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Feds, Retailers Flooded With Job Applications

Feds, Retailers Flooded With Job Applications

Hiring managers say they are looking for employees who are flexible. (istockphoto)

Kristi King | WTOP.com

November 17, 2009

Bailey says federal applicants also get points for being veterans.

People are holding on to jobs, which is contributing to the tighter job market, Miller says.

“The number of job openings may not be as many as a year or two ago, just because there’s been less turnover,” he says.

To get hired at Giant, Miller says it helps at Giant to be a people person.

“What we’re really looking for is employees who have a lot of customer service, who are friendly, who are comfortable with constantly changing environments – employees who are flexible with their work schedules.”

He recommends applicants be proactive, have a resume and introduce themselves to a store manger.

(Copyright 2009 by WTOP. All Rights Reserved. See the original story here)


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    kestrada

    almost 5 years ago

    4 comments

    RE: Mobility. What I am seeing now in many job announcements is the requirement "Must reside in the area job is located" .... this eliminates people who are willing to move and/or not requesting relo. This is unfortunate.

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    slvrdeb

    almost 5 years ago

    326 comments

    Have to agree with you Jerry.

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    JerryGJones

    almost 5 years ago

    62 comments

    This is kind of a non-story. Everyone who is breathing knows this. I would rather see an article leading me to businesses ready to hire.

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