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  • Sanderson Farms holds hiring event for 1,600 new ETX jobs (East Texas)

    07/22/2018 9:50:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KVUE-TV ^ | July 16, 2018 | Hannah Treece
    Completion of Sanderson Farms' new Poultry Complex is just around the corner. They're working to fill 1,600 new jobs to get the complex up and running, according to Brent Glasgow with Sanderson. "Sanderson Farms is bringing a fully integrated poultry event to the Tyler area. With a feed mill, hatchery, processing plant as well," Glasgow said. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, they're holding interest sessions at the Skills Training Center at Tyler Junior College's West Campus. There will be three sessions each day, at 9 a.m, 1 p.m and 6 p.m. "Going through some information about our...
  • More than 100 jobs available in Huntington (West Virginia)

    07/22/2018 9:23:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSAZ-TV ^ | July 17, 2018 | Staff
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A hiring event is around the corner and more than 100 jobs are available. AT&T is hiring about 120 positions at the call center in Huntington. The positions are for customer service representatives. A hiring event will take place at the call center on July 19 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. AT&T recommends people apply online and complete the mandatory assessment prior to coming to the hiring event to speed up the process. If you can't make it to the hiring event, you can also apply online to be considered for an interview. The call...
  • Firearms-related firms set up shop at port incubator (Idaho)

    07/22/2018 9:08:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Lewiston Tribune ^ | July 22, 2018 | Elaine Williams
    Two new tenants at the Port of Lewiston’s Incubator Building recently tripled the facility’s occupancy — from one business to three. Aluminum firearms parts, such as scope bases and rings, are manufactured on computer numerically controlled machines at Pure-Precision, a company owned by Charlie Bell. Pure-Precision joins Hells Canyon Armory, which specializes in gun barrels, at the incubator at 1708 Sixth Ave N. in Lewiston. Bell’s business employs his wife and another staff member, subcontracting with other companies that do similar work for smaller runs on parts for agricultural, automotive and aerospace businesses. “I make pretty much what anybody wants...
  • I was held HOSTAGE at TRADER JOES in Los Angeles while being THREATENED WITH. DEATH.

    07/21/2018 10:16:20 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 400 replies
    07/21/18 | Me
    To kick it off. Anyone know what it feels like to be told you will be shot one by one?
  • Restaurant's discount for churchgoers stirs discontent among non-worshippers

    07/20/2018 11:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    WSFA-TV ^ | July 20, 2018
    CHEVIOT, OH (WLWT/CNN) – A restaurant owner in Ohio is facing legal questions after offering a discount to churchgoers. "This was the furthest thing from my mind when we came up with this idea," said Justin Watson, the owner of Starters Cafe in Cheviot, OH. Watson opened the restaurant about seven weeks ago. He said all he was trying to do was stir up some business with his discount offer to churches. Instead, he stirred up a hornet's nest. "Any congregation, any religion, any area, whatever, as long as you brought me a church bulletin, I would give you 10...
  • Trump protest in Ventura gets mixed reviews

    07/19/2018 12:22:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    KEYT-TV ^ | July 18, 2018 | Tracy Lehr
    VENTURA, Calif. - At least one person wasn't willing to honk a car horn in support of Trump Protesters in Ventura on Wednesday evening. The passenger of a compact car driving by leaned out the window and flipped the bird with both hands. The rude gesture didn't stop protestors from rallying for democracy. They lined Victoria Ave. near the Ventura County Government center and waved a variety of signs. One sign held up behind a Trump impersonator said "TRE45ON."
  • Redding vigil - joined by protest dog - rallies against Trump

    07/18/2018 11:41:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Record Searchlight | July 18, 2018 | Mike Chapman
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.redding.com/story/news/2018/07/18/redding-vigil-joined-protest-dog-rallies-against-trump/799180002/
  • Express Parcel Service LLC expanding shipping locations and hiring remote shipping agents...

