Employing novel solutions

Businesses at the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport are getting a boost with a streamlined worker recruitment effort.

The AIRMALL is offering an online application for prospective employees that can be submitted to more than 100 shops, restaurants and services in the airport complex.

For those who prefer, the AIRMALL continues to offer paper applications as well.

“Having a universal application for the AIRMALL streamlines the recruiting process,” says Mark Knight, president, BAA Pittsburgh Inc., the firm that manages the AIRMALL. “Making it available online affords added conveniences for candidates, who can submit a single application in the comfort of their own home, day or night.”

Meanwhile, JobHouse, operator of the JobMobile, a roving employment and recruiting office, is expanding into outplacement services.

The firm, whose focus has been primarily in recruitment efforts for corporate clients, is placing its JobMobile at key locations to assist dislocated workers in their job searches. Leslie Bonner, president, says the expansion grew out of a similar smaller scale project that JobHouse executed for Allegheny County.

The company offered the service to laid-off US Airways employees in October.

Clients can choose services ranging from basic resume writing and interview training to stress reduction with massage therapy and appearance makeovers. How to reach: JobHouse, www.thejobhouse.com; The AIRMALL, www.airmall.com. Paper applications available by calling 1800-ITS-FAIR.


Ray Marano