After a successful summer, virtual internships are helping companies expand their recruiting reach
The summer of the virtual internship may have been short on baseball outings, picnics and water cooler bonding, but it has landed some real jobs for graduating college seniors.It also has some companies rethinking traditional on-site summer internship programs as a recruiting tool.“This is the most significant thing to happen in talent acquisition in 20 years,” said Greg Watkins, who heads up hiring at M. Holland, a Northbrook, Ill.-based plastics company. “Probably half of our interns going into next year are going to be remote.”When the pandemic hit in March, the corporate world shifted on t...
Tennessee company cancels plan to recruit armed guards for Minnesota polls
MINNEAPOLIS—The Tennessee-based company that advertised for ex-special forces members to serve as armed guards at Minnesota polling places on Nov. 3 has told the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office that it is rescinding its recruitment for the positions.Attorney General Keith Ellison launched a probe into Atlas Aegis on Tuesday, the same day that a pair of local advocacy groups filed federal lawsuits in response to ads placed by the company seeking to hire armed guards for the “protection of election polls” in Minnesota.In a settlement reached Friday, Atlas Aegis agreed that it will not provid...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Susan Tompor: Mystery shopper, fake job offers target people stretched for cash during pandemic
Tosha Waggoner, 33, of Newport, Mich., would love to land a job. But she wasn’t sure that depositing a $6,000 check that arrived out of the blue was the right way to get one.Admittedly, her job hunting prospects have been bleak after she gave birth to a daughter in April, when many businesses had closed their doors during the pandemic. Her fiancé isn’t working either, but he’s going to a union trade school for masonry.They could use the money, like most people during the economic downturn.“It was a straight up check,” Waggoner said.The instructions, sent in August by a supervisor named Michael...
Detroit Free Press
Pandemic scrambles Seattle job market: Despite deep unemployment, some employers still can't hire fast enough
SEATTLE — If you want a sense of what six months of COVID-19 have done to the Seattle-area job market, ask Amy Fenning.Last year, the former college administrator decided she wanted to be an elementary school teacher and is currently finishing her training in the Renton School District.But thanks to the pandemic, Fenning has no idea when or where any teaching jobs will be available. So she’s hedging her bets and keeping the cashier job she took this summer at Target, where work is so plentiful she often has to turn down shifts. “They are always busy and always hiring,” says Fenning. “These are...
The Seattle Times
Wells Fargo to pay nearly $8 million to resolve hiring discrimination accusations
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Wells Fargo will pay $7.8 million in back wages to settle accusations from the federal government that it discriminated against tens of thousands of Black and female job applicants, the U.S. Department of Labor said.The U.S. Department of Labor alleged that the bank discriminated against 34,193 Black applicants for banking, customer sales and service and administrative support roles in the U.S., the agency said in a news release late Monday.The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs also alleged that the bank discriminated against 308 female applicants fo...
The Charlotte Observer