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Employment Support with links 2.8.2021

Melanated PEARL’s core mission of supporting and encouraging women and and families has never changed. Thanks to a Board Volunteer we are able to research and post employment opportunities for those actively seeking employment. Current postings are based on data received weekly and target employment in Clayton County and South Metro Atlanta.

While the COVID-19 pandemic has required our organization to shift our outreach tactics to reflect recommendations of the CDC and public health officials, Melanated PEARL’s core mission of supporting and encouraging women and and families has never changed.  Thanks to a Board Volunteer we are able to research and post employment opportunities for those actively seeking employment (#week3). Current postings are based on data received weekly and target employment in Clayton County and South Metro Atlanta. If you would like more targeted support please complete the employment support form below.

Week of February 8, 2021

Production Associate – PM Shift (Newnan)

At HelloFresh, we want to revolutionize the way we eat by making it more convenient and exciting to cook meals from scratch. We have offices all over the world and we deliver delicious meals to millions of people.

We are the industry leader in meal-kit subscription services and we’re growing all the time. We have distinct meal-kit services that cater to everyone with the most menu variety in the market, which allows us to reach an incredibly wide population of people.

The HelloFresh team is diverse, high-performing, and international, and our work environment is an inspiring space where you can thrive as a result.

Job Description:

The Production Associate performs activities as directed on the production line. The Production Associate is responsible for following all safety, GMP and SQF policies/procedures, as well as adherence to PPE/hygiene policies, in cooperation with the supervisor.

You will …

  • Follow guidelines for proper assembly and production of food kit boxes on the assembly line.
  • Respectfully support and follow direction from all managers and supervisors about line performance.
  • Ensure all actions better the business of HelloFresh and do not break any company policies.
  • Reports defective materials or questionable conditions to the Quality Assurance and/or Supervisor.
  • Maintains the work area and equipment in a clean and orderly condition and follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Occasionally required to prepare ingredients using tools such as food scales, measuring spoons and cups, etc., as needed

You are…

  • Respectful of others and have a positive attitude
  • Communications: expresses ideas and thoughts clearly and with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must be willing and able to work entire schedule as we cannot accommodate partial shifts or early/late arrivals.
  • Must be able to count and have basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions).
  • Able to work in a cold prep area kept at 35 degrees.
  • Able to regularly lift and move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance.

At a minimum, you have…

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of related experience is preferred.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Basic mathematics

You’ll get…

  • Competitive Salary & 401K company match that vests immediately upon participation
  • Generous parental leave of 16 weeks & PTO policy
  • $0 monthly premium and other flexible health plans effective first day of employment
  • 75% discount on your subscription to HelloFresh (as well as other product initiatives)
  • Collaborative, dynamic work environment within a fast-paced, mission-driven company

Warehouse Associate – American Lumper Services (Union City)

Job details: Salary: $13 an hour

Job Type: Full-time

Number of hires for this role: 4

Qualifications

  • US work authorization (Required)
  • Warehouse: 1 year (Preferred)

Order Picker – Onin (Jonesboro)

Job details

Salary: $15 an hour

Job Type: Temporary

Job Requirements

We are currently hiring for a order selector in the Jonesboro, GA area. Order selectors will be picking orders, using an RF scan gun and using a tugger. Lifting up to 65 lbs. Schedule is Monday-Friday 6am- Finish (must be flexible with the schedule). Starting pay is $15.00 an hour. Temp to perm position, attendance is essential in order to be eligible for direct hired after meeting the probationary period.

Work Experience

  • Must be able to work the entire shift
  • Must be able to stand, bend, twist and lift.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen.


Benefits

Onin believes that your health is important. Medical benefits should be affordable and easy to use with your busy schedule. That’s why we offer our teammates custom-built benefits that are affordable and convenient to use. When you’re a part of our team, you have will have affordable benefits you’ll actually want to use such as; $5 Prescription drug copays, $5 Doctor’s Visit copays, Free Teledoctor Service, Free Counseling Services, Life Insurance Included, Vision Insurance Included, Dental Insurance Included, Vacation and Holiday Pay and Scholarship Opportunities. You will get these amazing benefits and more after just 30 days.

Warehouse Associate – United States Cold Storage (McDonough)

Overview:

Who We Are: USCS is driven to advance, innovate and serve companies seeking the best service, facilities, and logistics in the cold chain. We are employee focused, an equal employment opportunity employer and would love to have you join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Shipping and Receiving: Unload and load trailers and verify proper stacking and freight not being mixed on pallets, one item to a pallet as required unless instructed otherwise. Tape or stretch-wrap pallet as required to ensure product stability.
  • Checking: Prior to product storage, count all product, compare your counts to the drivers’ manifest and check all shipments for damage, infestation and production code dates. Report shortages damages and misplacements to your immediate supervisor who will forward the information to the appropriate parties. Must be able to move product to the storage locations. Must also be able to stack and store the product in the appropriate areas. Must be able to verify receipt of product at appropriate temperature.
  • Over, Short, and Damage: Identify and recover any received or shipping damage consistent with Company policy. Report all shortages and overages to your area supervisor.
  • Inventory: If needed, assist in physical inventories with use of scanners. Ensure proper stock rotation by following lot number identification.
  • Order Picking: Pull and prepare product for shipment, ensuring that the exact number and type of product is located and shipped, Make certain product comes from the proper locations and the lot numbers correspond to the picking documents. Perform picking duties in an efficient manner that meets customer service standards. Pallets height can reach up to 7 feet.
  • Loading: Efficiently move product from the staging or storage areas into railcars or trailers.
  • Equipment: Load, unload, move, stack and stage product and materials using a forklift, clamp truck, slip-sheet or other power equipment. Maintain the facilities, equipment and materials in a neat, clean orderly fashion. Daily inspections and verify equipment is operating prior to the start of the day’s activity. Advise your supervisor of any problems encountered. Operate all equipment in a safe and efficient manner following prescribed work methods.


Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: Previous high reach forklift and/or warehouse training

Other Abilities You Will Need to Have:

  • Bend and lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Lift up to 70lbs with assistance on an occasional basis
  • Stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls
  • Be able to speak and hear for safety and productivity
  • Use scanners, tablets, radio, phones, and other warehouse machinery
  • Ability to lift overhead
  • Ability to work overtime is an essential part of this position due to demand
  • Drive a registered motor vehicle to satisfy daily requirements
  • Have acceptable and / or correctable vision
  • Work in an atmosphere range of + 50 to – 30 degrees F with a moderate noise level
  • Personal interaction and communication required to and from other people is extremely high
  • Good arithmetic and reading skills
  • Understand and follow verbal instruction, written instruction and company policies
  • A self-starter that can work independently and coordinate with others
  • Work in a fast pace environment with the ability to manage stress and productivity guidelines

The Standard Details:

  • Always maintain a professional manner in appearance and communications.
  • Participate in staff and/or customer meetings if required.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformities relating to product, process, and quality systems.
  • Identify and record any issues relating to product, processes and/or quality.
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through appropriate channels.
  • Verify the implementation of solutions.
  • Always follow posted security procedures at all times while in the building.
  • Always follow safety procedures at all times.
  • Participate in Safety and Educational Training.

What’s In It For You:

A great company with great people. Full-time employees not under contract are offered: 401K and Educational Assistance after 1 year; If elected, Blue Cross Blue Shield after 30 days of service; Company Life Insurance; and a bunch of other great perks.

Things We Need To Mention:

  • The above job description may not include all tasks necessary to complete the job.
  • Job functions may vary based on area of operation. The job description is a listing of the most common tasks the associate will be required to perform in that job area.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Part-Time Store Associate – Aldi (Rex)

Job details: Salary: $13.50 an hour

Job Type: Part-time

Full Job Description

As a Store Associate, you’ll be responsible for merchandising and stocking product, cashiering, and cleaning to keep the store looking its best. You’ll enhance the customer shopping experience by building relationships with customers, answering questions and providing exceptional customer service.

Position Type: Part-Time
Average Hours: Less than 30 hours/week
Starting Wage: $13.50/hour plus a pay increase after the first year of employment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Processes customer purchases, perform general cleaning duties, merchandise products, stocks shelves and displays neatly to maximize visibility and sales.
  • Assist customers with problems or concerns, and contacts management as appropriate to assist.
  • Collaborates with team members and communicate relevant information to direct leader.
  • Provide feedback to management on all products, inventory losses, scanning errors, and general issues that could impact productivity.
  • Participates in taking store inventory counts according to guidelines and monitoring inventory.
  • Complies with all established company policies and procedures while upholding the security and confidentiality of documents and data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stock merchandise from store receiving to shelving.
  • Ability to place product, weighing up to 45 pounds, on shelving at various heights.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, push, pull, lift, carry, and walk about the store.
  • Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Ability to operate a cash register efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to safely and properly operate equipment, including electric/manual hand jack, floor scrubber, and cardboard baler.
  • Ability to perform general cleaning duties to company standards.
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to stay organized, give attention to detail, follow instructions and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Meets any state and local requirements for handling and selling alcoholic beverages.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a retail environment preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

VIRTUAL Warehouse Hiring Event – February 10 (Ft Gillem/Ellenwood) – SEE LINK BELOW!

Job details: Salary: $15 an hour

Job Type: Full-time

Number of hires for this role: 10+

Qualifications

  • Warehouse Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading third-party logistics providers, is holding interviews for various warehouse positions at our Fort Gillem location.

We will be holding VIRTUAL events through February!. If you cannot register for this event, there will be more!

Offers on the spot!

Open positions include:

Warehouse Associates 1st & 2nd shift

Interviews will take place: Wednesday, 2/10 11 am to 2 pm

Location:

This will be a Virtual event and all interviews will be conducted via zoom.

Please be sure to sign up for your interview time slot as soon as possible. Slots will fill quickly!

https://kncandidateday.com/events/

Kuehne + Nagel is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package to full time employees. Whether you’re an experienced professional, graduate or student, Kuehne + Nagel offers you exciting career opportunities to join a world class leading logistics organization with over 1200 office locations in over 100 countries.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance

Schedule: 8 hour shift

Experience: Warehouse Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Warehouse Skills:

  • Forklift experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Data entry
  • Packaging
  • Pallet jack
www.atl.com/careerfair

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Melanated PEARL Corp grants $30,000 in rental assistance in Clayton County

Clayton County residents need coronavirus relief funding and rental assistance, Melanated PEARL Corp steps in to support.

Mother of PEARL Housing Initiative and Eviction Prevention Program – October-December 2021 (UPDATE)

Hampton Georgia, February 1, 2021 — Clayton County residents need coronavirus relief funding and rental assistance. In response to the pandemic, Melanated PEARL Corporation, a 501C3 nonprofit, whose mission is to educate, uplift, and empower Black women, created a targeted program to prevent residents in the south metro Atlanta community from becoming homeless. Melanated PEARL Corporation launched the Mother of P.E.A.R.L. Housing Initiative and Eviction Prevention Program in September, seeking funds to pay rent for residents who had lost income because of layoffs, reduced work hours or other financial difficulties that have resulted from the economic downturn brought on by the pandemic. The help is particularly important for Clayton, where renters make up half of the county’s households and more than 50% of households are led by working women. Present data shows,  1. The largest demographic living in poverty are females, aged  25-34, followed by ages 35 – 44, and then ages 6 – 11. 2. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line is Black, followed by Hispanic and White. 3. Many families, mostly women and their children, are facing eviction or living in one room extended-stay hotels. Our primary goal was to secure safe and affordable housing by providing  financial support to assist displaced women and families facing eviction.

