Looking for a job with perks in the Houston area? These companies are offering incentives, sign-on bonuses upon hire
If you or someone you know is looking for a job, tons of Houston-area restaurants, retail, and grocery stores are looking to hire workers as soon as possible and companies are offering incentives, such as signing bonuses, to attract them.
CVS Health hiring thousands across the U.S.; Here’s how you can get an online job tryout
HOUSTON – CVS Health said this week that it is recruiting qualified candidates to fill 15,000 jobs across the nation. More than 10,000 of the new roles are for full- and part-time licensed pharmacy technicians at CVS Pharmacy locations and will be filled as soon as possible, helping increase support for patients and fellow pharmacy professionals. Working under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist, CVS Health pharmacy technicians process prescriptions, dispense medications, provide information to customers or health professionals and perform administrative tasks. They also administer COVID-19 tests at more than 4,000 drive-thru testing sites at select CVS Pharmacy locations across the country. Candidates for these opportunities can apply online and take an online virtual job tryout.
Chevron to layoff 700 employees in Houston downtown
HOUSTON – Chevron Corp. is asking employees to reapply for positions as part of a “cost-cutting program expected to eliminate up to 15% of its workforce," according to Reuters. Nearly 700 employees in Houston will be laid off starting Oct. 23, according to a notice Chevron sent to the state of Texas. The layoffs will affect workers at Chevron’s downtown offices: 1400 Smith, 1500 Louisiana, 1600 Smith and 2 Allen Center, according to the Houston Chronicle. This summer, Chevron acquired Houston-based Noble Energy, and it is expected to make cuts and layoffs for redundant office positions. In total, the company announced plans to lay off 6,000 workers globally this year.
Job hunting? See who’s hiring in Houston for the holiday season
HOUSTON – The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching, and some companies will need some extra help to fulfill orders this year. Companies such as Target, Amazon, and FedEx are hiring seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season. FedExFexEx is hiring seasonal delivery drivers to quickly and efficiently deliver packages to customers during the holiday shopping season. Click here to applyUPSUPS is hiring seasonal delivery drivers to deliver holiday packages to customers during the shopping season. Macy’sMacy’s is hiring seasonal workers in all Macy’s locations in the Houston area, including the Galleria.
20+ jobs you can start right now with little to no experience needed
There are more than half a million jobs available right now in Texas and many of them don’t require much experience to apply. I need a job,” Rodriguez said. She’s treating her job search like she has all of her jobs — with organization and a positive, “can-do” attitude. “Jobs do not require experience, they require a willingness to learn,” said Ardine Williams, Amazon’s Vice President of Workforce Development. “There are hundreds of jobs available across Houston,” Williams explained.
Need a job? Dominos is hiring 300 employees in the Greater Houston area
HOUSTON Still looking for a job amid the coronavirus pandemic? Dominos in Houston may have a spot waiting for you. The pizza chain is looking to hire 300 employees for assistant manager and delivery driver positions across 65 franchise-owned stores in the Greater Houston area, including Baytown, Pasadena, Katy and Galveston. Dominos is committed to providing hot, great-tasting pizza and outstanding service to customers, said Marvin Villanueva, Dominos director of corporate operations in Houston in a release. Dominos is also hiring general managers and customer service representatives in several stores.
AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from a strong June jobs report
“Today’s announcement,” President Donald Trump declared Thursday after the report was released, “proves that our economy is roaring back.”Maybe. Even after superb hiring reports for May and June, the economy has regained only about one-third of the 22 million jobs it lost to the pandemic recession, according to Thursday’s jobs report. Here are five major takeaways from a jobs report that was surprisingly robust yet may not fully reflect a fast-evolving employment market. Restaurants, bars, hotels and other leisure and hospitality businesses, hard hit by closures in the spring, added 2.1 million jobs in June. “Job gains in June were broad-based across 75% of the private sector,‘' noted Kathy Bostjancic of Oxford Economics.
Mattress Mack opens resource center in Fort Bend County to help those searching for employment
Gallery Furniture’s Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale collaborated with Fort Bend County to open the Work Texas Resource Center inside of the Grand Parkway location to help people who are looking for employment.
