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Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 4:31 PM CDT|Updated: 18 hours ago
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Many people have lost their jobs with the economy shut down amid the COVID19 pandemic, but some employers are still looking for workers. KWTX is showcasing some of the jobs available in Central Texas

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Who’s hiring 09.24.20

Walmart is hiring 20,000 seasonal workers ahead of the holidays.

Those workers will help pack and ship online orders at fulfillment centers, but in store jobs around Central Texas are listed on the mega-retailer’s website as well.

There is a return center located in Waco.

Since march Walmart has hired more than half a million employees across the U.S.

If you’ve been to a Starbucks in Central Texas lately you’ve probably noticed hiring signs.

There are openings all across Central Texas right now for baristas and shift managers.

We found openings posted at the locations in Belton, Corsicana, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Hillsboro, Killen, Temple and Waco.

And Best Buy is hiring thousands of people for the holidays.

There are hiring fairs at all stores from noon until 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 25-26 and October 3-4.

Seasonal positions are open in several areas including sales, customer service, merchandising and others.

You can do your interview the same day and possibly get a job offer on the spot.

Best Buy offers a minimum of $15 per hour.

Who’s hiring 09.17.20

Temple College has about 50 positions posted at its locations in Temple, Taylor, and Hutto.

You’ll find opportunities for every skill level, from faculty positions to payroll management to information technology and even custodial services.

As long as you have a high school diploma or GED and aren’t too shy you could even be a live drawing model for an art class.

That pays $20.00 an hour.

The City of Killeen is hiring as well.

Killeen has openings for an airport service worker, a scale attendant and manager at the transfer station, and a service worker in the mowing and drainage division.

The city also has openings for officers periodically.

If you like working with people and you’re looking for seasonal work, World Market in Waco wants to hear from you.

The store sells home furnishings, gifts, holiday decorations, wine and food and currently managers need seasonal stock associates.

They’ll help customers, unload merchandise from trucks, stock merchandise, and handle cashier duties.

Who’s hiring 09.10.20

If you’re looking for a job mark your calendars for next Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Amazon is holding a career day.

The online mega-retailer recently announced it’s hiring 30,000 new workers for corporate and tech roles in Texas and other states.

But the career day includes career coaching sessions for anyone looking for work, not just those trying to get hired at Amazon.

In addition, Amazon is hiring 3,500 employees to work at brick-and-mortar fulfillment centers across the nation.

Michaels is gearing up for busy holiday season and plans to hire more than 16,000 seasonal employees at stores and distribution centers across the U.S. and Canada.

And UPS is doing some holiday hiring too about 100,000 people for seasonal jobs as deliveries increase.

But with people so reliant on deliveries amid the pandemic, UPS says a large number of those workers will likely move into permanent roles, even after the holidays.

Who’s hiring 09.03.20

Wendy’s wants to hire qualified workers at some locations across Central Texas.

We checked multiple location in Bellmead, Hewitt, Killeen, Temple, and Waco and saw an array of opportunities available.

Posted positions include general manager, assistant general manager, shift manager, and team member.

And there’s a great need these days for in-home caregivers for the elderly and disabled across Central Texas.

Kindred At Home has several opportunities listed.

Some require experience and others ask for a high school diploma or equivalent.

Locations for work include Mexia, Hillsboro, Hubbard, Groesbeck, Waco and Whitney.

Spanish language skills are required for the Waco position.

And Coleman American Moving has openings for drivers of different skill levels.

The full service company needs workers to load, transport, and unload household items.

Some positions require a commercial drivers license for local and over the road jobs.

And others for light truck or delivery services do not.

Who’s hiring 08.27.20

CVS wants to hire qualified workers at some locations in Central Texas.

The pharmacy and retail store has several openings at its 5th Street location in Waco and the Woodway store for those with multiple levels of experience.

Positions include pharmacy tech, shift supervisor management trainee, cashier and retail store associate.

There are also openings for full and part-time, temporary pharmacists.

The Temple Housing Authority needs to fill positions that have recently been posted.

Those include apartment maintenance worker, complex manager, maintenance laborer, and housing inspector.

ABM Industries incorporated in Killeen is one branch in a large corporation that helps facilities managers with everything from lighting, to janitorial service, to landscaping, to parking.

Those facilities can include schools, hospitals, plants, airports, and more.

Right now ABM has openings for account managers, assistant account managers, and administrative assistants.

Who’s hiring 08.20.20

Domino’s Pizza plans to hire more than 20,000 workers this year as the nation’s largest pizza chain staffs up amid rising sales.

