Archive for October, 2012

Atlanta customer service jobs burgeon

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The number of Atlanta customer service jobs is increasing, according to a recent survey.

The number of employers hiring for Atlanta customer service jobs are increasing.

A recent survey from job site CareerBuilder posits that thirty-six percent of retailers plan to have extra hands on deck around the holidays, a healthy jump from 29 percent in 2011.

An increase in consumer confidence is helping to fuel the best seasonal hiring the U.S. has seen in recent years,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “While the bulk of seasonal recruitment falls within the retail space, companies across industries are hiring for a wide range of positions to support their business operations as they wrap up the year.”

Employers often seek to hire more people during the holidays to help customers find purchases and check out during the holiday rush.

CareerBuilder reports that the five cities with the largest economies and plans to hire include:

1. Los Angeles – 22 percent of employers plan to hire season help, 40 percent plan to transition them to full-time positions

2. New York – 16 percent of employers plan to hire season help, 35 percent plan to transition them to full-time positions

3. Atlanta – 15 percent of employers plan to hire season help, 31 percent plan to transition them to full-time positions

4. Philadelphia – 14 percent of employers plan to hire season help, 36 percent plan to transition them to full-time positions

5. Chicago – 13 percent of employers plan to hire season help, 31 percent plan to transition them to full-time positions

In an an office or store, popular areas for recruitment this holiday season include:

Customer Service – 23 percent

Administrative/Clerical support – 15 percent

Hospitality – 15 percent

Shipping/Delivery – 14 percent

Accounting/Finance – 9 percent

Inventory management – 8 percent

Technology – 8 percent

Sales (other than retail) – 7 percent

For those getting hired, hiring managers recommend:

hiring managers recommended the following:

– Provide above and beyond customer service. Offer help instead of waiting to be asked for it – 53 percent

– Proactively ask for more projects – 46 percent

– Let the employer know up front that you’re interested in permanent employment – 46 percent

– Present ideas on how to do something better or try something new – 34 percent

– Ask thoughtful questions about the organization – 32 percent

What are the biggest turnoffs for employers when interviewing for seasonal jobs? A lack of flexibility or expressed interest top the list, according to employers surveyed.

-Someone who isn’t enthusiastic – 55 percent

– Someone who is unwilling to work certain hours – 48 percent

– Someone who knows nothing about company/products – 31 percent

– Someone who is more interested in the discount than anything else – 21 percent

Company hires for management jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

A nationwide company that is rapidly expanding is possibly hiring for management jobs in Atlanta.

Jasper Contractors, a roofing company, located in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Evansville, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and St. Louis, Jasper.

It is ranked No. 1743 on Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list in August.

The roofing company is now bringing multiple jobs to the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas as part of their nationwide expansion efforts.

Jasper Contractors’ three-year growth amounted to a 163% in gross sales and reflected earnings of over $42 million in revenue in 2011, exceeding the two million dollar minimum requirement set by Inc.

“We are honored and excited to be as one of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America,” says Brian Wedding, CEO of Jasper Contractors. “The sustained growth we have experienced within the last three years despite the ailing economy stems from our stringent focus on quality products, workmanship and the highest level of customer service. Jasper is determined to become one of the premier roofing and HVAC contractors in the country while continuing to provide jobs and contribute to economic growth.”

“To ensure that we have enough manpower to match the rise in business, Jasper recruiters will be hosting job fairs and conducting interviews until our hiring goal has been met,” says Wedding. “Since appearing on the Inc. 5000 list, we are approaching 2013 with a great deal of optimism and looking for the best candidates to join our team.”

Career paths consist of management positions, warehouse staff, and outside sales representatives amongst others. Pay varies by position from hourly rates to base salaries with commissions and bonuses.

Jasper Contractors has been in business since 2004 and is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and an Owens Corning Platinum Preferred Contractor.

Expect fewer manufacturing jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

According to a release from ManpowerGroup, employers are expecting to hire for fewer manufacturing jobs in Atlanta.

More Atlanta employers expect to reduce staff levels in the fourth quarter, while fewer expect to increase staffing overall.

According to the survey, nationwide, employers have a positive Outlook in all of the 13 industry sectors included in the survey: Wholesale & Retail Trade (+16%), Leisure & Hospitality (+15%), Professional & Business Services (+13%), Mining (+10%), Financial Activities (+10%), Information (+9%), Durable Goods Manufacturing (+8%), Education & Health Services (+8%), Other Services (+5%), Nondurable Goods Manufacturing (+4%), Transportation & Utilities (+4%), Government (+4%) and Construction (+1%). When the industry sector data is compared quarter-over-quarter, employers in the Education & Health Services sector anticipate a slight hiring increase. The hiring pace is expected to slightly decrease among employers in four industry sectors: Wholesale & Retail Trade, Information, Financial Activities and Government. Employers in the Mining, Durable Goods Manufacturing, Professional & Business Services and Other Services sectors anticipate a moderate decrease in the hiring pace, while employers in the Construction, Nondurable Goods Manufacturing, Transportation & Utilities and Leisure & Hospitality sectors expect the hiring pace to decline by considerable margins quarter-over-quarter.

Despite this, the Quarter 4 2012 Net Employment Outlook of +11% is the strongest fourth quarter data collected since 2007.

According to seasonally adjusted data, hiring intentions have grown increasingly confident throughout the last three years with no declines in the Net Employment Outlook quarter-over-quarter. The continued climb in confidence marks three years of gradually improving hiring intentions, which were preceded by three quarters of pessimistic employment plans.

The Net Employment Outlook is slowly regaining strength as it builds toward the strongest Outlook of the past decade. Before hitting its weakest mark of -2% in Quarter 3 2009, the Outlook reached its strongest point of the last decade at +21% in Quarter 3 2006. At +11%, the Quarter 4 2012 Outlook is halfway between the two.