Amazon hiring seminar scheduled for Wednesday

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Amazon hiring seminar scheduled for Wednesday

Amazon is preparing to hire 1,000 full-time employees to prepare for the opening of its 3.8 million square foot plant in Pflugerville. Employees will work alongside high-tech robotics to ship items to Amazon fulfillment centers across the country.

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation and the Workforce Solutions Capital Area have hosted a webinar alongside Amazon that will take place at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and will focus on Amazon’s application process, hiring procedures, benefits and Moreover.

“This is the largest hiring event in the history of the Town of Pflugerville, and we recognize the opportunity it presents for our local residents,” said Amy Madison, CEO of PCDC. “Our partnership with Workforce Solutions Capital Area is invaluable in helping us identify and educate residents of Pflugerville regarding Amazon’s application process.”

Madison said a recording of the webinar will be available on the group’s website for those unable to attend.

The session will be primarily geared towards positions that support the facility by preparing customer orders (picking, packing and shipping). In addition to Amazon’s starting minimum wage of $ 15 per hour, full-time employees receive full benefits, including full medical, vision, and dental insurance, as well as a 401 (k) with matching by 50%.

To participate in the information session, interested candidates should register for the webinar at pfdevelopment.com/amazon-jobs.

Courtesy of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation

The Panthers rank 9th in the state in academics

Gaining a wave of momentum through its UIL Speech & Debate State Championship, Pflugerville High School finished the 2020-21 school year among the top 10 in the state for competitive academics as the Panthers are tied in ninth place in the UIL Academic State Championship Conference 5A in 2021. rankings.

Each year, UIL rewards points earned for applicants and teams participating in all UIL sanctioned university events, including cross-examination debate, congress, one-act play, film, design theatrical, robotics and historical writing contests. The school with the highest point total in each classification is named the UIL State Academic Champion.

The Panthers totaled 49 points to tie ninth place. Only one other central Texas school made the top 10, with Austin ISD’s LASA High School finishing one spot ahead of Pflugerville High.

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Pact signed on household appliance repair training

The Pflugerville Community Development Corporation has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Nana Academy, an appliance repair training provider, to provide training programs and opportunities for residents interested in careers in appliance repair or home businesses.

“The PCDC is focused on creating a pipeline of skilled technicians for local businesses and, through Nana, providing the necessary development and training to the local workforce,” said Amy Madison, Executive Director of PCDC. “The Nana Academy provides the necessary resources and training. for program graduates to find jobs in the Pflugerville area. This is another great tool for Pflugerville to increase its workforce to promote business growth. “

Nana will help graduates find their first job and build their careers through an AI-powered market platform. Nana has partnered with agencies across the country to successfully deliver training to underserved, low-income and otherwise marginalized communities, and serves a cross-section of self-employed, veterans, immigrants and populations. underserved.

In the agreement formalized on June 1, PCDC will assist in the community-wide commercialization of Nana Academy training programs as well as locating training facilities in Pflugerville for in-person training. PCDC will explore opportunities to fund training programs and seek third party scholarships for Pflugerville residents enrolling in Nana training programs.

Nana Academy will work with PCDC to create entrepreneurial training programs for those interested in entering the home appliance repair industry. Nana will also provide data to track enrollment and pass results after program completion.

Courtesy of the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation


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