Procter & Gamble Beauty Care Continues Hiring Trend and Innovation Efforts, Supports the Iowa City—Cedar Rapids Community

December 15, 2020 |

Procter & Gamble’s Iowa City Beauty Care plant continues to hire to support its shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and mouth wash production. Since last October, the plant has hired at a rapid rate, bringing in 120 new employees, with 70 joining the team since this past May. The plant is continuing to hire through the first half of 2021. 

“The past year has really demonstrated the strength and resiliency of the P&G team in Iowa City. From Day 1 of the pandemic, our team has implemented safety precautions — such as mask wearing, social distancing efforts, and health screenings — that have kept our own team safe and allowed us to continue serving our consumers. We take great pride in that, and I’m proud of the amazing work this team has done.” – Jason Jackson, Plant Manager, P&G Iowa City Beauty Care.

P&G continues its innovation efforts and has spent the past few months supporting emerging consumer needs. Investment in new equipment is underway to enable capabilities for new product forms at the plant, some of which are already in production. 

“Our plant continues to play an important role in innovation for our brands. It’s a big part of who we are and what we do. This summer we enabled the launch of Safeguard liquid hand soap, which has become one of our fastest growing personal care brands,” said Jackson.

P&G has continued to give back to the Iowa City—Cedar Rapids (ICR) community throughout the past year. 

“After the Derecho tore through Eastern Iowa in August, P&G quickly stepped up to support our community, partnering with Matthew 25 to donate over 30 pallets of everything from Tide laundry detergent to Pampers diapers along with 1,000 personal care kits.” – Geoff Fruin, City Manager, City of Iowa City and Board Member, ICR Iowa.  

Looking forward to 2021, P&G plans to continue meeting the new and emerging needs of its consumers, with an eye towards sustainability. 

“P&G remains committed to the Iowa City area and will continue to make great progress on their product innovation efforts in the new year. They have a great team and now is the perfect time to join with the exciting work ahead.” Kate Moreland, President, Iowa City Area Development Group.