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9 posts from February 2011


Six Flags Hurricane Harbor holding March 5-6 job fairs to fill 350 summer slots

LIFEGUARDS 6 Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is holding a couple of job fairs March 5-6 to fill more than 350 jobs for the summer at the Arlington water park.

The fairs are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday March 5, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday March 6, both at the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Harbor Center, 1800 E. Lamar Blvd.

Jobs include lifeguard, ride attendant, guest services, retail, security, food, and park services.

Hurricane Harbor is promoting the posts both as potential first jobs, and opportunities for extra income.

Benefits include free admission for family and friends, private employee events, flexible hours, “great pay and more,” Hurricane Harbor says.

Applicants should apply online at www.sixflagsjobs.com before coming to interview at the job fairs. Info: Six Flags HR, 817-265-3356, x. 4820.

Hurricane Harbor will open for the season May 16.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


Hawaiian Falls waterparks holding March job fairs to hire summer help

Hawaiian Falls Slide Complex Hawaiian Falls waterparks in Mansfield, Roanoke, The Colony, and Garland will hold job fairs in March to hire people for the summer season.

The parks are hiring lifeguards, supervisors, ride attendants, cashiers, ticket takers, cooks, housekeeping and maintenance workers.

The “waterparks seek youth 15 years and older, plus college students and adults for supervisory positions,” Hawaiian Falls says in a release.

Click here for an application.

The fair schedule:

  • The Colony. 4:30 p.m. –  8 p.m. Thursday, March 3. Griffin Middle School, 5105 North Colony Boulevard, The Colony. Also: 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Griffin Middle School.
  • Mansfield. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 5, Crossroads Church, 6450 Texas 360, Mansfield. Also 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., Monday, March 7, Crossroads Church.

Roanoke. 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, Roanoke Recreation Center, 501 Roanoke Road, Roanoke. Also 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Roanoke Recreation Center.

Garland. 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, Firewheel Church, 1600 W. Campbell, Garland, one block north of Hwy 190 at Campbell. Also 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, March 12, Firewheel Church.

Candidates can apply and interview the same day at the fairs. The parks will open for the season Memorial Day Weekend. Info at www.hfalls.com.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


USAA launches hiring at soon-to-open Addison center

USAA has launched the planned hiring of 200 financial advisers at a new center in Addison.

The San Antonio firm made offers to the first group of 15 advisers three weeks ago and expects to begin training them March 14, said Kevin Beall, a USAA executive director and leader of the Financial Advice Contact Center at Addison, which will open March 14.

USAA wants to hire 80 advisers this year for the center and a total 200 by the end of 2012, Beall said.

The firm is looking for people who already have experience in financial advice – investment and retirement plannng, life insurance – and have the requisite licenses, such as the Series 7 securities license, and designations such as certified financial planner.

Compensation is non-commissioned, Beall said. The Addison Center will have a small retail operation for walk-in business, but advisers will largely work with clients over the phone, he said.

USAA expects significant growth in the next few years and wanted to be in the North Texas area, in part because of the labor pool, Beall said.

"We’ve come across a lot of great individuals," Beall said. "We’re seeing a lot of advisers with 10-, 15, 20 years of experience. We’ve seen people with the minimal experience of two years. We’re seeing a lot of great candidates who aren’t working, some retired and looking to get back into the workforce, and competitors looking for additional growth opportunties."

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


Legoland Discovery Center holding job fair Monday and Tuesday

Lego The soon-to-open Legoland Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth in Grapevine still has job openings, and it’s having a job fair Monday and Tuesday.

The fair sessions are Monday and Tuesday Feb. 21-22 at the Grapevine Concourse, 3800 Fairway Drive, Grapevine, next to the Grapevine Golf Course.

Session times are 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. both days.

“Applicants simply come to the start of any the sessions and bring their resume with them,” Legoland says.

The Discovery Center is hiring for middle managers (admissions manager, guest experience manager, and duty manager), technical staff, finance and bookkeeping, and frontline people in admissions, café, and guest relations (or, as Legoland refers to them, “model citizens.”)

Minimum age to apply is 16. The Discovery Center opens March 30.

For more info on job openings, visit the Legoland Discovery Center jobs site.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram



Top calls of day to CPA Tax Hotline: Where do we get forms? 50 minutes left!

Top calls of the day to the Star-Telegram CPA Tax Hotline: Where do we get paper forms?

The IRS didn't mail out this year, post offices don't have them, and these older callers don't want to go to irs.gov. CPAs -- the hotline is co-sponsored by the Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs -- are telling callers that libraries aren't repositories of the forms, but they can print them out.

Hotline closes at 4 p.m. today. 817-390-7333 English, 817-390-7336 Spanish.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter. Star-Telegram

Two hours left in Star-Telegram CPA Tax Hotline

English language line is 817-390-7808. Spanish is 817-390-7336. It's free, you speak directly to a CPA, you get to ask all the questions you want. Phones open through 4 p.m. today!

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

FREE Star-Telegram CPA Tax Hotline noon-4 p.m. today!

The Star-Telegram's annual CPA Tax Hotline is noon-4 p.m. today.

It's FREE, and you can ask all the questions you like.

Phones: 817-390-7333 English, 817-390-7336 Spanish.

Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


Downtown Fort Worth getting gourmet grocery store: Oliver's of Mansfield

Downtown Fort Worth is getting a gourmet grocery store, Oliver's of Mansfield, which will open in the Sanger Building at Sundance Square.

Here's Sandy Baker's story at star-telegram.com.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


Free Star-Telegram CPA Tax Hotline Sunday afternoon

The Star-Telegram and Fort Worth Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs are running our annual CPA Tax Hotline, noon-4 p.m. this Sunday Feb. 13.

It's FREE. Call, you'll speak directly with a CPA, and you can ask all the questions you like.

Spanish-speaking CPAs also will be available. Call 817-390-7333 for English and 817-390-7336 for Spanish.

Some questions you may have:

*  Will taxpayers' filing schedules be affected by IRS updates to forms and computer programs to account for late 2010 tax law changes?

* What individual tax breaks and Bush-era tax cuts were extended by Congress' 2010 Tax Relief Act?

* What are the tax consequences of debt cancellation or forgiveness in 2010?

* When can someone living in your home qualify as a dependent?

* Do you have to file a tax return?

* Are you entitled to any tax benefits if you have a relative in th armed forces?

* Are your Social Security earnings maxed out?

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram


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