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Jobless09

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I am confused about why the Target Distribution Center in Newton, NC is still having job fairs. Last I heard they have had 15000 applicants and they can not find 500 qualified people? What kind of hiring practices do they have? They seem slightly flawed. Then I read where some people from out of state are getting jobs there. They get all there incentives and the county or state does not insist that they hire locally? Sounds a little bogus to me!

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They want teeny boppers and other people who would be easier to control than people like myself who have been laid off from many of the local manufacturers. Don't waste your time with Target if you have years of experience in any field.

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Jun 1, 2009
 
someone i know got a job there after going there first with a temp agency, then got hired on.
Not the likes of you

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Jun 1, 2009
 
they want high school graduates and healthy people
jobless09

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Jun 2, 2009
 
It just makes no sense to hire inexperienced people when so many experienced people are out of work and more than willing to do the job. Especially when they all start at the same pay. Well I am sure that enough of us are graduates and more than healthy enough to do a warehouse job.

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Jun 2, 2009
 
jobless09 wrote:
It just makes no sense to hire inexperienced people when so many experienced people are out of work and more than willing to do the job. Especially when they all start at the same pay. Well I am sure that enough of us are graduates and more than healthy enough to do a warehouse job.
Target seems to think differently.
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jobless09 wrote:
It just makes no sense to hire inexperienced people when so many experienced people are out of work and more than willing to do the job. Especially when they all start at the same pay. Well I am sure that enough of us are graduates and more than healthy enough to do a warehouse job.


So we can train them our way without all the "we use to do it this way"
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Jun 2, 2009
 
I know that there are several experienced people that need work but there is also several people with no experience that need the chance too. They are new grads, house wives and others that due to the economy are now looking for work. I hope that they give everyone an honest chance at getting a job. Face it we may not like it or want to admit it but we all need help at one time or another. Maybe those that are experienced will be able to help those that ned trained.
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Jun 18, 2009
 
If offered a job, you will be given a stress test that measures your heart rate while you lift a package and move it about. If your heart rate exceeds a particular number then you are NOT hired. I was told the number was 118 bpm.
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Jun 19, 2009
 
get fiscal wrote:
They want teeny boppers and other people who would be easier to control than people like myself who have been laid off from many of the local manufacturers. Don't waste your time with Target if you have years of experience in any field.
My brother was hired recently and he is no teeny booper. He has been a business owner for 10 years and he was hired. He took the stress test as well, his bp was high so they had him see his physician (which he did) and the next week he performed the stress test and passed. He began taking meds for the bp. He loves it. Don't give up. Pay is really good as well as benefits. He works Sat, Sun and Mon from 6pm to 6am each week and can run his business the rest of the time.
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Not the likes of you wrote:
they want high school graduates and healthy people
I don't know where you got your information but my brother was hired and his is an overweight 40 yr old man with high bp. During his first stress test he failed. He got on meds, dr. signed off on him and re-took the stress test and passed. He was hired and loves it.
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Jun 19, 2009
 
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So we can train them our way without all the "we use to do it this way"
Amen, I hear that from my subordinates frequently and I get so tired of it.
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Amen, I hear that from my subordinates frequently and I get so tired of it.
Have you ever realized that, "Hey, maybe there IS a better way of doing some things around here!"? I'd take work experience over blind sheeple any day of the week!

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Jun 20, 2009
 
you are wrong wrote:
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My brother was hired recently and he is no teeny booper. He has been a business owner for 10 years and he was hired. He took the stress test as well, his bp was high so they had him see his physician (which he did) and the next week he performed the stress test and passed. He began taking meds for the bp. He loves it. Don't give up. Pay is really good as well as benefits. He works Sat, Sun and Mon from 6pm to 6am each week and can run his business the rest of the time.
Well good for him. I applied for the asset protection job but never got a call, so screw them, I'm going back to school.
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Jun 22, 2009
 
jobless09 wrote:
It just makes no sense to hire inexperienced people when so many experienced people are out of work and more than willing to do the job. Especially when they all start at the same pay. Well I am sure that enough of us are graduates and more than healthy enough to do a warehouse job.
Sad but true: experienced people may be considered "over-qualified."
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Jun 22, 2009
 
Go read some of the (well, damn near ALL of the) posts on this site http://www.thebreakroom.org/ by Target's VERY OWN EMPLOYEES... TARGET (apparently) SUX!
And to think that I thought they were "somewhat" better than Wal-Mart... Yeah Right!
Target Distribution

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Jun 24, 2009
 
Do you think its ok to wear a shirt and tie to the interview?
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Jun 25, 2009
 
Wear whatever the Hell you want! The "Reps" are a bunch of mindless (i.e. brainwashed) jellyfish, like on SpongeBob... Tell them your "code" name is really, "Patrick" or "Sandy", then they will hire you, no questions asked! I promise! Wear pink; they seem to like that color! If you are 18 and can spell your name, you are a shoe-in! They don't hire anyone with brainpower higher than a snail (like Gary).
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Jun 25, 2009
 
Mr Krabs wrote:
Wear whatever the Hell you want! The "Reps" are a bunch of mindless (i.e. brainwashed) jellyfish, like on SpongeBob... Tell them your "code" name is really, "Patrick" or "Sandy", then they will hire you, no questions asked! I promise! Wear pink; they seem to like that color! If you are 18 and can spell your name, you are a shoe-in! They don't hire anyone with brainpower higher than a snail (like Gary).
You sound kinda bitter. Turned ya down didn't they?!
Target Distribution

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Jun 25, 2009
 
Havent had a call back yet. Just interview #1 anyone know the next steps in the interview process ?

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