Our organization received a request for assistance in early October via phone and began offering services to its first grantee. On November 19, 2020, the Greater Atlanta COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, a joint effort from Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and United Way of Greater Atlanta, announced grants supporting education-focused interventions, food insecurity, housing and mental health services. Melanated PEARL Corporation was awarded $25,000 for general operating support for homeless prevention services for families led by women of color in Clayton County.

The formal Mother of P.E.A.R.L. in-take form went live in mid-November, and by December 31, 2021 we’d received 35 applications for a total of over $50,000. All applicants were required to submit an intake Google form, complete a virtual interview via Zoom or FaceTime, meet eligibility assessment, screening requirements, and agree to employment support, wellness check-ins, and financial literacy training for up to 6 months (at no cost to the participant). A recipient of monies had to be: 1) Currently employed, 2) Have received an eviction notice or proof  homelessness or residency at a hotel, and 3) Proof of residence in Clayton County. 

Melanated PEARL Corp contributes $30,000 and counting in rental assistance to prevent eviction in Clayton County, GA.

Melanated Pearl Corporation was able to secure housing and prevent eviction for 21 families in the Clayton County community. We are proud to stand in the gap as a conduit by providing resources through focused partnerships to meet the various needs of our grantees and serving as liaison between the residents we serve, their community, and the property management team as needed and with grantees permission. Consistent with data trends, 85.7 % of our applicants requested rental assistance, 87.6% of our applicants identified themselves as women,  and 90.6% of our applicants identified as Black. Applications were accepted on a first come, first serve basis and documents were submitted to a review committed in the order received. 

The in-take process was closed on December, 31, 2020 once funds were exhausted.

2021 and Beyond.

We continue to seek funds and secure contracts that help to support our efforts. We are completing the NEXT STEPS to secure two grants received in January 2021.

Funding Update

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta reviewed our recent grant request and we were awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000. It is the intention of the Community Committee that the grant be used toward general operating support for homeless prevention services for families led by women of color in Clayton County.  

The Clayton County Cares COVID Relief Fund Committee reviewed and approved our grant request and, our non-profit organization was been awarded a grant for $5,000.

About Us

Melanated Pearl Corporation is a 501c3 non profit organization located in Hampton, Ga a subsection of Clayton County established in November 2018. PEARL is an acronym meaning Passionate Engaged Activists, Resisting Limitations and we speak to our audiences passions, engage them, give them a call to action and show them how to resist the idea that they are limited in any way.  

Melanated Pearl Corporation plays a vital role in building a healthy community by providing critical services that contribute to economic stability and mobility of women. 

Our organization targets services for Black Women in the Metro Atlanta area. Our mission is to empower, educate and uplift Black Women. 

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Black Love Endures…

The dilemmas surrounding black love and marriage in 21st-century America are all too often mischaracterized as personal hardships that individuals must struggle to surmount.

not a love story, but a story filled with love

By Crystal Perry, ASC -Journalism in the Digital Age- WDC 626, Spring 2020

“I’m going to jump out of this window,” he said in a calm voice. “Ok, but can you take a bite of this Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich first?” I asked. My husband, a 49-year-old black male, is experiencing low blood sugar. He is pacing the room wildly as I attempt to get him to eat. I question if this was what the pastor envisioned when he said: “for better or for worse.” I remember the pastor saying “Til Death due you part”…I watched as he paused. He touched his head and then he looked at me. “I do,” he said. That was almost 20 years ago. Eight years of life separates us, he is older. He throws the juice across the room. “In sickness and in health”… “Why do you have needles in your bathroom? I can’t be involved with drugs or drug addicts.” I recall our first conversation about diabetes and insulin dependency. Once a superstar athlete, he is now living a medical marvel. “Black men with juvenile diabetes don’t live to be 50 years old without experiencing some complications,” I recall the doctor’s statement. He takes a bite of the sandwich and finally drinks the pineapple juice. We wait. The sudden increase in glucose hits his system and he lies down to reset. I think back to the first time we met and watch the clock as he starts the transition back to his normal self. He smiles and says, “Thank you, you’re so pretty.” It’s in these moments that I hear my “I do” the loudest but then I realize that he did and he still does. 

The dilemmas surrounding black love and marriage in 21st-century America are all too often mischaracterized as personal hardships that individuals must struggle to surmount. But, in fact, structural forces from racial slavery and terrorism, government welfare programs to mass incarceration, have forged the institutional basis for undermining black marriage. Black love exists and it exists in black marriage. But after twenty years in the “trap,” I think it’s important to focus on the things they don’t tell you. So rather than a love story, it’s stories filled with love that unmasks the monsters, highlights the asterisks and exposes all the invisible print of black marriage. As with any new adventure, I started writing about black love and immediately experienced those butterflies in your stomach. Do you know that feeling that you get when you think about your significant other? No? Think back to the start of the relationship. Ok! Are you with me now? Good.

Crystal and Craig Perry cuddled to celebrate her 40th Birthday
March 2, 2018 – Happy 40th Birthday Crystal

I wanted to share my fairytale, as a black woman preparing to celebrate twenty years of matrimony to a black man and I wanted to list out the moments of breathtaking bliss. I wanted to give hope to those single black women searching for single black men. I wanted to inspire black married couples and hoped they’d see a glimpse of themselves and their spouse in my story. I was writing a love letter to black women about love and marriage when reality entered the storyline and I realized I was drafting a nightmare. I wanted to write a love story about black love and marriage but I kept coming back to Anita Baker and Gospels songs. If I’m honest, being a wife leaves me somewhere between “He’s Never Failed Me Yet,” by Cee Winans and Anita Baker Fairy Tales playing in my head, “I can remember stories, those things my mother said. She told me fairy tales before I went to bed. She spoke of happy endings, then tucked me in real tight. She turned my night light on, and kissed my face good night.” Did our mothers lie to us? The truth is, twenty years in a marriage can feel like twenty minutes and then some minutes can seem to last for years. Anita Baker  Fairy Tales continues, “She never said that we would; curse, cry and scream and lie. She never said that maybe, someday he’d say goodbye. The story ends, as stories do. Reality steps into view. No longer living life in paradise-or fairy tales-uh.” Love, marriage, and relationships have never been easy, and in a 21st-century society in which relational commitments are increasingly attenuated, contingent, and impermanent, I sometimes question, does black marriage matter? 

Crystal and Craig goofing around
My brother in laws wedding October 2019

Love like faith is often defined by the individual or individuals experiencing it. Marriage as a system is similar, as society fills our head with fairy tales where the power of attraction seamlessly ends in happily ever after. But what of black love? Black love literally shouldn’t exist in America, in any form. Familial, heterosexual, trans, queer, community, basically any form of love involving black people. Everything was done to prevent it. Chattel slavery, as a defining condition of blacks in the Americas, made everything abnormal, including the institution of marriage, not least because slaves were not allowed to marry legally. Our historical legacy in American society saw black women raped, black  men tortured, and black families ripped apart at auctions. Powerless and unable to protect our love or our loved ones. Black families were separated several times over, while marriage was forbidden and the structure of slavery in general was such that love, as well as many other ideologies, would not develop. Now, more than 400 years after the first slaves landed, in a society that still views skin color as a weapon, I argue that black love and black marriage remain revolutionary actions for black women in 21st-century society.

Black marriage, in its purest form, is a glaring example of black activism and resistance in America. The grim news about the state of Black heterosexual marriage can be found in headlines, almost daily, young women are presented with data about the lack of marriageable Black men, and statistical studies that routinely show Black marriages are difficult to maintain. Love and marriage, we are told, go together. They fit and work together like a “horse and carriage” says the songwriter. Beyond the material aspects of marriage, finding love has been linked to prolonging our lives, improving emotional stability, and increasing the opportunity for a more positive psychological state of mind. Marriage, in particular, has been a complicated concept in African American history. Loving another person in his or her brokenness is a beautiful description of what it means to be committed to another person for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death parts us. But, what happens when that love is covered in racism and historical systems of oppression, sexism, and classism that cultivate competition while attacking collaboration? Is the opportunity to love and be loved equally available to all? At present, the majority of black women in America are single by circumstance, not by choice, and the statistics are jarring. “In 2016 just under half or 48% of black women had never been married which is up from 44% in 2008 and 42.7% in 2005” according to a recent study on black demographics.  But for those who do find love and have chosen marriage, what happens next isn’t the happily ever after promised in the fairy tales! Or is it? Love is a universal language that we all define in and on our own terms. When we add the extra ingredient of our blackness, love can take on a unique power that is shared through an ancestral lineage rich with traditions and customs that have been passed on through each generation, and shaped by our own views on life.

Many little girls are still raised to prepare for marriage.  All of our chores are related to cleaning the home and caring for others. We love our fathers and study our mothers.  We are trained to notice and take care of the needs and wants of others while often denying our own. Our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, sisters, and cousins serve as models and during our most impressionable years, we are saturated with fairy tales that include princesses that need to be saved and a long line of princes ready to save them. You lie helpless and he’ll find you. You are defenseless but he will protect you. You are without food and shelter, but he will provide. That’s the general theme when it comes to traditional love and marriage set in a patriarchal framework backed by capitalism. I learned early to look to love as an escape. Love promised to fix the heartbreak and hopelessness associated with poverty. Love promised to endure through infidelity and domestic abuse. Love remains when hopes and promises are burned up in the aches of drug addiction and domestic abuse. So when I found myself pregnant at 19 years old, I dismissed the negative voices and chose love which ultimately led to marriage. 

Craig was a knight. I was a damsel in denial but definitely in distress. Eight years separate our births. I was eighteen years old and off to college. He was a twenty-five-year-old college transfer visiting his cousin for the summer. Up until we met in the parking lot outside of a club in Decatur, GA we were strangers on separate paths. As destiny would have it, those paths become parallel and eventually intercepted and became one path. That’s the part of the fairy tale that remains unknown. The happily ever after is what you make of it. Far too often the love stories we’ve come to worship tell us how the relationship starts but never how to sustain it. Marriage isn’t simple. It’s messy, complicated, and full of unexpected surprises of every variety. It is also joyous and wonderful, but it’s not a fairy tale or a cliche. After 24 together, and 20 years of marriage, I can say that the fairy tales and cliches never come close. 

“Piss or get off the pot.” That’s the phrase I used to alert my boyfriend that I was growing restless with dating. Our twin boys had just celebrated their first birthday and I was living with my mom and his mom while he was working in Denver. It was my Junior year in college and after taking a semester off for motherhood, I was back in class and on track to graduate in May 2000. Craig had been gone for over 6 months, coming home once a month on the weekend to visit. He had graduated and was promoted to a field position that offered more money and allowed him to travel and support his girlfriend, his two kids, and our moms. The situation worked but was less than ideal. After six months, I felt like I needed to see him so I made arrangements to travel by bus to Denver. It was a 24-hour bus ride. I would be in his presence 48 hours and then take another 24-hour bus ride back. Clearly, I was in love. Completely smitten and desperate to spend some quality time with the man I loved. There was no question that he would take responsibility for our care while I was in school but did that responsibility include a future past graduation? And if so, did that future include marriage? Craig and I had been exclusive for over 3 years and were now parents of two boys. I started the ride excited and looked forward to seeing and touching this man that I loved so deeply, but after about 8 hours I started to question if my actions made sense. Was I heading into a weekend of love or a potential break up? I took the time to reflect and journal and ultimately decided that when I saw him I would ask the hard question and clear the air. I had planned to ask, “are you going to marry me,” but before I knew it I looked at him and said, “piss or get off the pot.” It wasn’t sexy, but it did launch the engagement conversation. 

