As book demand soars, Worzalla launches hiring campaign

By Patrick Lynn

Local book publisher Worzalla has 35 positions it needs to be filled.

The employee-owned company specializing in printing children’s books, movie tie-in books, and cookbooks, announced on Wednesday it is hiring for 35 open positions at its Stevens Point headquarters. Worzalla cites increased demand for books during the coronavirus pandemic for the need to hire additional associates.

“Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we have seen an increase in demand for books of all categories, especially in the children’s books category for both education and entertainment,” said Richard Letchinger, vice president of sales and marketing. “Our customers across the country have been reaching out to us to print a variety of projects, both classics, and new titles, to help educate and entertain kids at home.”

Letchinger said Worzalla has worked on some popular titles over the last few months, including classics from the Dr. Seuss library of books, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as the Who Was…? biographical series from Penguin Random House. Worzalla is also printing educational titles from the Hooked on Phonics program and Nat Geo Kids.

To meet the increased demand for these children’s book titles and others, Worzalla is hiring for a variety of positions for its manufacturing team including machine operators and entry-level production. Part-time as well as weekend-only opportunities are available. Worzalla offers on-the-job training for new associates and in-house training for those who want to improve their skills and advance their careers.

“What’s special about Worzalla is that we aren’t just making a product to ship to a customer,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources at Worzalla. “With each book crafted, our associates are creating opportunities for readers to learn, imagine, and dream. They are making special memories by producing unforgettable and classic children’s books that will be read time and time again. We really are creating something that is so much more than a book.”

Worzalla offers health coverage, including 100 percent employer-paid dental and vision insurance, 80-95 percent employer-paid health insurance, HSA with employer contribution, and complimentary care at the on-site health clinic. As an employee-owned company, associates are also entitled to the company’s employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) and profit-sharing bonuses.

Open positions, additional benefit details, and more information can be found at Worzalla.com/Careers or by contacting Brett O’Sullivan, Worzalla Recruitment Coordinator, at 715.254.3259.