“Marshall’s. Now hiring for over 90 Retail Positions” is the message Pensacola State College students received via Pirate Mail Sept. 9, 2012.
Hundreds of Pensacola State College students, and people that were not students waited patiently to be interviewed with hopes of being hired for one of the 90 positions that were being offered by Marshall’s.
According to the announcement that was sent via Pirate Mail, the qualifications for the job were:
1. Strong customer service skills
2. Must be willing to stand for extended periods of time
3. Must be willing to lift up to 50 lbs. multiple times per shift
4. Must be a good team player
Gil Bexel, director of Student Job Services said, “We anticipated this crowd, because there are 90 positions that are opened.” The lines were extended from the front of the WSRE Building to the end of the tennis court in front of the swimming pool in the parking lot of the campus. In spite of the hot, hazy weather conditions, and the long lines, many students were not affected by any of these factors. They were anxiously waiting and hoping for a new job opportunity.
Melissa Branton, Pensacola State College student, majoring in Business, Marketing, and Management said, “I have been standing in line for about an hour and a half, and I don’t think that is too long to stand when you need a job.”
The available positions for the job are as follows:
2. Merchandise Associates
Many people are excited about Marshall’s opening in the area; it will bring more jobs for those that are out of work. Because of the declining and unpredictable economy, a new store in the area will be a breath of fresh air for people in the workforce. Some people may be excited about the opportunity because of the unemployment, companies cutting back, or just need a second job to make ends meet.
Jerome Matthews is not a PSC student. He is an associate minister of New Birth Baptist Church. Matthews said, “I work for Southern Management, and my hours have gotten cut. I would like to get back to at least seven or eight hours per week.”
The crowd was patient and they maintained positive attitudes while they waited to go inside to be interviewed. People never stopped coming, and the line continuously grew.
Phisean Phan, PSC student, majoring in Computer Engineering said, “I have been standing in line for about 30 minutes, but I don’t mind, I am hoping to apply for either a position for stockroom or cashier. I don’t mind waiting, it’s worth it.”
There is good news for anyone who missed this event for the Marshall’s hiring. There will be other job fairs hosted by student services. Pixel said, “Students services of the college, and work-force escarosa host four job fairs a year, free of charge.”
Now that’s good news.