Both my grandmothers were married. They both gave birth to children before the age of eighteen and those children had multiple fathers, but they were married nonetheless. I wish I could tell you that matrimony meant they were treated well and protected and lived a life of ease and comfort, but that description would be false knowing I am the descent of two black women from the deeply segregated south. The myth about marriage is that it creates a lifestyle or stability for women as we transition from our father’s homes to our husbands. Knowing the historical position of black women in American history, I knew and understood from my own experience and by observing the experiences of the black women in and around my community that marriage, especially to a black man, is a revolutionary choice. A choice often aligned with misfortune, discrimination, low wages, and high barriers. And, how does a woman endure years of what can only be described as mistreatment and abuse and categorize it as a happy and loving marriage? Fairy Tales and Happy Endings have never been on the menu for black women. Yet we are taught and seek to dine at the table of matrimony and shop at the bridal boutique. Becoming a wife, especially of a black male and raising black children in America, is a sign of status and a sacrificial accomplishment when you look at our history in the country. Black children are literal black wealth, historically and in the present day. Marriage, specifically in the black community, is a powerful creator and sustainer of human and social capital for adults as well as children. I would argue that black marriage is as important as education when it comes to promoting the health, wealth, and well-being of adults and communities. When black men and women are able to work together in unity, and love is born out of this unity, we are a powerful force. We have a better chance of changing the direction of our communities while having a positive impact on our children if we take a look at the facts. It is not in the best interest of those that oppress our people for us to work in unity. The media takes the exceptions and portrays them as the norm, and we accept it as truth. Over 80% of black men that are married are married to black women. Over 90% of black women that are married are married to black men. Nonetheless, black women are often demeaned and degraded by data suggesting we are doomed for a life. 

My parents modeled all the ills of matrimony from misuse of funds, to drug abuse, domestic abuse, infidelity, and absenteeism but remained committed for 38 years until my father’s passing left my mother a widow, March 21, 2019. The youngest of three girls, but sixth in a sibling group of eight, she speaks of her relationship with my father now through rose-colored memories dismissing the violent dysfunction that was my childhood. By the time I came along both sets of my grandparents had settled into family life, so although I’ve heard the stories of alcoholism, infidelity, and run-ins with law enforcement, I never witnessed my grandparents behaving in a demeaning or derogatory manner. Both sets of grandparents managed large families. My parents are both one of eight children. All but one of my female role models were married growing up. I never acknowledged or celebrated my parents’ marriage growing up. I was the dark-skinned, nappy-headed bastard child, born out of wedlock two years before my parents even began to think about marriage. Though my mother refuses to confirm what she describes as feminist conspiracy, I’d heard that when my mother became pregnant with my brother, then my paternal grandfather demanded my father be responsible and honor my mother now that she was pregnant with a boy. 

My Parents & Us

My mother met my father when she was sixteen years old, “we were across the railroad tracks,” my mother always talks about her meeting my father for the first time as if she were describing the scene in a forbidden love story, it’s as if she were Juliet and he was Romeo. Her hands are soft though they sting with the aches and pains of arthritis. She has what some would call a lazy eye, she says that eye helps her “see people for who they are” and she believed in her heart that my father was a good man and that their love story was one for the history books. “One life, one wife,” is something my mother loves to repeat when telling stories about my father. You can see my mother smiling when she walks into the room although you will hear her first. “I’m here. I’m in y’alls house.” My mom is a loud person with a calming presence. She has big deep dimples in her cheeks which sing out we’re happy when she starts to laugh. My mother is a black woman with a medium skin tone, even at 64, she wears a stylish faded haircut and has committed to blue dye rather than natural grey. Though once petite and slender, her 5-foot height frame now balances her weight and health conditions. “I’ll never see him again. I’ll never experience that smile and wonderful personality.” She is a Christian woman who prides herself on being married to my father for 38 years. She is a caregiver and spends her time assisting seniors aging in place while living at home alone. She is a hugger and calls you to prayer on a phone call, virtually and in-person if she feels your spirit is uneasy. She is the mother of one daughter and two sons. She is twenty years sober for alcoholism and drug abuse. She is a widow and watching her grieve reminds me that true love transcends “til death do us part.” When I first told my Mom about Jessie and Faye she became teary-eyed. “That sounds like me and your dad,” she paused, “We got married and nobody knew about it.” 

Mother and Daughter
Loretta Taylor and her only daughter, Crystal Perry

If you’ve ever watched a kid win a prize then you know exactly how he looked at her. Jessie, a 79-year black male, sat next to his wife Faye, a 79-year-old black woman. Jessie and Faye have been married 62 years and had six children together. According to Jessie, “he had his eye on Faye,” since “grade school.” He smiled when he spoke and would often pause to connect eyes with his wife as he responded to my questions. He corrected her when she seemed fuzzy on the details. And several times they both burst into laughter together. “A good husband,” – Jessie pauses for a moment. “A good husband wants his wife to believe he can do anything.” – Jessie. Faye smiles, “Well I guess that’s what’s kept us together because I thought he must know what he is doing” she paused, “Being married, you have to listen. Listen more than you talk. I was often quiet and not because I didn’t have freedom, I just figured he knew what he was doing and he didn’t stop me from what I wanted to do.” When I asked about their wedding day, Faye started to grin. She leaned back in her set almost making it appear as if Jessie had moved in closer. 

The  hands of Jessie and Faye - they have been married 62 years and had six children together.
The hands of Jessie and Faye

Jessie started, “Well we talked about it. And I said, we were going to do that. (Meaning get married). And she kept asking me when.” Faye interjects, “I had already graduated because I attended first grade at 5 years old. He was still in school about to finish up.” Jessie continues, “she knew I had got my bus check for the month so she asked for a date.” We all laughed. “Back then it cost $13 to get married and my bus check was only $12 a month, so I went down one day early and paid $3.00, then the next day I paid the other ten.” Faye smiles, “I never knew how much it cost.” Jessie continues, “so I had just got my bus check for the month so after school, I picked her up and we went down to Dylan.” Faye opens her hand and says “just like that and we got married.” “Yeah, we got married and then went home to our separate houses.” He turns to Faye, “what was it one or two years before we told our parents?” When I asked about specifics on the wedding day, Faye replied, “Back then black folks didn’t have weddings. I think we were married some years before (named black bride and father) had a wedding.” Her daughter in law Angela chimes in, “I didn’t want a wedding they (looking over at her mother in law) had to talk me into it.” 

Jessie and Faye have been married 62 years and had six children together.

I immediately start to think about my proposal and wedding day. “Renee, can I speak to you for a minute?” I was in the kitchen of our small two-bedroom apartment when I heard him call my name. He was home for the holidays and although the apartment was in our names, both his mother and my mother lived with us as they were, in theory, helping me with the twins while he worked in Denver to support the family. It was Christmas Eve 1999 and he and I were still in love and co-parenting under the official titles of boyfriend and girlfriend. The twins were two months away from two years old and had just mastered walking so there was a fence blocking the doorway preventing them from entering the kitchen. I remember stepping over that fence and glancing at the Christmas tree before heading back towards our bedroom. The door was open so I paused waiting for the voice to find me and call out to me again. “I’m in here.” There was a walk-in closet separating our bedroom and the master bathroom. I walked in the closet and there he was, already on one knee and holding a black box wrapped in velvet. I stood there silent, wishing the closet was cleaner. I focused on his knee that sat on a pile of unfolded laundry and his foot that rested in a sea of shoes. He started speaking, his voice was shaking and he seemed vulnerable as he promised to “love, protect, and provide.” He opened the box and presented me with a customized ring that he himself had designed. He asked and I said, “Yes.” 

Crystal and Craig ready to hit the town.
A night out

The 2,024-room New York-New York Hotel and Casino is an upper-middle-range themed property. The hotel sat at a great location on the southern end of the Las Vegas Strip. It was a replica of New York City and offered 30,000 square feet of meeting space, plus a staffed business center. We arrived in a taxi and immediately checked in after making it through the busy airport. We opened the door and we were greeted by a spacious room with an oversized TV and big windows. Outside I could hear the screams as the Roller coaster with a 180-degree twist and panoramic views whizzed by outside. This was my first time in Vegas and I was amazed by the size of the outdoor pool with loungers and cabanas as well as the fees for using said services. I walked wide-eyed through the medium-sized casino with dozens of gaming tables and 1,500 slots. The noise and sounds were overwhelming, multiple dining options, including a buffet restaurant, Shake Shack, and steakhouse, Dueling piano bar, adults-oriented risqué Cirque du Soleil performance, and an Irish pub. We walked through the main lobby which appeared to be a large arcade that has dozens of family-friendly machines, and many shops and we visited the small but pleasant spa, with a decent fitness center that offered soft sounds and natural light. My heart was pounding and he was holding my hand, “this is where you will come tomorrow morning for your makeover.” 

Black and White Photo - Wedding Day, May 17, 2020
May 17, 2000

The reception was a stark contrast to the week of bright lights and consistent sunlight found in Vegas. The room was dark and felt damp. The carpet was a dull dark green and the floors were uneven in certain spots. There is a noticeable dip when you walk through the doorway. The bar sat back in the corner. It was directly adjacent to the lifted platform that doubled as a stage. The room easily seats 75 people. There are 10 to 15 tables scattered throughout the dark, damp space. Each table has a set of matching chairs. The chairs were covered in polyester print that could have easily been wallpaper. The tables were wood and shined as if someone had recently polished them with oil. The walls were covered in striped fabric wallpaper with a repeating pattern of gold, green, red, and blue. 

Twenty years later, conversations about getting married have shifted to arguments about how to stay and maintain the marriage. I grunt and completed a full circle while lying next to him. He doesn’t move. I tap his leg and say “I know you’re up. I need you to hold me.” He positions himself towards me and places one arm over me and the other underneath. He groans. Immediately I jumped up, “this is exactly what I’m talking about. How am I supposed to live like this?” He lies there quietly, still positioned as if he were holding me. “What? You said to hold you and I’m holding you?” I open and slam the door. “Why the hell are you doing all that groaning and moaning? I didn’t know holding  your wife in bed was such a fucking chore!” He lies flat. His hands are open and laying on either side of him. I retreat to the bathroom. “Come back to bed,” he asks in a low but loving tone. “Bring your spoiled ass back in here, I was holding you” he whispers, now with irritation. He pauses. “How are you upset with me for doing what you asked?” His voice becomes deeper. “Not only do I have to hold you, but I also have to be completely silent,” you can hear the frustration in his voice. “Renee!” He says my name in a commanding tone. I open the bathroom door and appear at the foot of the bed. “Why do you have to be so mean?” I say sounding both exhausted and defeated. “Ok,” he says.  “Come back to bed. Are you coming back to bed?” His tone is welcoming although I can hear him whispering “your crazy ass”. I  walk around to my side of the bed and retreat under the covers. “Do it right,” I say as if they’ve made an agreement. He starts to laugh and says, “come on, can I breathe though”? We both giggle. “Just a little,” I replied. I adjust my pillows and he turns to position himself to spoon me, placing one arm over my body and the other underneath. Black love is full of joy and pain built not only in this generation but generations from long ago and for those of us who choose marriage and to stay married, black love and marriage is ours. What I’ve learned over twenty years is this. Black women in black marriages,  we get to define its success, the same way our kinky hair is ours, our soulful walk is ours, our struggle is ours. There is a certain air of strength to black love, just as there is a specific power in black marriage. A hidden power within that can only be formed by persecution, ridicule, segregation, the history that the black man and the black woman have shared since we arrived in this country. We love hard. We fight hard. Black love is strength and therefore black marriage is the greatest demonstration of love.

