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MAU Job Fair on Wednesday

Monday, June 20, 2011 6:14 PM
Last updated Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:30 AM
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MAU Workforce Solutions will hold a job fair on Wednesday to fill more than 55 openings at Augusta-Aiken area industrial sites, including E-Z-GO, Kimberly Clark, PACTIV, and Newman Technology South Carolina. The positions will pay up to $16 an hour, according to a release.

The job fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jameson Suites at 1062 Claussen Road in Augusta. Job fair attendees will be interviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

MAU is seeking applicants to fill the following positions:

  • Aiken: production, quality technicians and welders at Newman Technology South Carolina
  • Augusta: mechanical assemblers at E-Z-GO and inventory clerk
  • Beech Island: forklift, stackers and packers at Kimberly Clark and packers at PACTIV
  • North Augusta: welders at TTX

 

Applicants must submit to a background check and drug screening. A wide variety of shift models and shift schedules is available. Participants will be entered to win $25 Walmart gift cards. Applicants can ask about the MAU Associate Referral Program, which includes a potential $50 bonus.

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constituent
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constituent 06/20/11 - 07:20 pm
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Its time to do away with all

Its time to do away with all these temp staffing in Richmond County because they're pocketing more than the employee who is working on their assignment.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/21/11 - 04:59 am
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On one hand, I see this

On one hand, I see this article as an oppurtunity for many unemployed people. But on the other hand, I see this as a big advertisement for MAU! I mean, doesn't this company have a job fair every month or so? And doesn't this newspaper post an article for every job fair that is "sponsored" by MAU? You gotta remember, MAU is definitely profiting from these "free" advertisements. They must have connections at the newspaper to get this in. Okay, here's your homework assignment...keep an eye out for another MAU job fair coming in about a month, and see if it's written up in the paper. Just sayin'.

IAMKathy
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IAMKathy 06/21/11 - 08:49 am
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Constituent, I agree with

Constituent, I agree with you. I went to the last job fair and I will go to this one. It was very sad to see the number of people waiting in lines and waiting to be interviewed. The process took about 2 hrs. 20 mins. Last time it was just for Kimberly Clark, and the other company for forklift. I have no "recent" fork life experience but was certified at one time. I was soooo upset to hear the gentlemen who interviewed me tell me that the Kimberly Clark job paid $7.65 an hr., and said "that is not what they pay their workers, that is what we pay", and he said it with a smirky smile. I would have to live in a shelter to be able to get by on that!

I made more 26 years ago than I have been offered in the past 5 yrs., you can't even apply at a company where they have to look you in the eye, it is very dehumanizing. Whereever there is hardship, there are opportunists, which speaks abundance about society today!

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Sean Moores 06/21/11 - 09:08 am
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Just My Opinion, in this

Just My Opinion, in this economy, job fairs are definitely news. If other companies are holding job fairs, we will let the public know about them as well. They just need to send us a press release.

broad street narrow mind
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broad street narrow mind 06/21/11 - 09:32 am
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i've heard of mau paying
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i've heard of mau paying minimum wage. they are taking a huge cut. if you work through them, haggle for a bigger cut. oh, and they have a big christian thing going too. workers work for the glory of god according to them. mau will bother themselves with the worthless money while the worker gets to bathe in glory.

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emergencyfan 06/21/11 - 12:37 pm
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I wish the AC would stop

I wish the AC would stop carrying Pro Resources ads. Pay $190 fee upfront to access a list of jobs?

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/products/pro22.shtm

"Be skeptical of any employment-service firm that charges up-front fees, even if it guarantees refunds to dissatisfied customers. "

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 06/21/11 - 07:29 pm
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Sean, I'm not trying to wage

Sean, I'm not trying to wage a fight or anything, but going along with what a couple of people said on here about what these employment agencies pay their employees, I would think that THIS might be a big story also. I mean, are they profiting from people in these bad economic times? Get a reporter to find out what these folks are charging the companies and how much the people are getting paid out of that. How long does the employee have to be engaged as an "indentured servant" before they can work solely for the company? Will the Chronicle investigate a story like this, or will the Chronicle be wary of biting the hand that feeds them...the advertiser? Oh, wait...MAU and companies like them get free advertising in these write-ups, don't they? But you know what? I hope that I never have to use these employment firms to help get a job, not because I think they're unscrupulous (I don't) but because I'd be desperate and have to use whatever means necessary to support my family.

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