Archive for September, 2011

Toy company to hire for Atlanta retail jobs

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Toys”R”Us said this week it is going on a huge hiring spree and adding thousands of Atlanta retail jobs.

The toy retailer also said it will be adding thousands of jobs nationwide for the holiday season in anticipation of the big rush that comes after Thanksgiving and goes through Christmas.

Toys”R”Us will be hiring about 40,000 people nationwide.

That number is in line with previous years, when the company hired between 35,000 and 45,000 seasonal workers. Throughout the coming months, the company will continue to assess its staffing needs and add more employees, as necessary.

Each year, there are opportunities for high performing seasonal employees to take on extended roles, and in the past, many have obtained full-time positions at the company. In fact, 10 percent of the 2010 holiday workforce is currently employed at Toys”R”Us. Substantial long-term growth opportunities exist for hardworking seasonal employees at Toys”R”Us.

“At Toys”R”Us, one of the ways we differentiate ourselves is by employing a toy-trained workforce who can provide gift-givers sound toy-buying recommendations, and our seasonal staff is an important extension of our team,” said Dan Caspersen, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Toys”R”Us, Inc. “We are proud to create tens of thousands of jobs across the country this Christmas, while providing the potential for hardworking individuals to find a permanent position with us.”

Hiring for positions at Toys”R”Us begins this week and continues through November. The majority of employees will be hired to staff Toys”R”Us stores across the country, where they will become knowledgeable, toy-trained associates, assisting gift-givers in delivering Christmas magic. Traffic in Toys”R”Us stores peaks in the weeks leading up to Christmas, and the company’s expanded holiday workforce plays an integral part in providing an enjoyable in-store experience for shoppers during this time.

In addition, employment opportunities will be available at the company’s 10 distribution centers, including the newest facility in McCarran, NV, which supports its growing e-commerce business.

The move should boost Vegas retail jobs as well.

As it does each year, Toys”R”Us will provide existing employees the opportunity to take on additional hours throughout the holiday season at their current site or at an alternate Toys”R”Us location. During the non-holiday period, Toys”R”Us employs approximately 45,000 associates in the U.S.

Hiring for jobs in Atlanta to slow down, survey says

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

A new survey out predicts that hiring for jobs in Atlanta will slow in the fourth quarter.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey published Tuesday shows 20 percent of the metro Atlanta companies interviewed plan to hire more employees from October to December, while 10 percent expect to cut jobs.

Other metro areas that will possibly see a decline include Long Island jobs.

´╗┐´╗┐According to the seasonally adjusted survey results, the Net Employment Outlook for Quarter 4 2011 is +7%, up from +6% during the same period last year and down from the +8% Outlook during Quarter 3 2011. While the Outlook is positive overall and marginally ahead of one year ago at this time, the one point quarter-over-quarter drop is the first decrease, although slight, in nine quarters.

HireIQ helps companies create clerical jobs in Atlanta

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

HireIQ is assisting with the hiring process and helping companies hire for clerical jobs in Atlanta.

HireIQ claims to improve the hiring process for customer-facing organizations, announced today that it expects an increase in customer service hiring for the 2011 holiday season. With unemployment nationwide hovering at just over 9 percent, competition for these jobs is expected to be fierce and employers will be seeking applicants with exceptional customer service and communication skills, the company said.