Craig and Crystal hanging out

That said, the stresses on Black marriages are best understood by looking at them through a prism that highlights the intersection of gender and race. The decision to marry someone of similar educational status is called assortative mating, and for black Americans, particularly black women, the ability to participate in such forms of marital selection is slimmer than they are for women of other races. For one, black women are much more likely than their male counterparts to obtain college degrees. They’re also less likely to marry outside of their race, which can leave them with fewer choices when it comes to matching up with someone of a similar educational status. And that can have a ripple effect that impacts not only current earnings but future economic mobility. But as the saying goes, anything worth having requires work and maintenance. Black marriage is no different. Black love endures. Black love commits. Black love stays through sacrifice. Black love is limitless. As marriage continues to be a major life goal for many adults in the United States. True black love in many ways is still very much defined by hitting this goal.  Black marriage, defined as black men married to black women in 21st-century society proves this. It is a love that has been molded by adversity. It screams in the face of all opposition “Nothing is going to tear us apart ever again”

My Love Letter to Black Marriage in Celebration of 20 Years
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I AM Miss Universe

South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe 2019) is a Melanated beauty with natural hair.

Zozibini Tunzi

Someone said you look like Miss Universe! #melanatedpearl Well guess WHAT!!??? In 2019 they ain’t never lied!!! THAT PART!!! #pearlgirl @missuniverse @missymisdemeanorelliott @monesavemyhair #blackisbeautiful #melanatedpeople #melanatedpearlgirls #blackgirlpearls #iammissuniverse2019

Crystal Perry, Founder Melanated Pearl Corp

I am all in my #Melanated feelings about @zozitunzi being crowned @missuniverse BUT this cannot be the end. One victory doesn’t equal a solution! We say ‘representation matters,’ but we rarely ask: to whom? What kind of representation matters? Representation in front of which audiences matters? How does it matter? These are the critical questions left out when the catch-phrase is used without intention, questions that illuminate a necessary and more nuanced look at how we as Black people define ourselves in relation to the world viewing us. #melanatedpearlgirls

South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

All representation is not created equally. I am excited for the future #blackWomen are everything!

Melanated Pearl

I’m almost done! Maybe @zozitunzi Thank You for your willingness to serve. #melanatedpearl You And your response align with our mission #melanatedpearl South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe 2019)

South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi (Miss Universe 2019)

Answer: “I think the most important thing we should be teaching young girls today is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a very long time, not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled women to be. I think we are the most powerful beings [in] the world, and that we should be given every opportunity. And that is what we should be teaching these young girls: to take up space. Nothing is as important as taking up space in society and cementing yourself.” #pearlgirl @missuniverse #misssouthafrica

Miss Universe 2019 Is Young, Gifted And An Outspoken Believer In ‘Black Girl Magic’

@melanated_pearl our MISSION is to educate, uplift, and empower! Trying to make people who have always been represented understand why good representation is so important is extremely difficult. For those who don’t understand, representation seems like a trivial thing. But for those of us who do understand, we know how important representation truly is. We know what it is like growing up, and only seeing people who look like us in stereotypical roles, aimed to be the butt of a joke. Too many of us #pearlgirls grow up hating how we look since the models, who we are taught to look to as the epitome of beauty, never looked like us. @zozitunzi Too many of us #blackgirlmagic know what it’s like to grow up feeling like an outsider in your own country, since apparently your stories don’t matter enough to be told. #blackwomenmatter Miss Universe 2019 Is Young, Gifted And An Outspoken Believer In ‘Black Girl Magic’ @missuniverse #blackgirlpearls

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Consensus on Consent

Melanated Pearl Corporation seeks to provide support and resources using a virtual space to gather ideas for policy recommendations to provide better protections for Black women and girls.

Is anyone going to talk about black girls and sexual abuse in the black community?

The countless stories of Black women and girls missing, being killed, being sexually abused, or made unsafe at the hands of their parents, guardians, police officers who use excessive force has frequently gone unnoticed….basically the very people who are suppose to love and nurture our black girls are in some cases the ENEMY in the room. What’s hidden in plain sight: A look at child sexual abuse A look at child sexual abuse in the black community. By Stephanie Hargrove

SCHOOLS?

Black girls have been made unsafe in schools where they are six times more likely to be suspended than White girls, are silence victims of sexual violence, and are almost expected to become victims in the school to prison pipeline.

HOMES?

Black women and girls are unsafe in their homes and continue to suffer from high rates of domestic violence and sexual assault.

MEDIA?

The perception of Black women and girls in the media perpetuates negative images reinforcing programming that promotes the idea that Black women, who are exponentially over sexualized and are essentially, not rape-able.

QUESTION?

What if your innocence wasn’t given but taken? What if your first sexual experience was rape? Healing after surviving sexual violence is a personal journey but it shouldn’t stay private. EXPOSE THAT SOB immediately!

We have to build a safety net for Black Females locally and globally!

I am a black female who grew up around boys. There are many men in my family. In previous years, I would have fought you if you ever suggested that those men didn’t build a circle of love and protection around me and my female relatives. #blackmensupporingblackwomen 

As a child I heard rumors certain females in specific inappropriate situations and I remember being shuffled out of the room when intense “adult conversations” began also known as “Go outside and play!” Or the more popular “Go find something to do, don’t you see grown folks talking?”

But recently, I received a call from a relative. Her voice was different. She spoke with a tone of expectation and I immediately acknowledged the freedom in her voice. She began to reveal a story of survival, resilience and triumph describing a level of mental, spiritual, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse comparable to the historic treatment of slave girls in the Deep South.

Let That Hurt Go
…finding your freedom begins with telling your story… #melanatedpearl

Stripped and beaten for attempting to defend your body and its worth from a person whose role is to “protect and provide” is more than confusing and unfortunate.

It’s Traumatic and it’s worthy of REAL discussion! #melanatedpearl

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Melanated Pearls are leading the world!

Melanated Pearl engages with civic and elected leaders at the Clayton County Democrats meeting.

It’s our passion for equity that drives us. Black women want better. Better choices. Better pathways. Better options. Just better!

Yesterday, I joined the Clayton County Democrats and I left empowered and inspired! #blackwomenlead #engage

Melanated Pearl Corporation celebrates the brilliance and resilience that is the black female!

If you want better you have to be better!

Better informed!

Georgia’s 13th Congressional District is located in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area and encircles the city. It includes all of Douglas County and portions of Clayton, Cobb, Fayette, Fulton, and Henry counties.

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Memories of my father

Do Dirty’s Daughter

Thanks to my dad, I had the perfect dress!

Today I’m tasked with viewing the final remains of my father before his home going service. One of my favorite memories of my dad is from spring 1995, I was a Jr in H.S. and going to my first prom CGHS. I remember going to the mall with my friends and looking at the price tags and thinking, I’d likely have to steal my prom dress. #jokingnotjoking

But, thankfully my dad had a plan. He didn’t have the money, but he did work at a hospital and one day brought home a fashion magazine from that hospital. He told me to look through that magazine until I found a dress I wanted and I did. He took me to a fabric store and introduced me to a woman who helped me pick out fabric and a pattern. He bought me a Marta card and every couple of days two weeks, I rode the school bus home and then rode Marta to Piedmont hospital for a dress fitting. And as my dad cleaned those floors and took out the trash and completed whatever random responsibilities he was tasked with. I waited in a women’s locker room, where a woman measured me, then took that magazine picture, the fabric and pattern…and made me a dress!

I don’t remember the seamstress, I couldn’t tell you her name nor what it cost my dad to pull this off. I can only say that in 1995, I went to Prom and I had a black satin dress and it was one of a kind! #custommadedress #blackwomenmagic #blackfathersmatter #pearlgirl #blackgirlmagic #blackwomen #blackdadsmatter

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What You’ll Get Here

As a member of Melanated Pearl Corporation, we want you to get immediate value from being here.

Melanated Pearl Corporation promotes the S.E.L.F. Framework modeled by founder Crystal Perry.

That’s why we’re aiming to offer five simple things:

  1. Experience exclusive content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else.
  2. Meet people who share your interests who live near you, who do the same things, or who care about the same topics.
  3. Make better, more well-informed decisions about the things that are most important to you.
  4. Swap stories, experiences, and ideas (not necessarily advice) around our shared mission.
  5. Find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversations, and expert perspective each and every day.
Crystal Perry is a leadership development coach, empowering equity-focused and mission-driven organizations through targeted professional development, knowledge transfer, and best practices sharing. 




Southside Employment with job links 3.22.2021

Melanated PEARL Corp provides employment links weekly with hiring requirements

Working with a Board Member volunteer, Melanated PEARL Corp provides employment links weekly with hiring requirements. The Melanated PEARL Corporation seeks to help grantees and adults in Clayton County and South Metro Atlanta secure employment. We are actively working to support those who have experienced a loss income and who want to work to gain the skills they need to get a job and keep it.

Week of March 22, 2021

Office Assistant/Customer Service – Farmers Insurance Agency (Riverdale)

Full Job Description

Objective

To provide an excellent customer experience for potential and existing clients. Assist agency owner with attaining agency sales and service goals
Key Functions:

Customer Service responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provides customer service to assigned policyholders
  • Assists customers with problems, complaints and other issues
  • Notifies agent/office manager of problems occurring from support area and recommend solution
  • Updates information in client system, e.g., contact information, e-mail addresses, current phone numbers, etc.
  • Runs birthday call list and ensure birthday salutation are sent
  • Takes and receipts payments accurately
  • Answers all phone calls
  • Reviews monthly pay/cancel list and sends cancellation emails and follow up calls weekly
  • Calls customers prior to cancel date
  • Always asks for referrals and thanks customers for their business
  • Outbound calls to generate leads.
  • Assist in the lead generation process


Agency Operations

  • Schedule appointments with existing or prospective customers for agency employees
  • Performs daily administrative functions to assist agency owner
  • Handles email campaigns for agency
  • Completes Welcome Kits for new clients
  • Send Thank You cards to new clients
  • Assist with set up and execution of agency events
  • Set clients up for Farmers “My Account”
  • Maintain Supply List
  • Check Voicemail

Warehouse Team Member – Amazon (Rex)

Full Job Description

Shifts:
Overnight, Early Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend

Location: Newnan, GA
Job opportunities vary by location. We update postings daily with open positions.

Hourly pay rate:
Earn $15/hr or more

Immediate openings available now.
Become part of the dedicated team that gets orders ready for people relying on Amazon’s service. From flexible part-time roles to full-time set schedules with health care benefits, Amazon has a variety of jobs. Find the right Amazon opportunity for you today.

Amazon remains open as an essential business to serve our communities delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them. Find out what Amazon is doing to provide a safe environment for employees at this time on our COVID-19 FAQ page.

