Apartment Make Ready Tech (Houston, TX)

Hire Priority Staffing

Houston’s leader in apartment industry staffing, is currently seeking qualified candidates for our maintenance team. Please read the following requirements before applying!

Apartment Make Ready Job Description : In the Make Ready role you will ensure that all vacated apartments are thoroughly restored to “make ready” status in a timely manner. Additional duties include maintaining the grounds the property in order to enhance and maintain its curb appeal. You will be in charge of cleaning common, amenity and ground areas on a daily basis. Other responsibilities include watering, raking and overall upkeep of our landscaping, sweeping and shoveling as weather circumstances change.

Benefits of a Make Ready:

Work with a fun-natured, high energy property!
Tremendous opportunities for advancement from within!
Hourly pay up to $13/hr DOE, plus benefits and great commissions!

Requirements for Make Ready:

* Must have previous apartment industry experience!*
Must be able to lift 50lbs or more*
Must have own Transportation!
Provide excellent customer service to residents
We can always use someone with:

Hvac Experience
Rehab Experience
Bilingual in Spanish
like new

Posted in Featured Jobs |

Apartment Leasing Consultant (Austin, TX)

Hire Priority Staffing , Austin’s leader in apartment industry staffing, is currently seeking a professional and talented Apartment Leasing Consultant to become part of a great team!

A high energy property is seeking an exceptional leasing consultant who is not afraid of working and managing multiple properties. If you are motivated, hardworking, capable of closing deals, and love to work with amazing people everyday, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

Benefits of a Leasing Consultant:

Working with a fun-natured, high energy property!
Tremendous opportunities for advancement from within
Hourly DOE plus benefits and commissions!
Apartment Leasing Position Summary:

Engaging with prospective residents by showing units and amenities
Generating leads and following up with propects daily
Preparing lease agreements
Providing excellent customer service to residents and future residents
Executing marketing strategies to increase traffic to the property.
Requirements for Leasing Consultant:

Must have apartment industry experience of at least 1 year.
Strong customer service skills, professionalism & self-confidence are a MUST.
Proficient in apartment industry software such as Bluemoon.
Ability to work weekends
Immediate availability helpful
Location: South Austin

Please be available for immediate interview!

Must provide identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S, and complete an application and interview process.
like new

Posted in Uncategorized |

Maintenance Technician (Austin, TX)

Maintenance Technician– Start Immediately!

Looking for a new opportunity in your career as a maintenance professional? Join a company that is a leader in the Apartment Maintenance Staffing! Hire Priority Staffing is currently seeking a qualified and hardworking EPA Apartment Maintenance Technician for a recognized property in Austin!

Responsibilities for an Apartment Maintenance:

-Repair and maintain all apartment unit appliances, and HVAC units.
-Run work orders.
-Have knowledge in basic plumbing, basic electric, painting, drywall, landscape, etc.

Requirements:

-Minimum on-site apartment industry experience of 1 year.
-Complete an application and interview process.
– Must work on-call every other week/weekend.

*Please be available to interview immediately*

Compensation: Hourly up to $16 +great benefits! DOE
Location: Austin

MUST:
– Provide one form of identification, and proof of eligibility to work in the US.
– Be able to start immediately!
like new

Posted in Featured Jobs |

Five South Texas Day Trips and Road Trips to take in August

Summer, summer, summer tiiiiime! Our favorite season is finally here and you can be sure Texas is one of the best places to be. Many of you will be second guessing that statement because of 100-degree weather, but just think of all the AWESOME things the Lonestar State has to offer!

Road trips are one of the best things to do during the summer months and Texas is in no short supply. Below we have gathered up 5 fantastic road trips and day trips you can take this summer – or any time at all!

1. Texas BBQ and Ice Cream Road Trip (4 Hours)

BBQ and Ice cream Roadtrip

Is BBQ and ice cream worth driving four hours for? We think so. This road trip will take you to the best BBQ joints in the great state of Texas including Kreuz Market, Franklin BBQ, Blacks, Luling, and Salt Lick. Then you can top off all that hot, smokey brisket with some cool Blue Bell Ice Cream in it’s home of Brenham, Texas. All of these places reside in small towns that you can stop and shop along the way. Just make sure to take driving shifts because you will probably want a small nap after each visit.

2. Lighthouse Road Trip (7 Hours)

Lighthouse roadtrip

When you think of lighthouse you usually think of places like Cape Cod and Maine. However, Texas also boasts an impressive coastline with some beautiful photo-worthy lighthouses for you to enjoy. Visit coastal communities like Port Arthur and Matagoda to see their beautiful lighthouses!

3. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Day Trip (4 hours from Houston)

Wildlife refuge Texas

If you are looking to get back to nature this summer we have just what you are looking for! This wildlife refuge is full of untouched landscape that hosts a variety of wildlife. You can hike, hunt, fish, and cycle through this beautiful preserve. Then you can easily leave this area and proceed to out next day trip destination below!