Here in Central Texas there are openings for assistant managers, delivery drivers, customer service reps, and a general manager.

Home Depot has a multitude of openings at locations in Bellmead, Killeen, Temple and Waco.

Available jobs include asset protection, cashier, customer service, department supervisor, delivery driver, freight receiving, merchandising, and support.

L3Harris is looking to hire people for its aircraft facility in Waco.

There are openings for aircraft mechanical installers and electrical installers.

The company also needs flightline aircraft maintenance fabricators and assemblers.

Who’s hiring 08.13.20

The Waco Police Department is looking for men and women to join the department as officers.

There are numerous benefits including degree/certification pay and substantial retirement benefits.

The department has opportunities in criminal investigations, the traffic unit, special crimes, community outreach and more.

In-N-Out Burger is taking applications for store associates and custodial associates at its Killeen and Waco locations.

Full-time workers are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and other insurance benefits.

And managers all began associates and worked their way up with training and development.

Employees also get a free burger every day they work.

McLane Company in Temple which supplies, distributes, and delivers goods to retailers has multiple positions open in its warehouse and beyond.

The business needs forklift operators, and warehouse checker/loaders, warehouse receivers, warehouse selectors, and a warehouse damage/returns processor.

McLane also needs a truck driver trainee and a sanitation teammate.

Who’s hiring 08.06.20

McDonald’s is making a huge push to hire veterans.

Many people may only be familiar with jobs like taking orders and making food, but that's barely scratching the surface.

There are shift manager positions morning, noon and night as well as store manager and regional manager positions.

You can also work at the corporate level or even become a store owner/operator.

Army veteran bill cross who now owns several McDonald’s locations around the Austin area has several veterans working for him, many of them in management positions.

Cross says the skills taught in the military make veterans prime candidates for these jobs.

Cross says those skills include dependability, accountability, and good decision making skills making them great leaders.

There are several management positions currently available at locations across Central Texas.

Who’s hiring 07.30.20

One retailer has positions available across Central Texas and if you have management experience one local company has several opportunities for you.

Big Lots has job openings across Central Texas.

At the Waco location there's an opening for a service lead who will serve as the primary manager on duty when present.

And at the Waco, Killeen and Temple locations you'll see store associate/stocker positions.

There are full time, and temporary part time opportunities available.

For all positions, you’ll need a high school diploma, GED or equivalent work experience and you must be at least 18 years of age. Apply online.

Who’s hiring 07.16.20

One of the most recognizable names in fast food has a multitude of managerial openings available across Central Texas. And a locally-owned restaurant offers an extensive benefits package.

McDonald’s locations across Central Texas have openings for general managers, assistant managers, shift managers, maintenance positions, and crew member opportunities.

That goes for locations in Belton, Killeen, Temple, Lacey Lakeview and Waco.

Bubba’s 33 Restaurant and Sports Bar in Waco has several openings including host or hostess, server, and server assistant.

Bubba's pays its employees weekly and offers benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and disability.

And BancorpSouth has openings at two locations in Bell County.

There's a teller position at the branch in Harker Heights.

And you’ll find teller and personal banker openings are also posted at the location in Temple.

Who’s hiring 07.09.20

Nightlight Donuts is one of the newest additions to the a new restaurant and retail development at Highway 84 and Highway 6 in Woodway.

Right now the donut and coffee shop has full and part time openings for "donut heroes" to make donuts and serve customers.

It’s expected to open in September.

Disabled American Veterans and Recruitmilitary are teaming up for a Fort hood Virtual Career Fair next Thursday, July 16.

It's happening from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and its free to veterans, their spouses, active duty military, and reservists.

And Monday and Tuesday, July 13 and 14, the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is holding a job fair for a multitude of positions including nurses, occupational and physical therapists, maintenance workers, supply techs and food service workers among others.

You'll have to send an application packet.

That will include a resume specifying the job you want, DD 214 if you're a veteran applicant, and a VA disability letter if applicable.

Send those to ctxvirtualjobfair@va.gov between 8 a.m. on July 13 and 4:30 p.m. on July 14.

Who’s hiring 07.02.20

The City of Waco has a multitude of job openings posted on its website including positions at the Cameron Park Zoo, water treatment plant, and landfill.

There are also records positions open with the Waco Police Department and 911 telecommunicator openings.

CGI Federal Inc. is an independent technology and business services firm with openings in Belton.

Those positions include sales analyst proofreader, IT support technician, and a sales manager.