    07/18/2018 7:44:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 18, 2018
    Leading parcel service company Express Parcel Service LLC is on the spree to expand operations by increasing shipping locations across the US. The company is also expanding its network of remote shipping agents through new hires with the goal to extend better and more affordable shipping service to customers. “We are excited to announce that we have recently embarked on an expansion stretch, both in terms of our shipping locations and shipping agents. Our efforts in ensuring the most trusted and economical delivery have impressed private investors and a lot of them have supported us with robust funding of late....
  • Flex-N-Gate Hosts Hiring Event For New South Side Plant (300 jobs in Chicago, Illinois)

    07/18/2018 6:57:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | July 18, 2018 | Lorraine Swanson
    CHICAGO, IL -- Flex-N-Gate, a leading manufacturer and supplier for the automotive industry, is hosting a hiring event from noon to 5 p.m. July 23. The event will be held at South Chicago Learning Center, 3055 E. 92nd St., Chicago. The company is hiring for a new plant it is building on the city's South Side, which is expected to begin production in early 2019. The Urbana-based Flex-N-Gate announced plans last year to convert an existing warehouse facility into a 288,000-square-foot, modern automotive operation that will serve automakers, including Chicago's Ford plant. Flex-N-Gate is anticipated to bring 300 jobs to...
  • Working Wednesday: Amazon looking to hire 1,500 at new Thornton facility (Colorado)

    07/18/2018 6:46:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    KMGH-TV ^ | July 18, 2018 | Robert Garrison
    THORNTON, Colo. — Amazon announced this week that it has begun hiring 1,500 full-time positions at their new robotics fulfillment center in Thornton. The nearly 900,000 square-foot facility opens this fall, and it will be Amazon’s first robotics fulfillment center in Colorado. Applicants can apply online or walk-in (after starting online) at the company's Westminster location, 11860 Pecos Street, Suite 2200, now until Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to Amazon’s webpage, starting pay is $12 an hour, and they also offer a “comprehensive benefits package.”
  • Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

    07/17/2018 3:58:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    nraila.org ^ | July 17, 2018
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more. “This is a significant win for law-abiding gun owners in California,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action. “This unconstitutional law criminalizes mere possession of many standard capacity magazines and would instantly turn many law-abiding gun owners into criminals.” California Rifle and Pistol Association lawyers, with the support of the...
  • Personal: TN. Senate Race Maracha Blackburn lead over Phil Bredesen

    07/17/2018 11:56:41 AM PDT · by RedMonqey · 29 replies
    Nashville Tennessean | 3 hours ago | Me, Redmonkey
    This is good news for those who believe Tennessee's senate seat that Bob Corker is currently defiling. Marsha Blackburn poll numbers from the commissioned by the Committee to Defend the President, which plans to spend heavily in an effort to help Blackburn — found 38 percent of those surveyed supported the Republican congressman while 35 percent favored Bredesen. It continues to narrow from her high lead of 9 In a December poll but given Tennessee's history of narrow elections, this is to be expected. Barring the unforeseen, this is good news for Marasha, President Trump and the Senate increasing it's...
  • Stormy Daniels’ tour hits W.Va.

    07/16/2018 11:41:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Inter-Mountain ^ | July 16, 2018 | Clarissa Cottrill
    MARTINSBURG — Thunderstorms are in the forecast for the next few days, but on Friday night a different type of phenomenon hit the Mountain State: Stormy Daniels. The adult film star and stripper, who is suing President Donald Trump over a nondisclosure agreement regarding a sexual encounter with the president in 2006, took the stage at Lust Gentlemen’s Club in Martinsburg Friday. The show was one of two at the club, the other slated for Saturday night, as part of Daniels’ nationwide tour. General Manager Robert Austin said the star’s appearance was a notable event for the club and for...
  • Paul Massey’s New Brokerage Hiring 50 Agents (New York and New Jersey)

    07/16/2018 9:24:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Globe Street ^ | July 16, 2018 | Betsy Kim
    NEW YORK CITY—Paul J. Massey Jr. and his new company, Building by Building, Block by Block (B6) founded with former colleagues Neil Heilberg and Michael Wlody, are looking to hire 50 brokers. They’ve already recruited an experienced management team of 20 people. Having officially launched on July 1 in temporary space at 275 Madison Ave., B6 plans to open permanent offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and New Jersey—all within its first year. Similar to Massey Knakal, the firm Massey originally started with Bob Knakal in 1988, which Cushman & Wakefield acquired in 2014 for $100 million, B6 will use a...
  • Bugging out: Indoor insect-free farm providing new foods to observant Jews

