Employment - Opelika and Surrounding Areas

High School to Career Success

Most high school graduates either:

  • go to college, which can either be a two year school, a four year school, or a technical school or,
  • go directly into the workforce.

You are fortunate in that Opelika and East Alabama is an area rich in resources - you could either go to college, or directly into the workforce depending on your circumstances.

I plan on going to work.

I plan on going to college.

Where Are the Jobs in Lee County?

There are a variety of ways you can begin your search for jobs in Lee County. The OA News has jobs listed in the Classified Ads section of the newspaper. You can also search online websites that list jobs in our area.  These are a few of the larger ones:

AlabamaJobLink.com

AT&T Careers

Careerbuilder.com

Craigslist

HotJobs.com

Indeed.com

Monsterboard.com

OANow.com

simply/hired

USAJobs.gov

WTVM.com

Employment Agencies

Go through one of the area's employment agencies.  An employment agency acts as an agent on your behalf as well as a companies’ behalf.  Essentially, they place people in jobs that companies hire them to fill.

A-1 Employment
Kim Petrina
400 South 8th Street   Suite 101
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 704-0677 • (334) 745-2205
 
Allegiance Staffing
Mark Jacobs
1220 Fox Run Avenue  Suite A-3
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 737-6152 • (334) 737-6154
 
AU-Career Development Services
Haven Hart
303 Mary Martin Hall
Auburn University, AL  36849
(334) 844-4744 • (334) 844-3871
 
Burt Employment Services & Training, Inc.
Merry Burt
508 Fox Run Parkway
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 741-4211 • (334) 741-4166
 
Elwood Staffing Services, Inc.
Donna Smith
3120 Frederick Road  Suite A
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 502-1215 • (334) 502-1224
  
First Choice Personnel
Katie Bass
128 S. 8th Street
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 704-0400 • (334) 704-0300
 
Lyons HR
Janie Corlee
103 Rocket Avenue
Opelika, AL  36801
Phone (334) 742-9271, Fax:  (334) 749-2360
http://www.lyonshr.com
 
Onin Staffing
Sundra Kinman
2210 AA Gateway Drive
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 528-0010 • (334) 363-2600
 
Opelika Career Center
Peggy Bridges
2300 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 749-5065 • (334) 745-5783
 
Staffing Connections
Phil Underwood
1995 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL  36801
(334) 705-7041 • (706) 571-9790
 
Go Directly to the Source

That is, you can go directly to the business at which you are interested in applying for a job. The type of work that interests you may determine where your best fit as an employee would be. There are many different areas or job sectors in which you could explore. A few of the larger sectors in Lee County include:


Building Construction is the process of adding a structure, such as a home, to real property. Industrial construction, though a relatively small part of the entire construction industry, is a very important component. Owners of these projects are usually large industrial corporations.

Bailey-Harris Construction*
Contact: Dennis Hamlet
1552 Bailey-Harris Drive, Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 821-0807, Fax: (334) 826-1152
http://www.bailey-harris.com

Batson-Cook Construction
Contact: Chaitra Ziebarth
801 4th Avenue, West Point, GA 31833 (map it!)
Phone: (706) 643-2533, Fax: (706) 645-1221
http://www.batson-cook.com

Dan-Ric Homes
Darby Pippin
89 Durand Road
LaGrange, GA  30241
http://www.danrick.com
Phone:  (706) 882-7773, Fax: (706) 845-8038

Hudmon Construction Co., Inc.
Contact: Haley Smith
1900 Industrial Blvd.
Opelika, AL  36801
Phone:  (334) 749-2430, Fax:  (334) 749-7283

Whatley Construction Co.
Contact:  Alex Whatley
P.O. Box 137
Opelika, AL  36803
Phone:  (334) 745-2583, Fax:  (334) 749-3504
whatleyconst@bellsouth.net

J&L Contractors, Inc.
Contact: Jeff Evans
P.O. Box 427
Auburn, AL  36831
Phone:  (334) 821-9737

Scott Bridge Company
Contact:  Ike Scott
2641 Interstate Drive
Opelika, AL  36801
Phone:  (334) 749-5045, Fax: 334) 749.3936
www.scottbridge@scottbridge.com

 


Customer Service is a series of activities designed to enhance the level of customer satisfaction – that is, the feeling that a product or service has met the customer expectation.

 

AFNI
Contact: Human Resources
1000 Jeter Avenue
Opelika, AL 36801
Phone: (334) 749-1705, Fax: (334) 745-7908
www.afni.com


Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale.
 

Apollo Chemical, Div. of Mt. Vernon Chem., LLC
Contact: Richard Smith
2905 Hwy. 280 East, Opelika, AL 36804 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 749-1700, Fax: (334) 749-2221
Email:

Baxter International
Alisa Anthony
1101 Jeter Avenue
Opelika, AL  36801
http://www.baxter.com
Phone: 334) 364-1049, Fax: (334) 364-1149

Briggs & Stratton Corp.*
Contact: Jerry King
150 Technology Park, Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 821-7999, Fax: (334) 502-2259
http://www.briggsandstratton.com

Castone Corporation
Contact: David James
1511 Old Columbus Rd. Opelika, AL 36804 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 745-3571, Fax: (334) 749-5722
http://www.castonecorp.com

Daewon America, Inc.
Contact: Choong Hoon Kim
4600 Northpark Drive, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 364-1600, Fax: (334) 364-1601
Email:
http://www.dwku.com

