Friday, August 12, 2011

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers Hosts Newnan Job Fair at Retail Location with more than 80 Job Openings

ResourceMFG hiring for positions with wages starting at $8 per hour.

The Goodwill Career Center located inside the Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers retail store on Bullsboro drive is offering a terrific opportunity for community members looking for work. The center will be hosting a job fair on Monday for ResourceMFG, which currently has over 80 confirmed job openings. Goodwill’s last job fair in Auburn/Opelika had a significant turnout; helping over 100 people earn good jobs.

“The job fair is an excellent opportunity for qualified community members to put their best foot forward with an employer who is actively seeking applicants,” explains Carole Ann Fields, Goodwill Career Center Manager.

ResourceMFG is recruiting for positions starting at $8.00 per hour. Job categories include: Assemblers, Forklift Operators, Machinists (CNC & Manual), Machine Operators, MIG & TIG Welders, and Quality Inspectors.

Location: Goodwill Career Center
Located inside the Newnan Goodwill Retail Store
228 Bullsboro Drive
Newnan GA 30263

Date: Monday August 15, 2011
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Bring your resume and dress professionally.
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About Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. The Newnan Goodwill Career Center and Retail Store are owned and operated by Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. (GWISR, www.gwisr.org), headquartered in Columbus, GA. The organization serves people who have disabilities, those who lack education or job experience, and other job seekers. They cover 50 West Georgia and East Alabama counties with Goodwill Stores, Donation Centers, Career and Training Centers. In 2010, GWISR provided 21,669 people with these services and placed 3,336 people into good jobs, creating a $51 Million impact on local economies.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Aflac is Hiring! Driving the Message With New Paint Scheme for No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion

/PRNewswire/ -- Aflac (NYSE: AFL), the No. 1 provider of supplemental and guaranteed-renewable insurance in the United States, today announced its NOW Hiring paint scheme for the No. 99 Aflac Ford Fusion to be driven by Carl Edwards in the All-Star Race in Charlotte, NC on May 21.

The NOW Hiring design is part of a national recruitment campaign to attract potential Aflac agents. The 'Take Flight' campaign showcases reasons why a sales career with Aflac can be rewarding – lucrative, while working for a company repeatedly recognized for being one of the most ethical and best places to work in America.

Aflac has one of the largest and best equipped sales forces in the country, demonstrating every day how its insurance policies help provide a safety net to let policyholders focus on recovery, not financial stress.

"Aflac lets you balance work and family life while representing the leading provider of supplemental insurance," said Tom Giddens, senior vice president and director of Sales at Aflac. "You bring the passion and we'll set you up with best in class training and all the tools you'll need to succeed – like Carl Edwards, you'll be in victory lane in no time."

For more information about a sales career at Aflac call 800-292-9242 or visit www.JoinAflac.com and watch for the Now Hiring television commercial airing nationwide through June 2011.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

CallMe! Announces Large Hiring Campaign in Marietta, GA

/PRNewswire/ -- CallMe!, the leader in Call Center Human Capital Management, announced a large new hiring campaign in the Marietta, Georgia area. CallMe! is hiring Inside Sales Agents on behalf of GetInsured.com, the leading online health care exchange.

CallMe! Chief Executive Officer Chris Bracken noted, "CallMe! is excited about the opportunity to work with GetInsured.com. As a venture backed firm aiming for exceptional growth, this is a great opportunity for the Atlanta job market."

"We currently service over 3,000 customers every day, but the demand for health insurance in the U.S. far outweighs our current staff," adds Scott Osler, Vice President of Sales with GetInsured.com. "With the help of CallMe!, we hope to find an abundance of great, local talent to join our already incredible Inside Sales team."

Specifically, GetInsured.com is seeking both entry-level and experienced Inside Sales Professionals for openings in their Marietta, GA sales center. A health/life insurance license is preferred for employment - if you do not have one, a college degree is required. This is an inside sales position servicing consumers across the nation.

If you are interested in applying for this Inside Sales position, please visit http://www.callmestaffing.com to apply online or call 877-402-2563. Also, CallMe! is holding an open job fair in conjunction with CobbWorks (www.cobbworks.org) on May 18 from 9:00AM until 12:00PM at 463 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 100, Marietta, GA 30060.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

A New Voice to Give the Aflac Duck its Quack Back

/PRNewswire/ -- Aflac today announced its plan for a nationwide casting call to find a new voice for the iconic Aflac Duck. The company plans to hold auditions in six cities across the United States during the first week of April. Interested parties will find a complete job description and information about how to secure an audition appointment on Monster.com and at Quackaflac.com, where job seekers can also submit applications online.

Live auditions will be held in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Austin and Atlanta. While these audition slots will be limited, the online casting call is open today and will remain open until April 1, 2011 at midnight Pacific time.

Since 2000, the Aflac Duck has appeared in 52 television ads and numerous radio ads, helping increase the company's brand recognition from slightly more than 10 percent to an amazing 93 percent. The Aflac Duck is also a symbol for the company's primary philanthropic cause, helping Aflac raise more than $62 million for the treatment and research of childhood cancer.

