Hiring Season in Baldwin County

Hiring Season in Baldwin County

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"I was looking for work all winter long." Shannon Roberts isn't looking any longer. "I heard there might be an opening here, came in and they gave me a shot," she says. "Here I am."

Right now finding a job in South Baldwin County is almost as easy as walking in and filling out an application.

"This time of year everybody is hiring," says Tacky Jack's manager Bobby Mills. "Everybody goes through the same thing. You've got a lot of new restaurants opening and the work pool that we pull from is not large."

Folks around here call the next six weeks "hiring season" because businesses will be going from a minimal staff that got them through the winter to a full staff that will hopefully handle the summer tourist season.

"All positions, front end, all the perishable departments, overnight stocking, we're looking for that as well." Christopher Acosta has the last word on who is hired at any of the new Rouses grocery stores. "We're beefing up to say the least. We're accepting applications, taking walk-in interviews on the spot."

Judging from signs around town just about everybody else is too. "People are hiring everywhere," says Roberts. "We have spring break coming and the summer coming and if you work hard hopefully they keep you on through the winter months."

This is a season not about change but about making dollars and cents.

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