Archive for March, 2014

Firm hires for legal jobs in Atlanta

Friday, March 28th, 2014

One law firm has hired for legal jobs in Atlanta.

Arnall Golden Gregory has promoted Adam Skorecki to become in-house counsel for Sysco Corporation.

Skorecki will assume the title of Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Sysco, which specializes in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home.

Skorecki began practicing law in 1973 and joined Arnall Golden Gregory in 1982. Arnall Golden Gregory has worked with Sysco since 1970, when it helped the company go public. For the fiscal year that ended last June, Sysco generated sales of more than $44 billion.

Russell Libby, Sysco’s new Executive Vice President-Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, said in a press release, “Adam brings to Sysco a wealth of corporate legal experience that will benefit our organization and stakeholders in a significant manner. We are excited to have Adam join the Sysco team.”

Skorecki commented that “while it was a difficult and bittersweet decision, the opportunity to become part of the Sysco team was an opportunity that could not be passed over. Arnall Golden Gregory has been my home for many years and I have enjoyed working with the exceptional lawyers and staff that I had the pleasure of working with all of those years.”

City trains people for law enforcement jobs in Atlanta

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

The Atlanta Police Department’s Code Enforcement Section held a citywide training session and helped trained hundreds for law enforcement jobs in Atlanta.

The three-day event introduced more than 100 attendees to international property maintenance and residential code. The training also provided information on the legal aspects of code administration.

In partnership with the Atlanta Police Foundation and the American Association of Code Enforcement, the training helped to prepare code enforcement officers and inspectors from across the metro area as well as community leaders on how to effectively enforce city ordinances while ensuring safe and sanitary conditions in housing and commercial properties.

In 2011, code enforcement functions were formally moved to the Atlanta Police Department.

Under the authority of the Atlanta Police Department, the Code Enforcement Section is able to function with eliberate control in resolving housing and commercial code violations throughout the City of Atlanta, and set in motion strategic plans to address quality of life issues, environmental concerns and improved property value by leveraging all available resources.

In the first few months under the leadership of the Atlanta Police Department, the Code Enforcement staff eliminated more than 4,500 backlogged cases. Since 2011, the City has demolished 131 structures and cleaned and closed 141 structures.

Giant home retailer hires for management jobs in Atlanta

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The Home Depot has secured a big hire for management jobs in Atlanta.

The home improvement retailer has hired Craig Menear as president of U.S. retail.

He will begin immediately.

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,263 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2013, The Home Depot had sales of $78.8 billion and earnings of $5.4 billion.

Menear was previously executive vice president, merchandising, responsible for all merchandising departments and merchandising services and strategy; the company’s supply chain network; global sourcing; vendor management; marketing; and online sales.

In his new role, Menear will add responsibility for all U.S. store operations, with Marvin Ellison, executive vice president, U.S. stores, reporting to Menear.

Mark Holifield, senior vice president, supply chain, has been named executive vice president, supply chain and product development, with responsibility for sourcing and proprietary brands. Holifield will continue reporting to Menear.

Menear joined The Home Depot in 1997 as a merchandising manager in the company’s Southwest Division, and steadily rose through the company’s merchandising ranks to his current position. Prior to joining The Home Depot, Menear held various merchandising positions at other retailers including IKEA, Builders Emporium, Grace Home Centers and Montgomery Ward, as well as operating an independent retail business.

Resort hires for Atlanta hospitality jobs

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Lake Lanier Islands is gearing up for the summer and hiring for Atlanta hospitality jobs.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort is offering an assortment of jobs on our 1,500-acre Georgia resort.

The resort is holding several job fairs to hire for the 500 openings they’re looking to fill.

The Georgia Department of Labor’s Gainesville Career Center will host a job fair Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peachtree Pointe, 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

Samples of job duties include:

Dishwasher: Maintain cleanliness and organization of kitchen. Previous experience preferred; wash, sort and properly store dishes, glass, cookware, flatware and buffet items, clean walls and floors as well as perform other duties as directed.

Captain: Experienced Banquet Captain with a proven track record of organization, leadership, attention to details, pre-planning and excellent communication skills. Must be able to provide consistency in service standards. Ability to work in fast paced environment with supervisory experience and ability to lead a diverse team.

Rooms supervisor: Previous supervisory experience, housekeeping knowledge and excellent guest services skills. Housekeeping experience required. Must have great communication skills and able to work well with staff and ability to train. Position requires rooms / lake houses inspections while adhering to established cleaning standards. Previous hotel/resort experience and bilingual preferred; English and Spanish.

Front desk supervisor: Oversee the responsibilities of the Front Desk and Front Office staff to ensure that the guests are being serviced in a professional and competent manner. Assist in scheduling and delegating work to the Front Desk, Reservations, & PBX. Oversee daily operational issues. Previous experience is required, must be available all shifts, weekends and holidays included.