Shreveport Job News

BAFB Readiness Center Christmas Open House

BAFB Readiness Center Christmas Open House was held last week and of course we were privileged to be able to attend. We love Barksdale! Jeff, Cathy, Karen and Derek enjoyed the event. If you see our sales team out and about, snap a picture and send it in! We love being part of this great community! Merry CHRISTmas everyone!

Applicants Needed!

Applicants Needed! Bring your smile and your sweet spirit in between 9a-2p, M-F along w/2 valid forms of IDs and we’ll put you through the ringer…NOT REALLY! Just a little holiday humor! We’ve got it! That’s not all we’ve got! We’ve got jobs! Bring um in and move um out! Come on people, WE NEED YOU!

Assignment # Pay Rate Industrial Job Title
217201 9 Assembly Line Worker
217099 10 Beam saw operator
217179 9 Cafe Attendant
216955 0 CDL Driver
217109 0 CDLA Direct Hire
217196 8.5 Chair Set
217197 8.5 Chair Set
217198 8.5 Chair Set
217199 8.5 Chair Set
217186 8.5 Chair Set
217187 8.5 Chair Set
217188 8.5 Chair Set
217189 8.5 Chair Set
217190 8.5 Change Over
217191 8.5 Change Over
217192 8.5 Change Over
217193 8.5 Change Over
217194 8.5 Change Over
215631 0 Class A CDL
215632 0 Class A CDL
216461 12 Driver
217119 0 Electrician
217120 0 Electrician
215819 26 Electrician
217097 10 Finish sander
215437 10 Floor Tech
210960 0 General Labor
213894 12 Glass Installer
215153 0 HVAC installer
213018 0 Installer
215828 11.5 Installer
216077 10 Kennel Worker
216848 10 Landscaper
217165 13.5 Large Forklift Operator
215842 13 Maintenance Tech
216131 12 Manufacturing
217181 10 Mechanic
217164 12 Mechanic Helper
215946 0 Millwright
216158 9 Oil/Tire Tech
217166 9 Oil/Tire Tech
216394 11 Painter
216837 10 Plumber helper
216377 13.5 Quality Control Technician
215581 0 Quality Lab Technician
215377 19 Sheet Metal Worker
214818 12 Shipping and Receiving
217169 10 Shipping clerk
217140 13.5 Shipping Clerk
217091 14 Shipping Receiving
213028 12 Machine Operator
213361 0 Tooling Technician
216211 12 Trackman
217162 10 Warehouse
216133 14 Warehouse / Driver
217176 9.75 Warehouse worker
217112 15 Welder
214502 20 Welder

Pay no attention to the Pay Rate! Most of these pay depending upon experience, have given us a PAY RANGE OR are direct-hire, yep, those CDL drivers gotta go – straight onto the company’s payroll! (More holiday humor for you! Hey, we try!) The point is, just get in here and don’t worry about they pay right now. Let us employ you before Christmas! See you soon!

Moving to the Shreveport-Bossier or Longview area?

Moving to the Shreveport-Bossier or Longview area? Take the advice of Eleanor! All the way from California! She didn’t have to go elsewhere upon her arrival. She chose the best first and is very happily employed now. Congratulations Eleanor! We appreciate YOU!


Manufacturing Machine Operators Needed!

Manufacturing Machine Operators Needed! If you’ve worked in a manufacturing facility, chances are WE NEED YOU! We currently have over six manufacturing clients in need of dedicated, hard workers looking for a career, not just a job! From Machine Operators and Welders to Tooling Technicians, Quality Labs Techs. Electricians and Production Workers, we’ve got the jobs..and then some! If you are unemployed and have any manufacturing experience, we want to visit with you. Stop by between 9-2, M-F (bring 2 Valid forms of IDs) and tell us “I WANT A MANUFACTURING JOB”! Feel free to add a please and thank you for good measure. We hope to see you shortly!

