Not only is Xlear growing, but it is also experiencing an unprecedented demand for its products.

"We've seen astronomical growth," says Shad Slaughter, vice president of operations for Xlear. "(We) really could open up another entire shift if we had access to the right people."

That demand is why the company hopes to hire 10 or more Afghan refugees once they arrive here.

"We're looking to fill positions immediately. They're entry-level manufacturing positions, but they're good-paying to start at around $15 or $16 an hour," Slaughter explains.

He says Xlear is also very clear about the opportunities available to employees. Even if a worker feels they can grow further with another company, Slaughter says they want to teach valuable job skills for them to succeed.

Xlear is no stranger to bringing on new employees who have escaped tough situations in other countries.

Read the full article at KSL NewsRadio.

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