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Labor Department to help Home Goods recruit workers

POSTED: August 5, 2014 11:59 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Home Goods recruit about 85 workers for a new home furnishings distribution center under construction in Jefferson.

The new distribution center is set to open in the fall.

Recruitment will be held Aug. 14-15 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St.

The company is primarily recruiting administrative and warehouse associates, maintenance supervisors and technicians, shipping and receiving clerks, and other clerical workers.

Due to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations, applicants must be at least 18 years old. A high school or General Education Diploma is preferred but not necessary.

Also, the company is recruiting an operations manager, human resources supervisor, training specialist, systems support specialist, electronics specialist, industrial engineer and merchandise controller.

Applicants for the operations manager position must have a bachelor’s degree in business, logistics or industrial engineering and at least six years of experience in a distribution center. Those who apply to be a supervisor in human resources must be fluent in both English and Spanish and have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years of experience in payroll and benefits.

Those who apply for the training position must have a bachelor’s degree and at least two years of experience in training or human resources, while those who apply for the systems support position must have an associate degree and two years of computer operations experience and be familiar with communications, including voice, data and telecommunications.

Applicants for the electronics specialist position must have an associate degree in electronics and at least two years of experience with microwave or telephone systems in an electronic distribution system. Those who apply for the industrial engineer position must have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of industrial engineering experience.

Salaries depend on positions and experience.

The company will conduct a background check and drug-screening test.

For more information about the recruitment, contact the Department of Labor’s Sarah Byrum at 404-217-1283 or the Athens Career Center at 706-583-2550.


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