Hiring Seasonal Employees

Hiring Seasonal Employees can be tricky. Here is an article we wanted to share from our partners at APS Payroll…

‘Tis The Season for Seasonal Employees

With the holidays quickly approaching, many retail businesses may be scrambling to accommodate the hustle and bustle of frantic shoppers. In a report published by the National Retail Federation, research shows nearly 55% of consumers are planning to do their holiday shopping in physical shops and stores, with retail sales expected to be up between 4.3 and 4.8 percent from 2017. Most brick-and-motor stores combat the anticipated demand by hiring seasonal employees.

While the solution may seem quick and simple, the process by which HR managers and employers hire, train, and pay these temporary employees can sometimes be a bit challenging. Especially when other year-end tasks are preoccupying their workdays during the holiday season.

Seasonal Hiring Do’s and Don’ts

Due to the extremely busy time of year, seasonal hires may not receive the level of attention regular hires do. Cutting corners with new hire onboarding and training can result in under-performing, stressed employees- and disappointed employers. To avoid inefficiencies, employers should practice consistent hiring principles..

Do Hire Seasonal Employees Early

When it comes to hiring seasonal employees, it is essential to start the process as early as possible. Businesses should understand they are not alone in their search for seasonal staffing resources. CBS Money Watch forecasts 700,000 seasonal employees will be hired this 2018 holiday season. If your business has not already done so, now is the time to hire and utilize the additional manpower these temporary employees offer.

Do Use An Applicant Tracking System

Use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to promote your seasonal positions on multiple online job boards, as well as simplify the application process for both the applicant and your HR department. There’s no time to lose when recruiting seasonal help and using an ATS will help you hire seasonal workers quickly and efficiently.

Don’t Forget to Onboard

Once qualified candidates have been vetted and hired, set up a streamlined onboarding process. Provide seasonal hires and managers with an onboarding checklist that provides complete details around new hire forms and orientation. This sets a positive tone between your seasonal employees and managers, improving new hire management.

Moreover, a great onboarding process helps ensure every I-9, W-4, and state or company-specific new hire form is completed accurately, easing the burden of HR compliance.

Don’t Skimp on Training

While seasonal employees are meant to lend an extra hand, realize the services they provide will only be as good as their training. Expecting temporary employees to perform at a high level during high-volume seasons with little instruction will yield subpar results.

Temporary employees must be adequately trained in the company’s people, processes, and job duties. Furthermore, the training process implemented in the beginning can distinguish those employees who might prove to be beneficial team members on a permanent basis.

Classifying Seasonal Employees

Frequently asked questions regarding seasonal employees are not regularly answered; so, before hiring a supplemental workforce, let’s review some important aspects of part-time and temporary employees.

What is a Seasonal Employee?

According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a seasonal employee is one who works 120 days or fewer a year. While the days worked don’t need to be consecutive, the total time worked is typically up to six months during a specified season. Supplemental retail workforce during the holidays or short-term hires during football season are examples of most commonly hired seasonal employees.

Employees with 50 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees are required to report employer-shared healthcare information under the ACA. An FTE is an employee who works 30 or more hours a week. Businesses must constantly be aware of their seasonal employment to ensure they maintain their pre-existing size and structure to avoid compliance issues within the health care law. Click here for compliance updates on ACA reporting.

Seasonal Wages and Tax Withholdings

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), seasonal employees must be paid minimum wage. In some cases, state and federal minimum wages may differ. Just as with regular, full-time employees, employers must pay seasonal employees whichever wage is higher. (Louisiana: $7.25 (Federal Minimum Wage, no state minimum), Texas: $7.25)

Seasonal employees are also subject to the same tax withholding rules that apply to full-time employees. Seasonal employees will need to fill out a Form W-4 as employers will still withhold the federal income tax calculated using the personal and financial information provided on the form.

You’re All Set for the Holidays

There are many aspects businesses must be aware of when bringing in seasonal employees. The hiring and recruiting processes, expedited training and onboarding, as well as labor and tax compliance for this classification of workers are all vital aspects in the quickly spinning HR wheel. Start your holiday recruiting process feeling prepared with these seasonal Do’s and Don’ts.

Article compliments of, Nov 15, 2018

Sales sighting @ Camp Minden

Well, our dream team was at it again…going to where the applicants are and reminding them of why Jean Simpson Personnel is the best employment source in the area! Get um Cathy & Derek! Are YOU still holding out for that perfect job? Give us a call today!