Pilot Flying J is looking to hire another 10,000+ people
Flying J pilot seeks to hire 10,000 more
Pilot Flying J is looking to hire 10,000 new employees at a Hiring Day event from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. next Tuesday, with more than 670 Pilot Flying J travel centers participating.
Pilot said he is trying to fill full-time and part-time jobs in retail, restaurants and facilities. The Knoxville-based chain of truck stops, which is one of the nation’s largest private companies, also recruits corporate candidates for jobs in technology, finance, human resources, recruiting, marketing and customer services at the Knoxville Sales and Support Center. headquarters, offices in Dallas and Houston, and a new IT Center of Excellence in Atlanta.
“Since 1958, we’ve powered millions of journeys and we hope more great people will join us as we prepare for another busy summer and continue to innovate to prepare for the future of travel,” said Paul Shore , director of human resources at Compagnie Pilote. “We provide better opportunities, better rewards and benefits with a stable and growing company that invests in its team members to help them learn and grow. Nearly three out of four leadership promotions come from our business.”
OSHA warns Amazon about its warehouses
U.S. regulators are asking Amazon to improve its procedures for dealing with inclement weather like hurricanes and tornadoes that could threaten workers at its warehouses scattered across the country.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent a “risk alert letter” to the Seattle-based e-commerce giant on Tuesday following the agency’s investigation into the deadly collapse of a corporate warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois in December. Six people died and another was seriously injured in the tornado’s strike.
The investigation raised concerns about potential risk to employees during extreme weather emergencies,” according to the letter sent to Amazon that OSHA made public.
The agency said its inspection found that while the company’s severe weather procedures met minimum federal storm shelter safety guidelines, the company still needed to protect further. its workers and contract employees. The letter requires Amazon to review its emergency procedures for severe weather, but the company will not face any fines or penalties.
In interviews with Amazon and contractors, OSHA officials found that some employees did not recall participating in extreme weather drills or the location of the facility’s shelter. Amazon spokeswoman Kelly Nantel, however, said employees receive emergency response training, which is “reinforced throughout the year.”
“OSHA’s investigation found no violations or citations, but we are constantly looking to innovate and improve our safety measures and have already begun conducting safety and emergency preparedness drills additional information on our sites and will carefully consider any OSHA recommendations that we don’t already have,” Nantel said.
Alphabet revenue slows in Q1
SAN RAMON, Calif. — Google’s parent company posted its slowest quarterly revenue growth since 2020 on Tuesday, the latest sign that the huge gains tech companies have enjoyed during the pandemic are fading in the rearview mirror.
For most companies, the numbers reported by Alphabet Inc. would be cause for celebration. But tech companies come in a different size, with investors typically measuring them by how much growth they achieve each quarter compared to the previous year.
Alphabet started this year with drastically declining growth trends. This has already contributed to a 20% drop in its share price since peaking at around $3,030 in early February before a widespread sell-off in tech stocks. Shares fell another 6% in extended trading on Tuesday after the latest quarterly figures were released.
Worries about slowing growth have become an even bigger concern amid rising interest rates aimed at mitigating the highest inflation rates in more than 40 years. Higher borrowing costs, coupled with the economic upheaval caused by the war between Russia and Ukraine, are more likely to chill the US economy and further dampen growth.
Alphabet’s revenue in the January-March period totaled $68 billion, a 23% increase over the same period last year. It was the first time since 2020 that the company had seen a year-over-year revenue gain of less than 30%. The figure fell to about $40 million below the average estimate among analysts polled by FactSet Research.
First-quarter profit fell 8% from a year ago to $16.4 billion, or $24.62 per share. It was also below the average analyst projection of $25.47 per share, according to FactSet.
— Compiled by Dave Flessner