    07/14/2018 1:04:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NY1 ^ | July 13, 2018 | Michael Scotto
    The vegetables and fruits grown inside a Burlington, New Jersey greenhouse look completely ordinary. But Solomon Fried's crops are different. He goes to extreme lengths to make sure they are free of bugs. "You're always looking for insects, I would imagine? Yes, that's a 24-hour thing. They never sleep, so we have to be alert," Fried said. Fried is obsessed with bugs because his produce is sold in Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox community, and insects are not kosher. Jews who strictly observe religious dietary rules do not even want to eat them accidentally. "The problem is there are many insects that lodge...
  • Austin firm The Zebra - the ‘Kayak for car insurance’ doubling staff size, moving HQ to E Austin

    07/13/2018 12:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Austin American-Statesman ^ | July 10, 2018 | Omar L. Gallaga
    The Zebra, an Austin company that last year raised $40 million and has been backed by Texas billionaire Mark Cuban, has big plans for 2019. The Zebra says it expects to double its workforce from about 100 employees to 200 by the end of 2019. And next summer, it expects to move into a new 40,000-square-foot set of offices in a newly constructed five-story building at 1801 E. Sixth Street. This company’s growth has come under the leadership of Keith Melnick, who was named CEO of The Zebra last year. Melnick -- one of the founders of the popular travel-reservation...
  • United Healthcare to Host Job Fair in Green Bay For 125 Positions (Wisconsin)

    07/12/2018 8:21:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Patch ^ | July 12, 2018 | Scott Anderson
    United Healthcare will host a job fair to hire 125 new sales and customer service representatives. Here are the details: GREEN BAY, WI — United Healthcare will host a job fair to hire 125 new sales and customer service representatives Tuesday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 18, at its 3100 AMS Blvd. in Green Bay location. All of the positions will be based at that office. Interested candidates will be able to speak with recruiters and hiring managers at the job fair. Candidates are also encouraged to visit https://uhg.hr/GreenBayCareers to learn more about the openings. The UnitedHealth Group family of...
  • Twilio Opens Buckhead Office, Plans to Hire 50 (Georgia)

    07/12/2018 7:14:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Atlanta Inno ^ | July 9, 2018 | Madison Hogan
    Twilio, a San Francisco-based cloud communications platform company, has opened an office in Buckhead. According to company representatives, Twilio plans to add more than 50 employees at the new office in the next few years, including positions in sales, human resources and engineering. The Atlanta office will hold a recruiting event for some of these positions from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at WeWork Terminus. “Incredible momentum in Twilio’s customer base is fueling our need to expand the company’s presence in new regions,” George Hu, Twilio’s chief operating officer, said in a statement. “Atlanta brings us closer to...
  • 400 new jobs coming to Greenville Co. with Samsung customer care (South Carolina)

    07/12/2018 5:08:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    WSPA-TV ^ | July 12, 2018 | Staff
    GREENVILLE Co., SC (WSPA) - Samsung is planning to bring 400 new jobs to Greenville Co. by the year 2020 with a new customer care center they're opening in the area, according to Greenville Area Development Corporation. At just under 35,000 square-foot, the tech company's "cutting-edge" facility will feature two advanced training centers for onsite agents, a private and secure video chat area and a connected living lab with Samsung and competitive products. The new customer care center will be located at 901 Holland Rd. in Simpsonville and will be Samsung's third location in South Carolina. Hiring is already underway,...
  • MetLife intends hiring more than 150 for future Omaha office (Nebraska)

    07/12/2018 11:27:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    KIOS-FM ^ | July 11, 2018 | The Associated Press
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Insurer MetLife says it intends to hire more than 150 people for its future Omaha customer service center. The Omaha World-Herald reports that New York-based MetLife said Tuesday that it expects the center to open in downtown Omaha by the end of the year. The global financial services company provides insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management. A unit of MetLife earlier this year said it would move its legal domicile to Nebraska. Insurance experts say companies can save money in Nebraska because of the state's relatively low tax rate on insurance premiums....