Saturday, October 24, 2009

DBHDD Launches Website for Job Seekers

Job seekers can now get information about openings at the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) at the state agency’s new jobs website: The website lists employment opportunities at DBHDD’s Atlanta headquarters as well as the state hospitals and regional offices overseen by the department across the state. Job applications and information about state benefits are also available.

“Our number one priority as a new agency is to staff up, bringing in the right people with the right skills to give the best care possible to the people we serve,” said Rhian Sharp, Director of the Office of Human Resources at DBHDD. “We’re looking for people who thrive on challenges and strive to make a difference. There’s no doubt that working in Georgia’s behavioral health system is challenging. At the same time, it offers the opportunity to make an immediate difference.”

DBHDD is the state agency that focuses solely on policies, programs, and services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities. It began operations on July 1, 2009. In addition to its Atlanta offices, the department operates seven regional and state hospitals located in Rome, Atlanta, Milledgeville, Augusta, Columbus, Thomasville, and Savannah.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ryla to Hire 1,500 Temporary Employees

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryla Inc. (, a leading domestic provider of outsourced call center and customer contact solutions, is providing an employment option for people looking for temporary work and income this holiday season. The company today announced it is hiring 1,500 full-time, temporary customer service positions at its Atlanta-area headquarters location. The eight-week positions start immediately.

Weekly open houses to screen and hire candidates will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday starting today until Dec. 3, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 545 Kenneth E. Marcus Way, Marietta, GA 30030.

“At Ryla, temporary positions provide our team with an opportunity to assess customer service agent strengths and make full-time job offers to temporary workers when permanent positions become available,” said Shelly Wilson, co-founder and chief operations officer at Ryla. “In this economic environment, contact center positions also provide an excellent job opportunity for people looking for supplemental seasonal income and others who want to hone their customer service skills.”

Ryla’s announcement closely follows a released survey that retailers plan to hire fewer seasonal workers this holiday season. According to a recent Hay Group survey, 57 percent of surveyed retailers are reducing staffing levels for the 2009 holiday shopping season, and 40 percent are hiring fewer workers.

When hiring agents, Ryla looks for a variety of characteristics including overall enthusiasm and high energy. Candidates also must be able to type 30 words per minute with 80 percent accuracy and pass spelling, grammar and vocabulary tests. Applicants should wear business attire and arrive early in case of large turnouts.

Future job fair information as well as job type descriptions can be viewed at Interested individuals unable to attend the open houses can submit their resumes to

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