And one of the biggest names in pest control recently posted openings in Killeen.

Orkin needs a residential inspector to help people find solutions to pest issues with their homes.

There's also an opening for a termite technician.

The positions offer competitive pay and benefits, and at least a high school diploma or GED are required.

Who’s hiring 06.25.20

From healthcare to manufacturing to science, several new jobs have opened up in Central Texas this week.

SpaceX in McGregor has another round of job openings.

Those include welder, material planner, buyer, lead data & control systems engineer, cook, food services specialist and temporary technical recruiter.

Clayton Homes in Waco needs two home building team members.

Clayton says production teams are responsible for making sure all homes meet sales orders, prints, specifications, and building codes.

The business also need a customer care coordinator

Accentcare Inc., Texas Home Health in Temple has several openings too.

There are two registered nurse positions available, as well as a psych nurse, licensed vocational nurse, and physical therapist.

Who’s hiring 06.18.20

If you're looking for part time work and want to make a difference in the lives of children, there are several opportunities available in Central Texas.

Bubba’s 33 restaurant and sports bar in Waco has several openings including host or hostess, server, and server assistant.

Bubba's pays its employees weekly and offers benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, paid vacation and disability.

Mathnasium Killeen is a math only learning center with several openings for part-time instructors.

Tutors will work with kids from second through 12th grades.

Mathnasium is looking for candidates with an aptitude for math and a passion for helping kids understand.

And the Temple Housing Authority has openings including a resident services coordinator who will conduct social and educational activities for residents.

A minimum two year degree and two years of experience are required.

Other available positions include maintenance mechanic and maintenance aide.

Who’s hiring 06.11.20

Time to make the donuts: one popular restaurant is hiring thousands of positions across the country including locations in Central Texas.

Dunkin’ franchise operators will be adding 25,000 jobs as restaurants start to reopen in the U.S.

It says its franchisees are looking to fill a range of positions, including management roles.

Dunkin' is also partnering with Southern New Hampshire University on an online education program for franchise employees.

Applications are being accepted at locations across Central Texas

The Waco Salvation Army has multiple positions posted including grants manager, HR manager, receptionist, employment placement specialist, kitchen assistant, cook, and women’s shelter monitor.

Those jobs have all been posted in the past two weeks.

And First National Bank Texas in Killeen also has an array of openings including service center specialist, mortgage compliance officer, and senior loan officer just to name a few.

We’ve made it easy for you to find out more about these jobs and many others around Central Texas.

Who’s hiring 06.04.20

Among the jobs available this week are several medical positions.

The Waco Chamber of Commerce held a Zoom meeting Wednesday with local employers including United Healthcare, Behlen Manufacturing, and Total Placement.

Specifically, there are human resources positions, an accounting assistant job, welders and fabricators, production and warehouse, sales, and clerical jobs

Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries also provided some resources that are available to the community.

The meetings are held each week and you can check the chamber's website for information.

Kindred Hospice Services has openings all across Central Texas, in Belton, Gatesville, Killeen, Moody, Temple, Waco.

There are openings for a caregiver, staffing coordinator, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and receptionist

And Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville is hiring certified nurses aides, a registered nurse, a licensed vocational nurse, and a cook.

Who’s Hiring 05.28.20

The Waco Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Series teleconference Wednesday focused in a multitude of jobs in manufacturing, retail and entertainment.

Some of the businesses hiring include Diversified Product Development, DuBois Furniture, Hobbs Bonded Fibers, Jack of All Trades and Stumpy’s Hatchet House.

And among the jobs are quality technician, regional field manager, general laborers, clerical, claims manager, CDL drivers, construction, and throwing coach.

And we told you we'd be on the lookout for contract tracer jobs.

Now several have popped up in Killeen with Teksystems, Inc.

There are openings for contact tracer, contact tracing case investigator, and contact tracing epidemiology lead.

You must at least have a high school diploma and complete trace system, HIPPA, and cybersecurity training.

And Universal Health Services of Delaware has several openings in Temple.

In particular they're hiring for health services managers.

Those include director of business development, clinical services and plant operations among others.

Who’s Hiring 05.21.20

The Killeen Police Department has several positions opening up as of May 31.

Pay starts at more than $48,000 a year and employees are eligible for vacation, holiday and sick pay.

There are also college degree pay incentives and veterans are eligible for government education benefits.

Illinois-based Pactiv Corporation manufactures food and beverage packaging solutions and employees 14,000 people around the world.