Candidates must be 18 years or older with the ability to read and speak English for safety purposes.

Reasons you’ll love working here:

Health and safety are a top priority with all of our roles and sites. We continue to consult with medical and health experts, and take all recommended precautions in our buildings and stores to keep people healthy.
Earn more: You can expect a competitive wage and reliable paycheck when you work for Amazon.

  • Career development: Many of our entry-level employees become leaders in operations, HR, and other areas. See where your Amazon journey can take you.
  • Benefits: Our range of benefits can include health care starting on day one, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off and more! Find out which benefits you’ll get after you choose your role with us.
  • Stay active: You’ll be on the move for your whole shift in our fast-paced environments.
  • Amazon is hiring for the following types of roles in your area:
  • Fulfillment Centers – Work inside an Amazon warehouse, selecting, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position that gets you up and moving, then come help bring orders to life. Work a set, full-time schedule. Shift options include overnight and days, and usually at least one weekend day.
  • Basic qualifications:
  • High school, GED, or equivalent diploma

Material Handler – Navistar (Fairburn)

Full Job Description

Position Overview:

Navistar is pleased to offer a temporary short-term position as Material Handler, expected to last from May 2021 thru September 2021 with a possibility of additional time thereafter.
Hours:
10am-6:30pm

Position Purpose and Requirements:

Perform warehouse functions of receiving, binning, picking and packing of truck parts for customer order fulfillment.

Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Additional Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status).
  • Must wear safety shoes and approve eye protection

Desired Skills:

  • Operate an electric stock chaser with training
  • Positive Attitude, Ethics and Values which support our company’s values, and a healthy, high performance culture
  • Prior high-volume warehouse experience or material handling work experience
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience with order pickers or reach trucks highly desired
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours
  • Willingness and ability to be a participatory team member

Warehouse Associate – Ferguson (Union City) 

Job Description:

We realize that our greatest assets are our best-in-class associates, which is why we’re dedicated to offering limitless opportunities for growth and advancement. We want to help you build a long-lasting career with Ferguson. Together, we can continue to lead the industry and help build our nation’s infrastructure from the ground up.

We are hiring Warehouse Associates to join our team (Monday-Friday, NO weekends!)

We offer competitive Pay & Benefits

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401(K) savings plan with company match
  • PTO (paid time off – holidays, vacation, sick and personal days)
  • Disability (Short term and Long term)
  • Associate Discounts

Qualifications

  • A background in Warehouse operations, including shipping, receiving, delivery, and inventory is preferred
  • Product knowledge or the ability to quickly learn it
  • Forklift Operator experience is a plus but not required

Responsibilities

  • Pull and prepare orders for shipment
  • Receive, verify, stage and stock all incoming material
  • Ensure warehouse is clean, organized, secure, and safe at all times

*Pre-employment drug and background screening required*


Warehouse Checker/Auditor – M&W Distribution Services, Inc. (Morrow)

Full Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: Checker/Auditor is responsible for accuracy of all outbound orders. This includes piece count as well as making sure product is free of damage, infestation and that lot codes and date codes are properly recorded. Checker/Auditor assures that the quantity , quality, labeling and addressing of orders corresponds to customer specifications or other requirements. Assists warehouse supervisor in managing zone staff.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):

  • Manages the order flow to the zone order pullers making sure orders are evenly distributed.
  • Ensure orders are tracked and pulled in a timely manner.
  • Ensure accuracy for orders that have been pulled and staged for shipment.
  • Instructs and directs order pullers on priority and sequence of orders to be pulled.
  • Directs order pullers on corrective measures to be taken when an error occurs.
  • Is an integral part of physical inventory in leading the count teams and organizing all paperwork.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

High school diploma or GED. 3-5 years’ experience in 3rd party logistics environment or WMS experience. Exceptional math and communication skills. Ability to direct warehouse staff. Ability to prioritize workflow. Strong team leader and customer service commitment. Commitment to company values. Strong work ethic.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements fisted in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Seasonal Warehouse Associate – Almo Corporation (Morrow)

Full Job Description

Almo is hiring for Seasonal Warehouse Associates to work in our Morrow, GA Distribution Center from April through August. We are offering a $500 sign-on bonus for anyone who is hired on or before June 1st. It will be paid out at the end of season, no later than August 15th.

1st shift: (Mon – Fri) 7:00am – 4:00pm

What you will do in this role:

  • Palletize, band, and shrink wrapping outgoing shipments
  • Treat merchandise with care and concern at all times

What we look for in a candidate:

  • High School diploma or equivalent, preferred NOT REQUIRED
  • Good math, language and reading skills
  • High degree of attention required to prevent injury to others; promote a safe work environment
  • Follow detailed instructions for operations and keeping records
  • Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner
  • Maintain a clean & safe environment

Additional skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Regularly sit on a powered industrial truck
  • Frequently lift up to 50 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, stand, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for long periods of time
  • Have a good sense of balance
  • Have good eye-hand-foot coordination
  • Ability to assess weights and judge distances and heights
  • Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season

Shipping Coordinator – Royal Food Service (Atlanta)

Full Job Description

Royal Food Service is looking for a Shipping Coordinator. This position is responsible for coordinating the flow of work to the warehouse ensuring outbound orders are pulled and loaded efficiently and on schedule. As a member of the night shipping office team, the shipping coordinator will utilize technology to monitor incoming orders throughout the shift and dynamically build the routes for delivery.

  • Utilize various computer programs to perform job functions.
  • Manage the flow of work to order selectors through printing of routes.
  • Dynamically build the layout of pallets.
  • Monitor status of missing orders to determine flow of work.
  • Manage invoicing process and other clerical functions.
  • Perform other office duties as required.

Preferred capabilities

  • High school diploma required.
  • Previous supervisor/manager experience in a warehouse operation required.
  • Ability to work and communicate with other supervisors and departments.
  • Comfortable using Microsoft Office and Warehouse Management software.
  • Experience within a food distribution or food manufacturing warehouse a plus.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills.
  • Sound decision-making and analytical skills.

At Royal, our mission is to nourish our communities by delivering fresh ingredients, valued partnerships, and unparalleled customer service. We invite you to join us in this mission! Founded in Atlanta in 1994, we are the Southeast’s premier distributor of fresh produce and dairy products. Over the years, we have established a strong commitment to sustainable agriculture, technological innovation, and customer satisfaction. We depend on a highly interconnected, collaborative effort from all of our divisions…buyers, sales, marketing, warehousing, quality assurance, transportation, finance, and administration. By working together as a team, we are able to provide the best products and the best service for all of our customers. Together, we are a family; rooted in our passion for excellence!

In addition to competitive wages, we offer a comprehensive and flexible benefit package, allowing you to choose coverage that best meets your needs.

  • Multiple Medical Plan options including company matches to Health Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental and Vision
  • Company Paid Life insurance
  • Voluntary Life insurance
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Plans
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with company match
  • Income Replacement Plans
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Purchases discount program

We are proud to be a drug-free workplace! We are committed to providing an environment of diversity and mutual respect where every member of the Royal Family can thrive.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Night shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

  • No

Employment Opportunities with Links 3.15.2021

Working with a Board Member volunteer, Melanated PEARL Corp provides employment links weekly with hiring requirements.

Working with a Board Member volunteer, Melanated PEARL Corp provides employment links weekly with hiring requirements. The Melanated PEARL Corporation seeks to help grantees and adults in Clayton County and South Metro Atlanta secure employment. We are actively working to support those who have experienced a loss income and who want to work to gain the skills they need to get a job and keep it.

Week of March 15, 2021

Front Office Assistant – Northside Hospital (Fayetteville)

The Front Office Assistant will be responsible for clerical duties of the department. Responsible for greeting patients, staff and physicians in a pleasant and professional manner. This position must prioritize and perform various clerical duties while answering all incoming phone calls. Job duties may include but not limited to check-in, check-out, collecting patient demographic information, pulling charts, utilizing EMR systems, insurance verification, and varying responsibilities depending on department.

Position Requirements
Must be able to prioritize and organize. Must be proficient in the use and application of personal computers and word processing software programs. Ability to maintain tact and diplomacy in tough patient situations as the Front Office Assistant represents the face of the office.

License/Certification Requirements: No
Work Hours: 8a-4:30p
Weekend Requirements: No
On-Call Requirements: No

Saturdays only!!! Warehouse Worker – Staffmark (Atlanta)

Job Description

Are you looking for some easy extra $$ in your pocket? Staffmark has the perfect opportunity in Hapeville, Ga! Saturdays only!

Pay rate: $15 / hour

Shift: SATURDAYS ONLY starts at 5am and works until finish (typically 8-10 hours) – this is ONGOING!

Essential Job Tasks

As the Warehouse Associate, you will be responsible for assisting with a variety of jobs. Your day to day duties will include:

  • Sorting orders and invoices
  • Palletizing product in warehouse
  • Preparing products for shipping

Requirements

  • Entry level position
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Stand, bend and stretch for duration of the shift

Ready to Get Started?

Are you ready to apply? Complete our online application at www.staffmark.com. Visit our office any day Monday-Thursday 8am-12pm 5000 Clark Howell Hwy Atlanta, Ga

Shipping and Receiving Clerk I, Swing Shift – FedEx Supply Chain (Newnan)

Job Description

Performs all activities related to the accurate and timely shipping and/or receiving of product.

Schedule…

Tues 4pm-12:30am

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10pm-6:30am

This Position Will Be Responsible For…

  • Prepare products to be received or shipped from warehouse/department.
  • Match actual product to associated documentation; record transactions in Warehouse Management System (WMS).
  • Research and resolve discrepancies between actual product and associated documentation.
  • Prepare routine activity reports.
  • Respond to internal and external requests for information regarding receiving/shipping data or issues.
  • Perform work safely and in accordance with company and customer standards and safety regulations.
  • Report any and all unsafe conditions to the appropriate person.
  • Perform additional related duties in the department.

You might be a great fit if…

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 0-2 years’ experience in a warehouse environment.
  • Efficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, and Word.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Customer service driven.
  • Strong team player.
  • Ability to follow policies and procedures.
  • Ability to read, write and interpret information.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • Ability to sit/walk/stand for up to 10 hours per day.
  • Ability to intermittently crawl, squat, climb, twist, bend, stoop, push or pull.
  • Must possess visual acuity, i.e., close, distance, and color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift/carry items less than 40 pounds.

2021-2022 School Secretary – Atlanta Public Schools/Bunche Middle School (Atlanta) 

PHYSICAL PRESENCE REQUIRED

The School Secretary provides a variety of clerical and administrative support to the administrators which includes typing, editing and proofreading letters, reports, memoranda, contracts and staff calendars. Responds to routine inquiries. Additional or differentiated duties may be assigned depending upon the nature of the work duties associated with the school/department.

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Types, edits and proofreads correspondence, reports, memoranda and contracts
  • Receives and screens phone calls, greets visitors and reviews and disseminates incoming mail
  • Facilitates communications to administrator in emergency situations
  • Provides customer service to visitors, parents and staff; schedules meetings, appointments and travel arrangements
  • Maintains payroll records, makes bank deposits and disbursements, maintains time and attendance records
  • Purchases supplies and monitors procurements
  • Provides first aid service to students and staff in school nurse’s absence
  • Administer and/or support the state and local standardized testing processes and policies

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
    Work Experience:
  • At least 1-2 years of related experience required

Compensation

Salary Grade: 119
Salary Range: $35, 165 to $52, 573
Work Days: 252

Administrative Support Team Associate – Macy’s (Morrow)

Job Overview:

The AST’s primary responsibilities are to organize the Store Management Office, execute operational administrative functions, oversee scheduling maintenance, balance the vault and other cash functions daily, distribute reports from My Macy’s Portal to management team, facilitate the screening/hiring process, handle HR functions, and act as the HR liaison for store employees. Performs other duties as assigned.

