Very helpfull however this creates another important question.A little insight into how they hire. Lets say They have 500 jobs opening up in like 5 months. They will go out and run 1,000 people though the hiring process, and then sit on them till they are needed. They will then call in 500 of those, losing a bunch because they waited so long, losing more in the first few weeks as they cant handle the work. At that time they start calling in more from that 1k pool they started with. Once that 1k pool starts to get low, they will turn around and run another 250-500 people through the ordeal again and have a large pool ready to go. That way the company is never waiting on people. Its misleading and frustrating for those waiting, Most of the time if you take a drug test you are hired in. But not here. Even when they call you in for orientation, you still might wait weeks before being called into really start work. Hope this clears a little up for you.
Using your example, as positions open, do they select applicants from the original 1k list BEFORE they go to the additional 250-500 who applied later. You can see why this is significant because if applicants from the first 1k list are not given first call priority it is likely they will get lost in the mix. Thanks.