One of the core values at Max’s Waxhouse is to create jobs.
Most candles available in the US are manufactured overseas in automated processes.
We could have chosen to automate, but made the conscious decision to make these Craft Wax Candles by hand in order to create jobs. We started with just two full time candlemakers and now employ six.
And this is only the beginning.
Opportunities for low skilled labor in the local job market are scarce.
By segmenting our production process and providing training on each discreet step, our team members are able to move from process to process as needed, acquiring different skills along the way.
The ultimate goal is to ‘graduate’ our employees into higher paying jobs throughout the community. In fact, in our short time as an employer, we’ve already ‘graduated’ one employee.
His rise has become an inspiration for the rest of the team.