Macy’s uses a scheduling plan that allows our associates to participate in the creation of their work schedules by managing availability and identifying preferences. Additionally, during key events and peak selling times, Macy’s may offer additional shifts to our associates, which they may pick up using the self-scheduling tool.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinate distribution of all incoming communications (including faxes, e-mails, memos, letters, newsletters, and phone calls) whether from customers, employees, management, or the general public
  • Maintain a professional attitude with sincerity and enthusiasm reflecting Macy’s commitment to our customer
  • Coordinate all functions of the hiring process including prescreening applicants, correspondence with applicants, and scheduling interviews with store management
  • Input employment data in the Job Requisition System and handle all new hire paperwork, orientation, and training sessions
  • Balance vault and store checkbook and perform other cash functions on a daily basis
  • Act as MST liaison and train colleagues on how to call in repairs
  • Complete weekly store newsletter, maintain store bulletin board program, and organize store recognition allies
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • 1-2 years related experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to communicate and share information with diverse groups of customers and peers.
  • Resourceful and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Resourceful self-starter, works well independently as well as part of a team, and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with retail hours, including day, evening, weekends, and/or holidays

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires prolonged periods of sitting and constant communication with customers and colleagues
  • Requires working with multiple computer screens and programs simultaneously for extended periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to move/reach, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • Frequently lift/move up to 10lbs

Shipping and Receiving Clerk – Precision Employment Group (Atlanta)

Full Job Description

Precision Employment is seeking:

  • Shipping and Receiving Clerks
  • Pick/ Packers
  • STAND UP FORKLIFT / REACH TRUCK

Please come to our office to apply. 6035 Bakers Ferry Road Ste. 250 Atlanta, Ga 30336 Monday – Thursday from 8 am- 10 am or 12:30 pm- 2 pm.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14 – $18 per hour

**Apply Today and Start Tomorrow!!

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Warehouse Associate – Johnson Health Tech North America Inc (McDonough)

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the Warehouse & Assembly Manager, the Warehouse Associate is someone who performs a variety of warehouse duties in accordance with company policies and procedures. Duties include shipping and receiving product. This is a non-supervisory position.

Responsibilities:

Shipping & Receiving:

  • Pick finished goods according to sales orders
  • Label and scan each shipment and check all items for accuracy
  • Prepare sturdy, balanced pallet loads for damage free shipping
  • Notify supervisor or sales department when major discrepancies occur, over-shipments or substitutions have been made
  • On received goods, scans and counts all items unloaded from trucks, or trailers
  • Check suppliers’ count and reports discrepancies to carrier and to department which placed the order
  • Unload inbound containers with finished goods or parts

Safety:

  • Follow all safety policies

Maintain Work Practices:

  • Maintain work environment to 5S standards
  • Punctual: begins work on time and returns from lunch and breaks on time
  • All paperwork and database entries filled out completely and accurately
  • Promote a positive team atmosphere with co-workers

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Other projects as assigned

Education:

  • High school degree or GED required

Experience:

  • Shipping and receiving experience preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Basic computer skills required
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs regularly, 50 lbs occasionally and 70+ lbs as a team lift or with material handling equipment

Benefits:

We offer an excellent compensation package and team-oriented work environment with growth opportunities.

Some of our outstanding benefits include:

  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off benefits
  • Product discounts
  • Wellness programs

Mailroom/Production Clerk – Exela Technologies Inc. (Forest Park) URGENTLY HIRING!

Job Description

Responsible for preparing and scanning a variety of customer documents. This includes the tasks of arranging documents in prescribed order and format, inserting targets at customer request and repairing documents as needed. Scans documents on a variety of scanning equipment including microfilming cameras. Verifies input data to ensure accuracy of completed work, scans and edits work for errors during processing.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES include the following. In this position, either directly or through others, the incumbent will:

  • Prepare documents according to job instructions per each client’s specifications.
  • Prepping documents may include; alphabetizing, putting documents in numerical order and/or date order, removing staples, etc.
  • Ability to identify different document types.
  • Follow instructions and communicate with supervisor or trainer when appropriate to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Maintain a record of completed work.
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of client information per client guidelines.
  • Maintain levels of productivity and quality based on department standards.

Additional responsibilities and duties may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS: Minimal requirements for education, knowledge and experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to use personal computer.
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Good time management skills.

PHYSICAL/MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: This position requires the ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities in the following environment:

  • Work schedule generally consists of 40 hours per week, which may include on-call status, evenings, and/or weekends.
  • May be required to spend long periods of time sitting with close visual acuity to personal computer.
  • High levels of repetitive motion on a daily basis
  • Ability to lift 20 – 50 pound containers.

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Mailroom/production: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No

Employment Opportunities with Links

Melanated PEARL Corp helps streamline the search process by providing direct links to employment opportunities in South Metro Atlanta and Clayton County.

Finding a fulfilling job can seem like a job in itself. But you’re in a great place to start. Thanks to a Board Volunteer, Melanated PEARL Corp helps streamline the search process by providing direct links to employment opportunities in South Metro Atlanta and Clayton County.

Week of March 8, 2021

Full Time Warehouse Associates – Martin Brower (East Point)

Full Job Description

Martin Brower, a leading supply chain solutions provider for restaurants around the world, now has Warehouse positions available in your area! As part of one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, Martin Brower offers top hourly pay, great benefits and a People First-driven culture that is committed to safety and the well-being of our team. If you’re ready for something better, we’re ready for you – apply today!

Warehouse associates receive inbound products, replenish, pick, select and palletize products, shrink wrap and load trailers utilizing powered equipment such as pallet jacks and fork lifts in a multi-temperature foodservice warehouse environment.

***THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT OUR FACILITY IN ATLANTA, GA***

Start Earning Incentive pay at 8 weeks!

Pay scale overview:

  • Start at $15.50 per hour + OT after 40 hours
  • 3 months – $17.90/hr
  • 6 months – $21.15/hr

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Safely build pallets, cart or cages of product for loading and delivery to our customer.
  • Select product safely with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Accurately receive inbound products and replenish inventory as needed
  • Safely maneuver motorized material handling equipment.
  • Perform basic sanitation duties to ensure a clean environment.
  • Meet or exceed productivity standards.
  • Any other duties as assigned.
  • Foodservice distribution experience a plus
  • 6 months Materials Handling Equipment (MHE) preferred

Warehouse Position Qualifications:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Pallet jack/forklift experience preferred
  • Six months of similar warehouse experience preferred
  • Must be comfortable working in cold conditions
  • Must be available to work ANY Shift – We are a 24/7 operation
  • Must pass post-offer background and drug test

LOCATION: 4261 Southmeadow East Parkway, East Point, GA 30349

Retail Stock and Fulfillment Phipps Plaza – Nordstrom (Atlanta)

Job Description

Position Purpose:

Associates in Freight/Receiving positions ensure the store is stocked and ready for business every day. They load and unload trucks, move material from the receiving area throughout the store, may operate forklifts and may perform critical functions for maintaining proper on-hands and pricing for our customers. Direct customer interaction is frequently required for some positions and excellent customer service skills are required. The Freight/Receiving positions may include Freight Team Associate, Freight Team Lead, Receiving Associate and Receiving Support.

Job Description

The ideal logistics processor is independent, motivated, results oriented and committed to providing outstanding customer experiences every day.

A day in a Life…

  • Receive, unload freight, unpack and deliver newly arrived merchandise to selling departments
  • Fulfill customer orders in a timely manner following quality standards
  • Prepare and ship customer’s orders following quality, packing and shipping standards
  • Utilize inventory management systems to scan, process and research merchandise shipments in accordance with our inventory control processes
  • Assist in maintaining clean and organized selling floors and stockrooms
  • Provide general support to the store, e.g. set up special events, organize backroom, markdowns, and relocate store fixtures

You own this if you have…

  • A high level of ownership, accountability and initiative
  • Had success working in a fast-paced environment thanks to your ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The skills to use of a variety of technology and new computer applications
  • The ability to frequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to work a flexible schedule based on business needs

We’ve got you covered…

Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Medical/Vision, Dental, Retirement and Paid Time Away
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Merchandise Discount and EAP Resources

A few more important points…

The job posting highlights the most critical responsibilities and requirements of the job. It’s not all-inclusive. There may be additional duties, responsibilities and qualifications for this job.

Nordstrom will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with all legal requirements.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance or accommodation should contact the nearest Nordstrom location, which can be identified at www.nordstrom.com .

Seasonal Merchandising and Stock Associate – Part time (20-34 hours) – Ikea (Atlanta)

Full Job Description

WHY WE WILL LOVE YOU

  • 1 year merchandising or stocking experience preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING DAY TO DAY

  • Keeps products throughout the store priced, fully stocked, and available for customers
  • Consistently and proactively replenishes sales areas
  • Maintains store cleanliness in all areas of the store
  • Partners with logistics and visual teams to uphold store appearance
  • Assists customers with questions, specifically top selling products

TOGETHER AS A TEAM

We are the ones meeting our customers – in our stores, online, in our catalogue and beyond. We have knowledge of the IKEA product range, local markets and customer needs and we constantly find new ways of making real connections with our customers to maximize sales and profitability. Together with thousands of colleagues around the world we’re a diverse team working for the continued global success of the IKEA Concept – a concept that helps millions of customers create a better everyday life!

Warehouse Associate – The TJX Companies, Inc. (McDonough) 

Must have early morning availability (6:00AM-3:00PM) for trailer processing

Responsible for delivering a highly satisfied customer experience demonstrated by engaging and interacting with all customers, embodying customer experience principals and philosophy, and maintaining a clean and organized store environment. Adheres to all operational, merchandise, and loss prevention standards. May be cross-trained to work in multiple areas of the store in order to support the needs of the business.

Responsibilities:

  • Role models established customer experience practices with internal and external customers
  • Supports and embodies a positive store culture through honesty, integrity, and respect
  • Accurately rings customer purchases/returns and counts change back to customer according to established operating procedures
  • Promotes credit and loyalty programs during customer interactions
  • Maintains and upholds merchandising philosophy and follows established merchandising procedures and standards
  • Accurately processes and prepares merchandise for the sales floor following company procedures and standards
  • Initiates and participates in store recovery as needed throughout the day
  • Maintains all organizational, cleanliness, and recovery standards for the sales floor and participates in the maintenance/cleanliness of the entire store
  • Provides and accepts ongoing recognition and constructive feedback
  • Adheres to all labor laws, policies, and procedures
  • Supports and participates in store shrink reduction goals and programs
  • Participates in safety awareness and maintenance of a risk-free environment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Possesses excellent customer service skills
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to support business needs
  • Possesses strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks at one time
  • Able to respond appropriately to changes in direction or unexpected situations
  • Possesses strong communication skills
  • Capable of lifting heavy objects with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Works effectively with peers and supervisors to accomplish tasks
  • Retail customer experience preferred

Virtual Hiring Event – Medline Industries (McDonough)

Virtual Hiring Event Details

  • Interviews on the spot
  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM US/Eastern

Interviewing via web

  • You’ll receive an email on how to connect.

