We’re Open Remotely And Ready To Help!

March 31st, 2020

It’s a challenging time for many of us. All ABR Offices are open remotely (call, email or text us for service Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and extending our assistance in any way we can.

For companies that need a hiring helping hand, we are here for you. For those of you that have been laid off, or expect it is coming, we are happy to assist. ABR Employment Services specializes in hiring and recruiting for:

Professional Office Support

  • Administrative
  • Accounting
  • Call Center
  • Customer Service

Manufacturing

  • Assembly Line
  • Packaging
  • Manufacturing
  • Machine Operators
  • Warehouse
  • Janitorial

Skilled Industrial Staffing

  • CNC Operation
  • Welding
  • Forklift Operation
  • Maintenance
  • Supervision
  • Skilled Assembly
  • Logistics
  • Scientific/Laboratory

Professional Staffing

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Plant Production Management
  • Product Development
  • Food Science
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food Safety
  • Human Resources
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Purchasing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Banking
  • Restaurant Management

Connect with any ABR branch location by phone, email or text message.

Our country will get through this, and ABR will do our very best to support you!

Free Job Search Webinars ABR JobConnect

March 30th, 2020

It’s a challenging time for many of us. For those of you that have been laid off, or expect it is coming, ABR would like to share our free job search resource with you, ABR JobConnect.

ABR JobConnect offers free weekly webinars on job hunting. A live question and answer period is held at the end of each webinar. Our hope is to offer instant guidance to solve job search problems you may be facing.

Our April line-up includes:

What It Takes To Be Memorable


Date: Wednesday, April 1st

Time:
 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)

Description:
 In this competitive job market, there will be competition for any job opportunity. How can you stand out and be memorable in both your written and verbal communications with prospective employers? During this session, you will learn how to be memorable in the following seven areas:

  • Cover letters
  • Resume or CV
  • Telephone Conversations
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Interviews
  • Follow

When you begin to implement ideas shared, you will stand out and be memorable!

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Answer The Question “Tell Me About Yourself” Like a Pro


Date: Thursday, April 9th

Time: 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST, 11:00 am MST, 12:00 pm CST)

Description:
 Most interviews start with the question “Tell me about yourself”, but too often the answer given eliminates the job seeker from consideration. This is the first impression you will give to the interviewer and need to practice your response. You need to become comfortable and confident in your answer. During this session, we will address the three following topics:

  1. What employers look for in your answer
  2. How to effectively format your response
  3. Great follow up responses

After participating in this session, you will welcome vs. regret being asked this question!

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Informational Interviews Can Lead to Job Offers


Date: Tuesday, April 14th

Time:
 2:00 pm EST (11:00 am PST, 12:00 pm MST, 1:00 pm CST)

Description:
 Your job as a job seeker is to schedule as many interviews as possible. I often compare a job search to “dating.” If you don’t date, you won’t get married. If you don’t schedule interviews, you won’t get a job offer. If you’ve not been successful scheduling job interviews, it’s wise to schedule informational interviews which can lead to job offers if conducting properly. During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • What could be sabotaging your job search efforts
  • The who, what, when, where and why of informational interviews
  • Why information interviews can differentiate you from your competition

Set a goal today, to schedule at least one informational interview every week, and watch the momentum that builds in your job search!

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Is your Self Talk Helping Or Hurting Your Job Search?


Date: Thursday, April 23rd

Time: 3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST)

Description: We all talk to ourselves and that’s okay; but what are you saying? Too often our self-talk is more prevalent when we don’t like what we’ve just said or done! The reality is whether you think you CAN do something or think you CAN’T – you’re 100% right! That’s why your self-talk will either help or hinder your job search, the choice is yours! During this session, we will discuss the following four areas:

  1. Your self-esteem cycle
  2. A self-talk assessment
  3. Self-esteem evaluation
  4. How to improve your self-talk and your RESULTS!

Bottom line: When you talk to yourself – say NICE things. This session will help you improve the results you will enjoy in your job search.

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Tired of Being Ignored?


Date: Wednesday, April 29th

Time: 10:30 pm EST (7:30 am PST, 8:30 am MST, 9:30 am CST)

Description: Have you ever felt invisible to hiring authorities and recruiters? Do you feel like your resume or CV ends up in a deep black hole? Are you frustrated when nothing you do is setting you apart from other job seekers? This session will cover the following topics:

  • Get noticed by hiring authorities and recruiters
  • Steps to get your resume or CV noticed
  • Brand yourself and differentiate from your competition

Register Now

COVID-19: Information for ABR Employees & Clients

March 18th, 2020

ABR Is Open; Office Visits by Appointment Only

The COVID-19 Cornonavirus continues to change how we live and work. And, the health and safety of our ABR internal staff, our employees on-assignment at the companies we serve is our primary concern.

Written communication has been sent to our internal staff and employees on assignment about how to take care of themselves, protect others, and to monitor the latest developments. Written communication has also been sent to our current clients regarding our company efforts with respect to COVID-19.

Because the number of confirmed cases in the areas we serve is low, all ABR branch locations and our corporate office remain open for business. All ten ABR branch locations employ 10 or fewer staff. Social distancing and CDC hygiene protocol are being practiced. Branch locations contain private offices for each employee.

However, until further notice, any necessary in-person contact with branch office employees will be by appointment only. Please call your local ABR office first. Social distancing of 6 feet or more must be followed. 

Use Phone, Text Message or Email for Communication

Since most of the service we provide can be done over the phone, text message or email, we encourage you to use those means of communication.

Although there only a small number of reported cases of COVID-19 in the geographic areas we serve, we know this could change overnight. Should the need arise, we have a contingency plan for ABR staff to work remotely, to continue serving our clients, our  employees on assignment and prospective employees.

As we have done for nearly 35 years, we will do our very best to continue providing the very best talent to our client companies. More than ever, it is critical that we do all we can to support the service and production needs of our client companies and continue to employ people throughout this health crisis.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Resources

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Stay home when they are sick
  • Cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • Not wear a face mask unless they show symptoms of respiratory illness, including COVID-19
  • Wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing (if soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol)

To learn more about COVID-19 and keep up with the latest developments, see the About Coronavirus Disease 2019 and CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions and Answers web pages. For information about hand-washing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.