Now it needs to fill some openings at its facility in Temple.

That includes a human resources manager, maintenance associate, and operator associates.

And Goodall-Witcher Healthcare operates clinics, a hospital and a nursing facility and more.

It has several openings in Clifton including nurses' aides, RN, LVN, medical assistant, registration clerk, respiratory therapist, and sleep lab and surgical techs.

Who’s Hiring 05.14.20

There are a multitude of delivery positions open around Central Texas for restaurants and retailers.

That includes drivers for local FedEx delivery contractors and there are warehouse package handler positions in Hewitt.

The package handler jobs are hourly positions eligible for benefits including medical, dental, parental leave, and tuition among others.

You must be 18 to apply.

The Waco Chamber of Commerce held a Zoom meeting Wednesday with local employers including L3Harris, Mission Waco, Sic’em Delivery and Sonoco.

Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries also provided some resources that are available to the community.

The meetings are held each week and you can check the chamber's website for information.

And keep an eye out for these jobs on the horizon.

Johns Hopkins estimates the US will need at least 100,000 contact tracers to safely reopen.

The university launched a free online course for people looking to fill those positions.

Contact tracers track down anyone who might have been infected by a person who was recently diagnosed with COVID19 so they can quarantine themselves and prevent further spread.

Pablo's on the River in Belton is also hiring servers and can be reached at (254) 870-0005.

And Royal Love Beauty Spa in Temple has a chair space rental available for a hair stylist, and the first month is free. The phone number is (254) 613-4362.

Who’s Hiring 05.07.20

GC Financial Corp has a call center in Killeen with several openings just posted in recent days.

GC does work with bill and account collecting.

There are customer service and account representative jobs open with additional pay for bilingual positions

SpaceX in McGregor has nearly two dozen jobs posted and you don’t necessarily have to be an engineer to work there.

.There are openings for a cook and food service specialist to feed personnel on site.

You'll also see openings from welders and testing technicians in addition to numerous engineering openings.

And Home Depot has dozens of openings all across Central Texas in freight receiving, customer service and for lot associates.

Jobs are available in stores across the area.

And Temple announced Shawn Reynolds as the city's new police chief.

But Temple PD is also hiring officers.

Testing dates will be announced soon.

Who’s Hiring 04.30.20

In this edition of Who's Hiring there are several openings for first responders, pharmacy workers, and loan officers as the economy works to turn around.

CVS has openings posted on the Work in Texas employment website for positions including pharmacy tech, retail store associate, and shift supervisor management trainee among others.

Openings are still posted in Belton, Killeen, Mexia, Temple, Waco and Woodway.

And there are multiple EMT openings in Cameron in Milam County.

American Medical Response has full- and part-time openings.

These positions have been posted in the past few days.

And First National Bank Texas has multiple openings across Central Texas.

There are several loan originator and loan assistant positions primarily in Bell County.

They're located in Harker Heights, Killeen and Temple.

Who’s Hiring 04.23.20

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas is posting new jobs every day for people looking for work-amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

But there a several other valuable resources at the website.

That includes information on child care.

The state offers financial assistance for some families with children under the age of thirteen which would allow parents to work, go to school, or get career training.

You will also find answers to questions about how the pandemic has impacted child care services.

And there's information about education, training, and available jobs in the area.

Hundreds of jobs are being posted every day at the Work In Texas website.

One employer with a multitude of positions right now is Central Texas College in Killeen.

Listings are posted for various instructor positions, engineers, office aide and more.

And Whataburger is cutting jobs on the corporate level but adding jobs at restaurants including managers and team members.

There are opportunities across Central Texas with many of them located in Waco and Temple.

Restaurant managers can earn up to $60,000 depending on the location.

Who’s Hiring 04.16.20

Waco ISD’s virtual job fair for teachers is coming up Wednesday, April 22 from 3 pm until 6 pm. And these positions are for the 2020 - 2021 school year. You can register online and after you do instructions on joining the virtual fair will be sent to you. The district also has other openings posted from custodian, to security officer to cafeteria worker.

Killeen ISD also has openings for teachers, substitutes, aides, secretaries, school nutrition workers, custodians, bus drivers, and multiple other positions. You can apply for all of those jobs online. Killeen ISD even offers tips on how to prepare for a digital interview as we continue to practice social distancing and virtual exchanges become more common.

And Midway ISD has a multitude of teaching openings along with those in child nutrition, custodial services and more. Across the board, many positions are for the next school year but start dates vary depending on the district and position.

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