Saturday, January 23, 2010

CarMax Hiring for 600 Store Positions Across U.S.

(BUSINESS WIRE)--CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation's largest retailer of used cars, is currently recruiting for approximately 600 store positions in locations across the country. The majority of positions are in sales, with additional openings in service operations, the business office and purchasing. Automotive experience is not necessary for most positions. Full and part-time positions are available.

“At a time when unemployment is high and people may be thinking about a career change, we are proud to be offering quality jobs that offer training, development and excellent benefits at a company that is often recognized for being a great place to work,” said Tom Folliard, president and CEO of CarMax. “The current store position openings are part of our usual hiring each year to prepare for the spring and summer car buying season.”

CarMax was just named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the sixth year, by FORTUNE magazine. The company offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, paid time-off, insurance and disability, and retirement options. The company promotes a work-life balance and a diverse work environment. Employees receive discounts on car purchases and other services.

“CarMax is looking for candidates with high integrity, strong customer service skills, good problem solving ability, and who have a willingness to work the varied hours of a retail work environment,” says Pam Hill, director of selection and recruitment for CarMax. “We look forward to hiring a diverse, talented group of associates this year and we are particularly interested in individuals with professional sales experience.”

How Can Job Seekers Apply?

* Job seekers should apply online at http://www.carmax.com/careers
* To see a video with first-hand accounts of CarMax sales consultants, visit the Careers page on carmax.com and click on Store Careers.
* CarMax will contact applicants and set up interviews after an initial review of applications

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Friday, January 22, 2010

State of Georgia Announces Job Training Partnership with Microsoft

25,900 free Microsoft technology training vouchers to be provided to Georgia citizens

Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that Georgia and Microsoft will combine efforts in a unique, public-private partnership to provide free technology training to displaced workers. The Governor joined Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer, at the Capitol to applaud the initiative titled “Microsoft Elevate America.”

“We are excited to join forces with Microsoft in this important initiative. This partnership will provide thousands of Georgians with the education and skills required to succeed in the new economy,” Governor Perdue said. “When people obtain the necessary job and technology skills, their quality of life, and the quality of our state workforce, vastly improves.”

Microsoft is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development to distribute a total of 25,900 training vouchers during the next 90 days. Courses range from basic technology literacy to intermediate and advanced level technology skills training. A portion of the vouchers will be issued to Georgia residents for Microsoft Certification Exams, all at no cost to the recipient.

“Our vision for Elevate America is to give Americans the technology training and certification to help them get back to work, “said Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft. “Many individuals do not possess critical skills needed in today’s changing economy. We believe that through a strong partnership with the state of Georgia, the training offered through Elevate America can lead to employment opportunity and ultimately grow Georgia’s economy.”

Georgia will receive 11,500 vouchers for Microsoft Windows and Office online training, 11,500 vouchers for Microsoft Business Certification Exams, and 2,900 vouchers for advanced technical professional level online training:

• Each training voucher is redeemable for free online training in Microsoft Windows, or one of the programs in the Microsoft Office suite.
• Each certification exam voucher is redeemable for a Microsoft Business Certification Exam.
• Advanced technical professional level vouchers are redeemable for free online training for individuals in technical professional career tracks in areas such as web development or database management.

Any Georgia resident may request and receive a voucher. The vouchers will be distributed through the Georgia Work Ready Web site through on-line application at www.gaworkready.org ; through participating Workforce Investment Act (WIA) One Stop Centers and select Goodwill locations. In its role as Microsoft’s “designated partner” for administration of Elevate America in the state, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development is responsible for the overall distribution program. Vouchers will be available to citizens across the state on a first-come, first-served basis starting today through April 22, 2010. Individuals must activate their vouchers for training and complete certification exams within the 90 day period.

Microsoft Vice President Pamela Passman announced the “Microsoft Elevate America” program at the National Governors Association winter meeting in February 2009. The initiative is expected to provide up to 1 million vouchers nationwide for Microsoft e-Learning courses and select Microsoft certification exams at no or low cost to recipients. The program is designed to provide technology training for up to 2 million people during the next three years. Georgia’s participation in the program makes it the tenth state to take part in this groundbreaking initiative.

For additional information regarding the Microsoft vouchers and locations where citizens can obtain a voucher in Georgia, please visit www.gaworkready.org within the “Jobseeker” portion of the site.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Launches Updated Employment Website

(BUSINESS WIRE)--J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT) today announced the Company has launched an improved version of its popular employment website, www.jbhunt.jobs. Prospective employees may now utilize a host of new features and user-friendly navigation designed to streamline the job search and application process.

“It is our goal to provide applicants information about our Company, our employees and our benefits as well as an outlet for them to contact us regarding employment opportunities.”

An updated job-search feature allows applicants to obtain real-time information about driving, office and maintenance careers, as well as internships and benefits. From corporate responsibility to J.B. Hunt’s focus on diversity and sustainability, applicants have the information they need to know about life at J.B. Hunt, while taking advantage of improved capabilities that include:

* The ability to search real-time job postings by city and state or by zip code and apply online for open positions
* A job alert feature to provide drivers with job opening notifications by phone, text or email
* A Driver chat function which allows drivers to have their questions answered instantly by a Company hiring representative
* Streamlined navigation throughout the site

“We continue to focus on providing the best user experience possible by increasing interaction with prospective employees,” said Kirk Thompson, president and CEO for J.B. Hunt. “It is our goal to provide applicants information about our Company, our employees and our benefits as well as an outlet for them to contact us regarding employment opportunities.”

The most significant changes to the site focus on the driver section. With an updated job alert function, interested drivers can choose for J.B. Hunt to contact them by phone, email or text when a driving position becomes available in their area. The site also provides easier access to information on local and regional driving jobs, which can provide drivers more quality time at home as well as strong W2 earnings.

J.B. Hunt is a dynamic and diverse organization of more than 14,500 employees nationwide. For more information on employment opportunities, or to view the new site, visit www.jbhunt.jobs.

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