Interviewing for:

  • Material Handler/Warehouse Operator $16.00 – $17.00 / hour, Full-time
  • Inventory Coordinator Full-time

We will be hiring for the following location

  • Medline Industries, ​1500 Medline Place , McDonough, GA 30253 US

Technical requirements

After RSVPing, you will be sent an email with connection instructions.
Please be prepared to join the virtual meeting in a quiet place from a desktop/mobile device with a speaker, microphone, and web camera. Check that your network connection is adequate to run an online session satisfactorily. Plugged in ethernet, or a strong WiFi network signal will help avoid time delays in your conversation.

What to bring to this event

  • Resume
  • Completed Application via medline.com/careers 

Completing our online application prior to the event is strongly encouraged and will speed up the process.

What to wear

  • Casual (come as you are, but please be presentable)

Dealership Parts Warehouse Associate – Toyota South Atlanta (Morrow)

Ready to start a career in the automotive industry? We’re ready to invest in you!

Toyota South Atlanta is looking for a candidate to join our successful parts team. We offer a very clear path for growth within our organization, with defined & attainable goals every step of the way. Our employees work together towards a common goal to offer the best service in the industry. Toyota South Atlanta is a large Toyota dealership located in Morrow, Georgia. We are looking for a warehouse associate to assist in managing our constantly expanding inventory. We are eager to talk to all candidates.

Responsibilities:

  • Scan in overnight shipments
  • Locate new stock
  • Cycle counts
  • Check in freight shipments and backordered parts
  • Maintain an organized and neat inventory
  • Assist management with daily duties

The ideal candidate would:

  • Bring a positive attitude
  • Be outgoing with a friendly personality
  • Possess strong communication skills
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Have some type of automotive experience
  • Have some type of warehouse experience
  • Be looking for a career, not just a job
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds over their head

Benefits:

  • 5 days a week
  • No Sundays
  • Early shift
  • On the job training
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Receptionist/Office Asst./Cust. Service – LaGrange Health & Rehab (Atlanta)

Urgently hiring

Job details

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15 – $26 an hour

Number of hires for this role: 3

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Full Job Description

We are looking for a friendly, upbeat person. You will be responsible for answering the phone, entering patient info on the computer and some other general office assistant task.

Qualifications:

  • Great phone skills with the ability to build rapport with clients
  • Basic computer skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Be positive towards learning new skills

Responsibilities:

  • Answering the phone 
  • Maintain well organized work space at all times 
  • Learn basic heating and air customer service issues
  • Document and update customer information
  • Learn dispatching skills

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Employment Search Support in Clayton County, GA 3.1.2021

Melanated PEARL Corp helps streamline the job search process by providing direct links to employment opportunities in South Metro Atlanta and Clayton County.

Job searching on the internet is both easy and difficult. But applying exclusively online can lead the modern jobseeker into an abyss of options. And because many job boards send your resume straight into an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), you might be left wondering if an actual hiring manager will ever even see your resume. Finding a fulfilling job can seem like a job in itself. But you’re in a great place to start. Thanks to a Board Volunteer, Melanated PEARL Corp helps streamline the search process by providing direct links to employment opportunities in South Metro Atlanta and Clayton County.

Week of March 1, 2021

O’Reilly Auto Parts Hiring Event (Click link to RSVP)

Offers on the spot!

Friday, March 5, 2021

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM US/Eastern

O’Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center

4000 S CORPORATE PKWY

Forest Park, GA 30297

Interviewing for the following positions:

  • Warehouse Worker – Material Handler (Full-time)
  • Warehouse Delivery Driver (Full-time)
  • These jobs will be located at: O’Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center, Forest Park, GA 30297 US

Requirements

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Must be able to match numbers quickly and accurately
  • Take pride in delivering excellent customer service
  • Thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work closely with others in a team environment

Completing our online application prior to the event is strongly encouraged and will speed up the process.

What to wear: Dress code is Casual (come as you are, but please be presentable).

Freight/Receiving – The Home Depot (Atlanta)

Job Description

Position Purpose:

Associates in Freight/Receiving positions ensure the store is stocked and ready for business every day. They load and unload trucks, move material from the receiving area throughout the store, may operate forklifts and may perform critical functions for maintaining proper on-hands and pricing for our customers. Direct customer interaction is frequently required for some positions and excellent customer service skills are required. The Freight/Receiving positions may include Freight Team Associate, Freight Team Lead, Receiving Associate and Receiving Support.

Full-Time Assistant Store Manager – Aldi (Morrow)

When you join our team as an Assistant Store Manager, you’ll take on key store management responsibilities including assisting with supervising day-to-day store activities, ensuring overall store performance, managing schedules, and developing operational action plans while identifying training opportunities to develop and grow the team.

Position Type: Full-Time
Average Hours: 38 hours/week
Starting Wage: 20.00/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Assists the direct leader with developing and implementing action plans to improve operating results
  • Establishes and communicates job responsibilities and performance expectations to their direct reports to ensure mutual understanding and desired results
  • Identifies training and development opportunities that will assist their direct reports in achieving enhanced performance
  • Understands the overarching company strategy, as well as communicates and models the core values of the organization, to create a sense of teamwork and membership among employees
  • Monitors the competitive environment within the community and informs the direct leader regarding adjustments necessary to maintain the company’s competitive position
  • Provides product feedback to the direct leader, including making recommendations regarding new items to carry or those that should be discontinued
  • Participates in the interviewing process for store personnel
  • Communicates information including weekly information, major team milestones, developments, and concerns
  • Ensures store personnel adhere to inventory procedures, product handling guidelines, and cash control policies to minimize losses
  • Ensures an appropriate resolution of operational customer concerns in their direct leader’s absence
  • Identifies and rectifies hazards, ensuring proper ergonomics and maintaining store equipment in proper working order
  • Maintains store cleanliness standards and proper store signage at all times
  • Assists the direct leader with maintaining proper stock levels through appropriate product ordering
  • Merchandises product neatly to maximize sales
  • Ensures the quality and freshness of products for sale and accuracy of product signage
  • Assists their direct leader with achieving the store payroll and total loss budget, inventory counts, and training new employees
  • Supervises the day-to-day operations of their team, escalating issues to the appropriate level of support and/or leadership when necessary
  • Ensures direct reports complete assigned responsibilities in a timely and effective manner to provide the highest level of customer service for the business
  • Complies with all established company policies and procedures while upholding the security and confidentiality of documents and data
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stock merchandise from store receiving to shelving; ability to place product, weighing up to 45 pounds, on shelving at various heights
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, push, pull, lift, carry, and walk about the store
  • Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodations

Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to provide and lead others to provide prompt and courteous customer service
  • Ability to develop rapport, trust, and open communication that enhances the growth and job performance of direct reports
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures
  • Ability to establish goals, guide employee performance to ensure the quality and completion of work assignments
  • Ability to evaluate and drive performance of self and others
  • Ability to understand and apply management principles concerning budgeting, personnel costs, and expenses
  • Ability to operate a cash register efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to safely and properly operate equipment, including electric/manual hand jack, floor scrubber, and cardboard baler and perform general cleaning duties to company standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to stay organized and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner, following instructions and giving attention to detail
  • Meets any state and local requirements for handling and selling alcoholic beverages

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in a retail environment
  • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge
  • Prior management experience preferred

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Warehouse Associate – American Freight Furniture and Mattress (Morrow)

Urgently hiring

Salary

$10 – $15 an hour

Number of hires for this role: 5

Qualifications

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)
  • English (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Warehouse Specialist Job 

We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join our team as Warehouse Specialists! Warehouse Specialists are an important asset to our company because they are the first employees to receive our new furniture lines and the last ones to see it out the door. It is their job to keep furniture organized and damage free while it is in our stores. Warehouse Specialists also work closely with our Sales Associates and Managers which provides opportunities for advancement within the company.

Warehouse Specialist Requirements:

· High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

· Warehouse experience is a plus, but not required for consideration

· Maintain a positive attitude and focus on customer satisfaction in a fast-paced environment

· Must be able to lift at least 50lbs

General Description of Duties:

· Warehouse organization

· Loading customer vehicles

· Store maintenance/cleanliness

· Unloading furniture deliveries

· Order picking

· General labor

A Successful Candidate for This Position Will Be:

· Results driven

· Service focused

· Honest and demonstrate integrity

· A good communicator

· Proactive and a positive team player

Benefits:

· Paid vacations

· Health, life, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees

· 401K plan

· Employee discounts

· Opportunity for advancement

About American Freight

Since 1994, American Freight has been helping customers save money on quality furniture and mattresses. In February 2020, American Freight combined with Sears Outlet, a leading national discount retailer of home appliances, to create American Freight Furniture Mattress Appliance. The enhanced American Freight launched in June 2020, leverages the strong legacies of the founding organizations to deliver consumers a one-stop-shop for quality furniture, mattresses and appliances at everyday low prices! With over 4 million satisfied customers, American Freight will continue to grow while its mission remains the same: sell the best for less every day while delivering exceptional customer service. American Freight will continue to deliver on its commitment of take it home today with same day delivery available for all in-stock items, including appliances, with payment plan options for every customer, including no credit required and other credit options with low, easy payments. American Freight operates over 300 stores in 40 states across the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.americanfreight.com.

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Typical start time:

  • 10AM

Typical end time:

  • 8PM

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Seasonal Warehouse Associate – Wayfair (McDonough)

Warehouse Associate – $15-$18/hr

We are Wayfair; we continue to deliver a best-in-class customer experience because of the dedicated hard-working employees within our warehouses. In order to maintain our high level of delivery standards, we are looking for people like you who enjoy an exciting fast-paced work environment.

Why Wayfair?

While we’ve been busy growing our team, the safety of employees remains our #1 priority and is at the heart of every decision made. We have taken a variety of steps to ensure that Wayfair is one of the safest places to work. How we’ll keep you safe:

  • Guidelines to help employees maintain proper social distancing such as staggering shifts to reduce overlap and limitations on the number of people in common spaces.
  • Providing and requiring suitable PPE such as masks, gloves, and safety vests.
  • Increased sanitizing stations, as well as, improved professional sanitization of each facility.
  • Daily temperature checks for the protection of all employees.
  • Team stretches at the start of each shift – if you’ve come to flex your muscles, you first have to stretch them!

Benefits:

  • Competitive pay and incentives
  • 401(k) savings plan w/ employer match
  • Overtime pay
  • Referral bonuses at $150 per hire
  • Health care benefits after 90 days

What you should notice about the Warehouse Associate position:

  • You’ll unload and receive inbound furniture orders which requires manually moving large, heavy products.
  • Being comfortable repeatedly lifting up to 75 pounds unassisted and maneuvering product 150+ pounds unassisted or via team lift is A MUST.
  • We encourage you to wear comfortable clothing to move around the warehouse safely while you work.
  • You’ll need to read and comprehend English to ensure your safety and the safety of those working around you.
  • No warehouse experience is necessary.

Distribution Clerk, Stockroom, 2nd Shift – Luxottica Group (McDonough)

Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear. Our wholesale network covers more than 150 countries and our retail presence consists of over 9,100 retail stores across the globe.