Looking for work? Check out this advice before you send out your resume.
She says the most impactful need these five things:Your contact information should be right at the top on the front page of your resume. Your “value proposition" is "basically the value that you are going to bring to the hiring manager,” explained Emanuel. After reading your resume, the hiring manager should be able to answer these three questions:Can you do the job? “Hiring managers and recruiters really don’t read a resume,” Emanuel confessed. She said you should ask three to five people to proof your resume to look for typos and errors before you send it out.
Would you share your job to avoid being laid off?
He argues that continuous employment, even at reduced hours, is often preferred over being furloughed or laid off. The closing of the state's casino and tourism industries brought widespread job losses and an unemployment rate of 28.2% in April. Michigan had the second highest unemployment rate at 22.7% with major job losses in accommodation and food services. Quick yoga sessions can help improve your energy levels and brain function, according to Stephanie Mansour, a certified yoga instructor. She created this yoga routine to help you loosen up your body to begin the day feeling calm and positive.
Antibody tests could lead to job discrimination and encourage workers to play ‘Russian roulette’
One tool many are banking on is the antibody test. Rachel Horton, a lecturer in law at the University of Reading, told CNN that UK employees who felt they had faced discrimination due to their antibody status would have limited legal protections, as antibody status is not currently considered a protected characteristic under anti-discrimination law. Horton said an employer could in theory justify requiring someone to disclose their antibody status if they could prove it was necessary for health and safety. False reassuranceWhile many commercial manufacturers are rushing to produce antibody tests, at least some on the market are fraudulent or unreliable, producing false positive results that could lead people to mistakenly believe they have already been infected. Paul Hunter, a professor of health protection at England's University of East Anglia, also raised concerns about access to antibody tests.
5 things managers should consider when laying off employees remotely
That means they will be told remotely -- through a video conference or phone call. For managers, the human and technical considerations of delivering the bad news virtually are a little different than when they meet with employees face to face. That means working on a clear, brief message and practicing it with an HR manager on the video conference tool or conference call system you plan to use. And make sure you've nailed the security features of that technology so no one can Zoom bomb you or otherwise hack your meeting, Lee said. IT can't reach in remotely to wipe the person's laptop in the middle of your conversation, or when employees have turned off their Wi-Fi.
Employment attorney answers questions on workers’ concerns about going back to work
HOUSTON – Some businesses are preparing to reopen their doors on Friday with limited capacity Friday following the governor’s orders to reopening Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. Employment attorney, Rogge Dunn, addressed some of the questions regarding workers’ rights as they re-enter the workforce. Q: What if I feel healthy, but don’t want to go back to work? “If they are healthy and they don’t fit into one of the emergency family medical leave exceptions, they have to go back to work," Dunn said. Dunn said there will be some grey area on this subject if children are home during the summer break but daycare isn’t an option.
Gov. Abbott says he will sign an executive order next week on how Texas businesses will begin to reopen
Greg Abbott announced Friday that he will sign an executive order next week laying out how Texas businesses will begin to reopen “in a way that is safe.” Texas has not yet reached the predicted mid-April peak of coronavirus cases. Texas ranks second-highest in the number of people who have recovered from COVID-19, Abbott said. With many private companies now testing as well, Abbott said the number of Texans getting tested for coronavirus has increased. Abbott announced the launch of a new online Frontline Child Care Website to help essential workers in Texas locate child care and support child care centers who are caring for these children during the outbreak. “Already, 363,335 claims paid, that total more than a quarter-billion dollars -- which is $318 million already been paid out," Abbott said.
Here are the hottest job markets in 2020
To help you identify the hottest job markets heading into the new year, employment marketplace ZipRecruiter ranked the hottest metro areas:1. Fargo, ND-MNThe Fargo metro area lands the top spot due to its rapid job growth rate and high opportunity index (that is, a favorable ratio of job openings to candidates). Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NHBoston is a top performer when it comes to the number of high-wage job opportunities available. Sioux Falls, SDLike Fargo, Sioux Falls rises up the rankings due to its rapid job growth rate and high opportunity index. Portland-South Portland, MEPortland, Maine, makes the rankings primarily because of its high opportunity index.