Flowers Baking Co. of Opelika
Steve Bordeaux
P,O. Box 2548
Opelika, AL  36803
http://www.flowersfoods.com
Phone:  (334) 749-8257, Fax (334) 749-0835

Hanwha L&C Alabama, LLC
Contact: Dennis Kirkland
4400 North Park Drive, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 741-7725, Fax: (334) 741-7796
 

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.
Contact: Corinne Hodges
7777 Kia Parkway
West Point, GA  31833
Phone:  (706) 902-7637
www.kia.com/kmmg

Mando America Corporation
Contact: Mark Cantor
4201 N. Park Dr.,
Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 364-3600, Fax: (334) 364-3601

Pharmative
Contact:  Les Davis
4701 Northpark Drive
Phone:  818-429-1467

Piedmont Fertilizer Co.
Carson Jackson
200 North Second Street
Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 745-5734, Fax: (334) 745-5745

West Fraser Timber Co.*
Contact: Billy Bell
2100 Industrial Blvd.

Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 749-6281, Fax: (334) 742-9979

Hospitality frequently refers to jobs for hotels, restaurants, casinos, catering, resorts, clubs and any other service position that deals with tourists or other guests.

Auburn Opelika Marriott at Grand National*
Contact: Jay Prater
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 741-9292, Fax: (334) 741-9733
http://www.marriott.com/csgab

Comfort Inn*
Contact: Vick Sayania
811 Fox Run Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 741-9977, (800) 424-6423 (toll-free), Fax: (334) 741-9901
http://www.choicehotels.com

Fairfield Inn & Suites Auburn Opelika*
Contact: Amy Brodrick
2257 Interstate Drive, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 742-2590, Fax: (334) 742-2591
http://www.fairfieldinn.com/csgao

Hampton Inn and Suites*

Contact: Chris Chavis
3000 Capps Way, Opelika, AL 36804 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 745-4311, Fax: (334) 745-4303
http://www.hampton.com

Hampton Inn*
Contact: Debbie Kopp
2430 S. College Street, Auburn, AL 36832 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 821-4111, Fax: (334) 821-2146
Email:
http://www.hamptoninn.hilton.com

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn/Opelika*
2555 Hilton Garden Drive, Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 502-3500, Fax: (334) 502-3572
http://www.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express
Contact: Amanda Holloway
1801 Capps Landing, Opelika, AL 36804 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 502-1090

Home-Towne Suites*
Contact: Emily White
1188 Commerce Drive, Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 826-1123, Fax: (334) 826-0139
http://www.htshotel.com

The Hotel at Auburn University
Contact: Hans van der Reijden
241 S. College St., Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 821-8200, (800) 228-2876 (toll-free), Fax: (334) 826-8755
http://www.auhcc.com

Knight's Inn

Contact: Rajesh Patel
1105 Columbus Parkway Opelika, AL 36804 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 749-8377, Fax: (334) 745-1700

Microtel Inn & Suites
Contact:Alvin Bettcher
1651 Parker Way
Opelika, AL  36801
Phone:  (334) 745-0415
www.microtelinn.com


 

Restaurants  –  Visit the Auburn/Opelika Tourism Bureau for a Listing of Restaurants in the Area.


Health Care or Healthcare refers to the treatment and management of illness, and the preservation of health through services offered by the medical, pharmaceutical, dental, clinical laboratory sciences, nursing, and allied health professions.

APAC
3085 AL Hwy 169
Opelika, AL  36804
Phone:  (334) 741-7584

Arbor Springs Health & Rehab Center
Contact: Mark Traylor
1910 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL  36801
Phone:  (334) 749-1471
www.arborspringshealth.com

Comfort Keepers
Contact: Chris Jane
119-A S. 8th Street, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 749-8461, Fax: (334) 749-8819
Email:
http://www.comfortkeepers.com

East Alabama Home Health*
665 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 826-1899, Fax: (334) 821-8894
Email:

East Alabama Medical Center*
Contact: Terry Andrus
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 749-3411, Fax: (334) 528-1229
http://www.eamc.org

East Alabama Skilled Nursing*
2000 Pepperell Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 826-7200, Fax: (334) 821-7239
Email:
http://www.eamc.org

Hospice of EAMC*
Contact: Sheri Burdell
665 Opelika Road, Auburn, AL 36830 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 826-1899, Fax: (334) 826-0756
Email:
http://www.eamc.org

 


 

Public Sector works deals with the delivery of goods and services by and for the government, whether national, regional or local/municipal. Individuals who work for a police department, college or university or the local, state or federal government in any other capacity are all working in the public sector.

Opelika City of Opelika
Contact: Human Resources
205 S. 6th Street, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 705-5130, Fax: (334) 705-5153
http://www.opelika.org

Opelika City Schools
Contact: Human Resources
300 Simmons Street, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 745-9700, Fax: (334) 745-9706
http://www.opelikaschools.org

Lee County Schools
Contact:  Human Resources
2410 Society Hill Road
Opelika, AL  36804
(334) 749-3353
www.lee.k12.al.us

Auburn University*

Contact: Human Resources
107 Samford, Auburn University, AL 36849 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 844-4000, Fax: (334)
http://www.auburn.edu

Southern Union State Community College*
Contact: Human Resources
1701 Lafayette Parkway, Opelika, AL 36801 (map it!)
Phone: (334) 745-6437, Fax: (334) 742-9418
http://www.suscc.edu