Archive for the ‘Seasonal’ Category

UPS expects to hire even more people for shipping jobs in Atlanta

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

Revising its earlier figure, UPS said last week it plans on hiring even more people for shipping jobs in Atlanta in anticipation of a big holiday season.

The shipping giant said it will be hiring 55,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. this year to work either as driver helpers or package sorters, loaders or unloaders.

This is up from its previously announced figure. UPS is hiring for jobs all across the US, and even for seasonal jobs in San Antonio. (more…)

Halloween stores help create seasonal jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Halloween stores, a tradition in many metro areas and small towns that signal the coming of the spookiest day of the year, are helping to create seasonal jobs in Atlanta.

Halloween Thrills is one of the seasonal stores opening in the area providing both jobs for the unemployed and the filling of vacant retail locations.

To date, Halloween Thrills has hired 20 temporary employees in the Atlanta area. “We’ve received several hundred applications and have only 60 positions to fill for our three locations at Atlantic Station, Roswell, and Kennesaw,” said Al Adkisson, who runs a chain of local Halloween Thrills retail stores in the Metro Atlanta Area. “And, it’s not just people looking for an extra job. For a lot of people that work for us, it is the job that’s holding them over until they can find something permanent,” Adkisson said.
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Pike Nurseries hiring for seasonal jobs in Atlanta

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Pike Nurseries has announced it is hiring for seasonal jobs in Atlanta.

Company officials say they are looking for at least 150 people to fill the vacancies.

According to the Republic, the Duluth-based company is hiring manager trainees, sales associates, cashiers and maintenance workers. It operates 16 retail stores in the Atlanta area and Charlotte, N.C.

During its peak season, the company employs about 400 people. (more…)

College Park to hire for seasonal jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

College Park is getting a lot of local help to hire for seasonal jobs in Atlanta.

MyFoxAtlanta reports that the Georgia Department of Labor’s DeKalb Career Center and the DeKalb Workforce Development Agency will help Horizon Staffing recruit data entry clerks for more than 500 seasonal positions to begin in April in College Park.

A handful of job fairs are being held to vet candidates. (more…)

Six Flags hiring for seasonal jobs in Atlanta

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Six Flags has announced they are recruiting for seasonal jobs in Atlanta and will hire more than 2400 people.

Six Flags Over Georgia plans to hire more than 2,400 enthusiastic seasonal staffers to help the largest regional theme park in the Southeast. The job fair that kicks off the hiring season will be held at the Six Flags Over Georgia Crystal Pistol Theater on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, at 9:00 a.m. (more…)

Toomah Pushes Out Seasonal Jobs in Atlanta

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

A company called Toomah is transforming the hiring process by streamlining the creation of seasonal jobs in Atlanta.

Toomah, an Atlanta-based company that is streamlining the hiring process, offers a cloud-based tool that automates the screening interview, allowing hiring managers to process applicants in large numbers. By cutting the pre-screening process from as much as forty minutes down to less than five minutes per applicant, Toomah’s InterviewPlus enables hiring managers in high-turnover industries like call centers, staffing companies and retail merchants to process more candidates quickly and effectively.

This year, nearly two-thirds of retailers expect their online revenue to increase by at least 15 percent over last year, according to a survey conducted by National Retail Federation’s Shop.org. For high-volume seasonal employers such as these, whose demand for quality employees is being answered by a larger pool of applicants than ever, Toomah’s software translates to greater efficiencies.

Traditionally, those charged with screening new hires must first wade through stacks of resumes, wrong numbers and returned calls from applicants to identify ideal candidates. This generally nets ten to twenty screenings in a day. With InterviewPlus, that number jumps to three or even four times that in a single day, improving productivity by working even when the recruiter does not. The result is a streamlined process in which the hiring manager is free to review applicants more quickly, efficiently and at a time that suits them best while allowing for collaborative review by multiple individuals.

“We provide business intelligence to our customers to allow them to hire better candidates faster,” said Joe Gruca, President and CEO of Toomah. In fact, the tool allows interviewers to add questions relevant to their specific needs, adding another layer of screening and a faster track to the ideal candidate.

An on-demand system, InterviewPlus enables candidates to opt in to the process, providing them with a personalized URL and inviting them to a secure online environment to call in their answers to on-screen interview questions on their own time. According to Gruca, “This affords job seekers the opportunity to make their voices heard through interviews they normally wouldn’t get. They’re often hard to come by. With our tool, more people get to interview.”

Atlanta Summer Jobs

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

City officials are asking local businesses to help create Atlanta summer jobs.

Under the Mayor’s Youth Program, companies in Atlanta are able to sponsor interns for the summer free of charge. Internships will be offered from June 1 to July 24 to graduating seniors at Atlanta Public Schools.

“This internship program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop business skills and apply their knowledge in a real world environment as they work to achieve their dreams – and this year the city has a grant to pay their salaries,” Mayor Shirley Franklin said. “Through our strong partnership with the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the business community, we have had a great few years, and this year companies can sponsor an intern at no cost to the company.”

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Atlanta Seasonal Jobs with Six Flags

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Those looking for Atlanta seasonal jobs may soon be in luck as one large amusement park operator plans to hire.

Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water has announced its plan to hire more than 2,400 seasonal workers for a variety of jobs in the Atlanta area. Open positions are available in food services, games, park services, loss prevention, ticket services, human resources, toll booths, security, merchandising, cash control, ride operations and lifeguards.

According to an article by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Six Flags plans to host a job fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Six Flags Over Georgia Crystal Pistol. Candidates must be at least 15-years old and will be required to go through several screenings and interviews. Those interested can fill out an application at Six Flags Jobs Web site.

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