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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 |

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.

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