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Real Talk!!! Looking for a Job???

Hey everyone, if you’re looking for a seasonal job over the summer break, run to your nearest Home Depot.  The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Home Depot will be hiring 2,000 seasonal workers this spring.  They have over 60 locations throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs.

U can apply online at homedepot.com or inside their store by checking out a kiosk.  Don’t worry if you’ve never had a job either.  They’ll train you in the areas of customer service, basic product knowledge, and where to find things in the store.



Six Flags Great America (in Gurnee, IL) is looking to fill over 1,000 jobs.  They will be having a job fair from 12 pm-8 pm, and all kinds of jobs will be available.

Job Fair Information

Six Flags Great America Job Fair
Tuesday, April 6 12-8 p.m.
542 N. Route 21 Gurnee, IL 60031 (Employee Entrance)

More Info:

  • Currently there are 1,000 positions still available for 2010 season
  • Looking for candidates in Food Services, Aquatics, Games, Rides, Attractions, Cash Control, First Aid EMTs &   Entertainment (Dancers & Actors)
  • (Food Services has a need for Bartenders and always looking for people with Management experience)
  • Available positions include part-time and full-time seasonal work
  • Season runs from Opening Day, April 24-October 31 (6 month long positions)
  • Six Flags Great America hires candidates 15 years or older
  • To date we have received over 10,000 applications (last year at this time we received roughly 7,000)
  • During this economy we have seen an increase in applicants 18+ and second wage earners
  • Pay range on average the pay ranges from $8.00-$10.00 an hour
  • Perks on top of free admission to the park, seasonal employees are eligible to receive medical benefits. We offer scholarships to our student employees (roughly 20 given out last year). We also offer flexible scheduling for students, teachers, parents and second wage earners.
  • Returning team members are offered positions first. Each season more than 1200 people return to Six Flags for seasonal employment. Many of those returning move up into Lead, Supervisor and Management positions. Almost half of our approximately 200 full-time staff started as a seasonal employee.
  • Applicants are encouraged to complete their online application at www.sixflagsjobs.com prior to the hiring event. If approved, a Six Flags representative will call you to schedule an interview. This system allows us to schedule individual interviews and get applicants out in 90 minutes or less, eliminating long lines.


“Hey, I Need a Job”

If you’re currently unemployed or looking for a job change, check this out.  I recently came across an email w/ looking for strong men and women, who want access to a good paying job.  It’s a great opportunity, pays great wages, and is provided by President Obama’s “infrastructure money” (money for jobs across the U.S.).

This particular job is located in Atlanta & even has a paid training.  The job title is a “Track Worker” but there’s room for promotion & advancement.  See this website for more details http://csx.com

Minimum Requirements to Apply:

  • High School diploma/GED
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Verbal comprehension/Communication skills/Reasoning skills/Basic Math

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Outside work experience/Welding experience
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)

Benefits and Pay Rate:

  • Entry Rate $19.36/hour
  • Full Rate $21.52/hour


You will attend two or three weeks of training at the Railroad Education & Development Institute in Atlanta , GA. CSX will pay for  travel, lodging and meals as required by collective bargaining agreement.