"Being the new voice of the Aflac Duck carries responsibilities far beyond recording duck sounds," Aflac Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna said. "The Aflac Duck symbolizes our promise to be there in times of need. It represents the philanthropy and the ethical values embraced by our employees and more than 72,000 independent sales agents across the nation, so we are looking for the best person to help advance our brand and business in a way that demonstrates our values."

"Aflac reached out to Monster because of the great success we've had finding talent for really cool jobs," said Ted Gilvar, global chief marketing officer for Monster Worldwide. "We are so proud to do what we can to help Aflac with the nationwide search for the new 'spokesduck' and also provide the millions of job seekers that visit Monster with a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Immediately following the initial auditions, a selection of candidates will be chosen by a professional casting agency, with the top contenders invited for a callback. Candidates will be judged on their ability to communicate an entire vocabulary in one word, Aflac, and how their voice can help the Aflac Duck sound informative, frustrated, happy, hurt, or angry, including grunts, groans, and mutterings, but no words other than Aflac. Prior voice-over experience is preferred, but not required.

All auditions — online or live — will be a maximum of 30 seconds and will irrevocably become the property of Aflac. There will be limited availability for live auditions, so those seeking to interview in one of the six cities where casting calls will take place should make an appointment by following the instructions on Monster.com or Quackaflac.com. Live interviews will be held by appointment only . The ten finalists selected for a callback will be required to conduct a second audition either via satellite or in person in New York City.

"The Aflac Duck is fun, but it conveys a very important message," Zuna said. "We believe this is the best job available in America today, so applicants should prepare like this is the opportunity of a lifetime."

While searching for the new voice of the Aflac Duck, Aflac is continuing its television advertising schedule with "Silent Movie," which stars the Aflac Duck in a scene that resembles an old silent movie genre film. In "Silent Movie," the Aflac Duck rescues a damsel in distress in much the same way that he provides a safety net for policyholders who are sick or injured.

Applicants should consider the following job description before applying:

Job Title: New Voice of the Aflac Duck

About the Job

This position will be integral to forging Aflac's voice in all manner of communications. In this role, you will find innovative ways to use one word to convey to consumers that they need Aflac to complement their major medical plans.

Responsibilities

* Creates innovative and original quacking that helps consumers understand how Aflac is different from major medical Insurance.
* Strategically develops ways for the word "Aflac" to communicate that the company's insurance provides a safety net for families.
* Translates complex messages into a single word that tells people, "Aflac is the insurance company that they can count on in their time of need."
* Provides exceptional and creative use of the word "Aflac" for advertising in television, Web sites and other marketing communications.
* Embodies the spirit of caring and ethics that Aflac is known for both in and out of the recording studio.


Special Skills

* Requires correct pronunciation of the word Aflac
* Must be able to present complex information clearly and concisely into an effective reading of the word "Aflac"
* Ability to improvise
* Skilled at making people laugh
* Unique and memorable voice
* Bilingual or trilingual skills (English with Duck and Spanish Duck)
* Prior acting and or voice-over experience is preferred, but not required.


Core Competencies

* Inspires trust and behaves ethically
* Is customer-centric
* Has a collaborative spirit especially when it comes to working with ducks
* Is creative

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Electrolux announces 225 new Augusta jobs

Industry-leading appliance manufacturer to open expanded customer care center

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that Electrolux, one of the world’s largest appliance manufacturers, will locate an expanded customer care center in Augusta. The company will create 225 new jobs by the end of 2013. A $2.5 million investment will renovate to an existing facility.

“Customer care operations thrive in Georgia, stemming from our business-friendly environment, top-ranked workforce and Southern hospitality, which are all benefits to companies seeking to better serve their customers,” said Deal. “This project is a great example of how Georgia’s competitive assets for companies such as Electrolux yield economic gains for our state and the people of the Augusta community.”

The Electrolux North American major appliances Customer Care Center will provide support to the company’s consumers, dealers and services. After renovations, the facility will be operational by fall 2011.

“This new facility will be home to our enhanced and expanded call center and customer care operations,” said Greg Bagwell, Electrolux Major Appliances, North America VP, Consumer Services Group Operations. “The Augusta center is a vital part of our ambition to be the premier provider of positive support for customers in the industry.”

The Augusta region is a strategic location for customer care center locations due in part to the community’s pipeline of talent for these operations. The Electrolux Customer Care Center will locate in a space formerly occupied by Dillard’s department store in the National Hills Shopping Center on Washington Road.

“Electrolux made its decision to create new jobs and investment in Augusta-Richmond County, based in part on the knowledge that they are investing in a pro-business community,” said Walter Sprouse, Executive Director of the Development Authority of Richmond County. “Augusta has received more than 20 national recognitions for the local economy during the past 18 months. Electrolux wanted to be part of this strong Augusta economic wave. This is more excellent news for our local economy.”

Georgia Department of Economic Development senior project manager, Adela Kelley, assisted the company with this location in collaboration with the Economic Development Authority of Richmond County.

About Electrolux
Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovative products that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2010 Electrolux had sales of $14.7 billion and 52,000 employees. For more information go to www.electrolux.com/press and www.electrolux.com/news.