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Distribution Clerk provides merchandise that is stored in the Distribution Center for distribution to new and existing stores.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receives incoming merchandise/product.
  • Processes merchandise/product per the established procedures.
  • Stocks merchandise/product to the appropriate location.
  • Picks merchandise per the established procedures and replenishment schedule.
  • Prepares merchandise/product for new stores.
  • Prepares merchandise/product for shipment.
  • Completes projects as assigned by DC Supervisor and/or Manager.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ year(s) of executive experience
  • Excellent mathematical aptitude/numerical recognition
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime as requested by Supervisors/Manager
  • Ability to communicate/cooperate with DC associates
  • Ability to use material handling equipment (pallet jacks, carts, etc.)
  • Ability to lift/carry up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work in a stand/walk position for up to 10 hours
  • Ability to interact professionally with both corporate and non-corporate personnel
  • Prior experience in distribution center/warehouse preferred
  • Optical knowledge and/or worked in a production environment


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Employment Support with links 2.15.2021

Melanated PEARL Corporation seeks to helps grantees and adults in Clayton County and South Metro Atlanta with who want to work to gain employment.

Melanated PEARL Corporation seeks to help grantees and adults in Clayton County and South Metro Atlanta with who want to work to gain employment. Working with a Board Member volunteer, Melanated PEARL Corp is providing employment links with hiring requirements. SEE BELOW!

Week of February 15, 2021

Assistant Store Manager – Dollar General (Jonesboro)

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS:

  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations.
  • Good organization skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as diagrams, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages.
  • Ability to perform cash register functions and generate reports.
  • Knowledge of cash, facility, and safety control policies and practices.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures including cashier accountability and deposit control.
  • Ability to drive your own vehicle to the bank to deposit money.

WORK EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION:

  • High school diploma or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • One year of experience in a retail environment and six months supervisory experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Frequent walking and standing
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and kneeling to run check out station, stock merchandise and unload trucks; which may also require the ability to push and/or pull rolltainers for stocking merchandise
  • Frequent handling of merchandise and equipment such as handheld scanners, pricing guns, box cutters, merchandise containers, two-wheel dollies, U-boats (six-wheel carts), and rolltainers
  • Frequent and proper lifting of up to 40 pounds; occasional lifting of up to 55 pounds
  • Occasional climbing (using step ladder) up to heights of six feet
  • Fast-paced environment; moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to outside weather conditions
  • Occasional or regular driving/providing own transportation to make bank deposits, attend management meetings and travel to other Dollar General stores.

Dollar General Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Assistant Store Manager helps maintain a clean, well-organized store with a customer-first focus. At the direction and delegation of the Store Manager, the Assistant Store Manager assists with supervision of store employees, management and presentation of merchandise, completion of paperwork, and preparation of deposits. The Assistant Store Manager also performs stocking and cashiering functions, and performs other duties as necessary to maximize profitability and customer satisfaction while protecting company assets and reducing losses.

DUTIES and ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide superior customer service leadership; greet and assist customers, and operate cash register and scanner to itemize the customer’s purchase.
  • Open and close the store a minimum of two days per week.
  • Assist Store Manager with scheduling employees, providing adequate training for employees, conducting safety meetings, and ensuring employee compliance with company policies and procedures.
  • Follow company work processes to manage merchandise, including receiving, unpacking, stocking, restocking and rotating merchandise on shelves and building merchandise displays.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate inventory levels by controlling damages, markdowns, scanning, paperwork, and facility controls.
  • Assist in implementation and maintenance of planograms; ensure merchandise is presented according to established practices and Store Manager direction.
  • Assist in ensuring financial integrity of the store through strict cashier accountability, key control, adherences to company security practices and cash control procedures; authorize and sign for refunds and overrides, count register tills, and deposit money in bank.
  • Assist with management of the store in the Store Manager’s absence.

Administrative Assistant – Levy Learning Center (Atlanta)

Job details

Salary: $11 – $22 an hour

Job Type: Full-time

Number of hires for this role: 2

Full Job Description

We are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative and clerical tasks. Duties of the Administrative Assistant include providing support to our managers and employees, assisting in daily office needs and managing our company’s general administrative activities. Administrative Assistant responsibilities include making travel and meeting arrangements, preparing reports and maintaining appropriate filing systems. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to organize their work using tools, like MS Excel and office equipment. If you have previous experience as a Secretary or Executive administrative assistant and familiarity within our industry, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, a successful Admin Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our office.

Responsibilities

  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Order office supplies and research new deals and suppliers
  • Maintain contact lists
  • Book travel arrangements
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Provide general support to visitors
  • Act as the point of contact for internal and external clients
  • Liaise with executive and senior administrative assistants to handle requests and queries from senior managers

Skills

  • Proven experience as an administrative assistant or office admin assistant
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task
  • High School degree; additional qualification as an Administrative assistant or Secretary will be a plus

Alarm Technician – Brently Security (Atlanta)

Urgently hiring

Job details

Number of hires for this role: 1

Full Job Description

Alarm technician must be comfortable installing all equipment including cameras.

Contract length: 12 months

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $15.00 – $34.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • On the road

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Work Remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Seasonal, Full Time Warehouse Team Member – Amazon (Locations vary)

Job details

Salary: Up to $690 a week

Shifts: Full-time, Part-time, Overnight, Early Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend
Location:Newnan, GA
Job opportunities vary by location. We update postings daily with open positions.
Hourly pay rate:Earn $15/hr or more

Immediate openings available now.

Become part of the dedicated team that gets orders ready for people relying on Amazon’s service. From flexible part-time roles to full-time set schedules with health care benefits, Amazon has a variety of jobs. Find the right Amazon opportunity for you today.

Amazon remains open as an essential business to serve our communities delivering critical supplies directly to the doorsteps of people who need them. Find out what Amazon is doing to provide a safe environment for employees at this time on our COVID-19 FAQ page.

Candidates must be 18 years or older with the ability to read and speak English for safety purposes.

Reasons you’ll love working here:

Health and safety are a top priority with all of our roles and sites. We continue to consult with medical and health experts, and take all recommended precautions in our buildings and stores to keep people healthy.

  • Earn more: You can expect a competitive wage and reliable paycheck when you work for Amazon.
  • Career development: Many of our entry-level employees become leaders in operations, HR, and other areas. See where your Amazon journey can take you.
  • Benefits: Our range of benefits can include health care starting on day one, employee discounts, 401(k) savings plans, paid time off and more! Find out which benefits you’ll get after you choose your role with us.
  • Stay active: You’ll be on the move for your whole shift in our fast-paced environments.


Amazon is hiring for the following types of roles in your area:

Fulfillment Centers – Work inside an Amazon warehouse, selecting, packing and shipping customer orders. If you like a fast-paced, physical position that gets you up and moving, then come help bring orders to life. Work a set, full-time schedule. Shift options include overnight and days, and usually at least one weekend day.

Basic qualifications:

  • High school, GED, or equivalent diploma

Warehouse Order Puller – S&S Activewear, LLC (McDonough)

Job details

Compensation, Hours & Benefits

  • $500 sign on bonus and $300 referral bonus available
  • $13.50 per hour, full-time, hourly
  • Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 5 PM
  • The company offers vacation, personal, and sick time
  • Other benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life/AD&D and Short/Long term disability, FSA and 401K with 3% company contribution.
  • Discounts on brand name apparel
  • Employee events

Description

The Order Fulfiller will be responsible for the completeness and correctness of all orders filled from the warehouse inventory while meeting all productivity and accuracy standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains a safe and clean warehouse
  • Follows safety rules
  • Acts professionally and remains focused
  • Picks customer orders
  • Checks packing list for accuracy and inspects items
  • Drives an electric cart to pick orders
  • Maintains productivity and accuracy standards
  • Performs other duties as assigned

. Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Ability to operate a warehouse cart
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions/detailed oriented
  • Ability to use electronic devices such as tablets, radios, scanners, etc.
  • Have the physical strength and dexterity to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand and walk for 8+ hours per day
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and twist on a regular basis
  • Ability to work independently without close supervision and within a team
  • Basic math skills, ability to count, add, and subtract numbers quickly and accurately
  • Ability to communicate, understand, and read in English
  • Have sufficient ability to identify colors, sizes, quantity, label, and SKU information
  • Ability to work flexible hours and overtime when required
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Physical Demands

In performing the job of a Puller, the employee must stand and walk for an 8+ hour shift. Additionally, the position requires frequent grasping, lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and handling of items with hands and arms, up to 50 lbs. Moderate Hand-Eye coordination, near vision, far vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, adjusting focus and hearing.

Working Environment

The job will be performed entirely in the warehouse where conditions can range from warm to cool. The job will be performed around warehouse machines and equipment with a moderate level of noise. Employee must be able to work in a high-volume, high-demand environment while meeting strenuous customer deadlines. Employee must be able to change priorities or job duties as needed and interact with employees at all levels.

Part-Time Store Associate – Aldi (Jonesboro)

Job details

Full Job Description

As a Store Associate, you’ll be responsible for merchandising and stocking product, cashiering, and cleaning to keep the store looking its best. You’ll enhance the customer shopping experience by building relationships with customers, answering questions and providing exceptional customer service.

Position Type: Part-Time
Average Hours: Less than 30 hours/week
Starting Wage: $15.00/hour plus a pay increase after the first year of employment

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Processes customer purchases, perform general cleaning duties, merchandise products, stocks shelves and displays neatly to maximize visibility and sales.
  • Assist customers with problems or concerns, and contacts management as appropriate to assist.
  • Collaborates with team members and communicate relevant information to direct leader.
  • Provide feedback to management on all products, inventory losses, scanning errors, and general issues that could impact productivity.
  • Participates in taking store inventory counts according to guidelines and monitoring inventory.
  • Complies with all established company policies and procedures while upholding the security and confidentiality of documents and data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stock merchandise from store receiving to shelving.
  • Ability to place product, weighing up to 45 pounds, on shelving at various heights.
  • Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, push, pull, lift, carry, and walk about the store.
  • Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodations.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to provide prompt and courteous customer service.
  • Ability to operate a cash register efficiently and accurately.
  • Ability to safely and properly operate equipment, including electric/manual hand jack, floor scrubber, and cardboard baler.
  • Ability to perform general cleaning duties to company standards.
  • Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
  • Ability to stay organized, give attention to detail, follow instructions and multi-task in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Meets any state and local requirements for handling and selling alcoholic beverages.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Prior work experience in a retail environment preferred.
  • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.

ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

In addition, eligible employees are offered:

  • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Laborer, Seasonal – DHL (Union City)

Full Job Description

Laborer Seasonal – Monday thru Friday 3:30pm-11:30pm

$14.75/hr

Role Purpose:

  • Performs tasks that require physical abilities and effort involving minimal specialized skill or prior work experience. Responsible for the accurate storing, shipping, and receiving of product to meet company standards or safety, security, and productivity.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manually load and unload freight in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Provide physical labor to move product to storage areas with proper material handling equipment and efficiently stack and store the merchandise in the appropriate area.
  • Assemble various types of merchandise to be shipped. Sort, recoup, pack, mark, and label materials. Check or count freight for accuracy and/or damage and infestation.
  • Perform duties needed for assembling displays and other specialty value-added services per the customers’ requirements.
  • Participate in physical inventories.
  • Performs general grounds/building maintenance.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, preferred
  • 0 to 12 months experience in a warehouse setting, preferred