4. Corpus Christi  Day Trip (4 hours from Houston)

Texas State Aquarium

Corpus Christi is home to the Texas State Aquarium and The Art Museum of South Texas, which makes it an ideal day trip destination. Not to mention it’s on the coast so you can spend one day seeing the attractions and another day chilling sea-side!

5. Haunted South Texas Road Trip (7 hours)

If the summer is making you want to get chills you may want to embark on a little south Texas-style ghost adventure. Make sure to pack your digital and disposable film cameras to try to catch a ghost at one of these haunted destinations. Below are the spooky spots you will visit with a little explanation of why they made the list!

 

* Haunted Train Tracks in San Antonio: It is said that in the 1930’s there was a horrible accident that involved a train and a bus full of school children. The legend goes if you park your car on the tracks the ghost children will push your car to safety. Tiny handprints have been reported to be seen on the trunks of the pushed cars.

 

* The Tremont House in Galveston: Originally opened in 1872, this third version of the hotel opened in the 1980’s but carried over some of the original “guests” of the previous structure. Reports of a Civil War era soldier exists along with a few other ghostly apparitions.

 

* USS Lexington in Corpus Christi: Over the years, there have been lots of reported strange encounters aboard the USS Lexington Museum. Some people believe the aircraft carrier, that served during World War 2, is haunted with over hundreds of sightings of unexplained events.

 

* Presidio La Bahía in Goliad: Originally founded in 1721, The Presidio was the site of several conflicts over the course of the War for Mexican Independence and boasts many accounts of hauntings from the 342 Texans that were executed by Santa Anna. You can even stay at the old fort for about $200!

So there you have it, five road trips and day trips to get you out and about this summer in Texas! Have fun exploring!

 

Posted in Uncategorized |

5 Ways the Trump Administration Will Impact Hiring in America

5 Ways the Trump Administration May Affect Hiring in 2017

Photo: Trump Administration

President Trump has held office now for half a year and he has impacted America in many ways, including our workforce trends.

So far the POTUS has pushed Congress for $200 billion for infrastructure spending over the next 10 years along with the Expanding Apprenticeships in America act which aims to fix the skilled labor gap America currently suffers from. President Trump ran on a platform that promised his voters jobs and below we have mapped out 5 Ways the Trump Administration Will Affect Hiring in America.

1. E-Verify

E-Verify is an employment eligibility verification system that is currently used by the federal government to approve contractors and other federal workers. It, or its equivalent, is also used by 22 states which require all employers in the state to use it.
What the internet-based E-Verify does is compare information from your Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) to Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Social Security Administration (SSA), and Department of State (DOS) records to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
President Trump wants to see this technology used by all employers in the United States. This will mean that hiring an illegal immigrant will be virtually impossible if the employer is following the federal law.

2. Minimum Wage

Currently the Trump administration has leaned towards not increasing the minimum wage on a national level. This means that some states that have not adopted a higher requirement for payment to its workers will be able to pay whatever they can get people to accept, provided it is above that state’s minimum wage.

While this does not sound like a positive as an entry level employee, it may be a good thing in terms of hiring. If the administration decided to raise the minimum wage on a national level, it could translate into less people getting hired because of the cost to businesses. It could also mean people with no experience would be rejected because businesses would be less likely to take a chance on someone if they were paying a higher wage.

3. Bringing Jobs Back Home

One of the biggest promises that President Trump has made is that he is going to bring more blue collar/factory jobs back to the United States. This is a promise that it seems he intends to keep, especially with his new apprenticeship initiative which will financially encourage companies to expand programs that will train individuals to be a part of the skilled labor workforce. What this could mean for hiring is simply that businesses will have more options to fill their workforce as more and more Americans acquire manufacturing and and other working skills.

4. Infrastructure Improvement

According to President Trump’s website, the President wants to
“Pursue an “America’s Infrastructure First” policy that supports investments in transportation, clean water, a modern and reliable electricity grid, telecommunications, security infrastructure, and other pressing domestic infrastructure needs”.
President Trump is a big believer in the private sector, which would mean he would be giving incentives to companies to implement the improvements to America’s infrastructure. He has already proven this with his push for the privatization of the air traffic control industry. In terms of hiring, as with bringing jobs back to America, this could mean a hiring boom in blue collar, skilled, and entry-level labor. Companies will be competing against each other to acquire a workforce capable of implementing big construction and engineering projects that will be financially supported (by way of tax incentives and governmental contracts) by the government.

5. Maternity Leave

Back in September of last year, President Trump unveiled a plan to require all businesses to provide 6-weeks of paid maternity leave for female workers. This past May of 2017, the POTUS included the plan in his “hard power budget” with it racking up $18.5 billion over 10 years. The government plans to pay for this with closing the gap on employment insurance fraud and raising unemployment taxes for businesses.

The results from this initiative could have a big impact on the hiring of temporary employees to cover the gaps maternity leave would create, while simultaneously discouraging sexism among hiring managers. President Trump has also promised to offer bigger tax breaks for the cost of childcare, making day care affordable to a whole new sector of work-eligible people.

With each new President, Americans hope for a better future. It seems that a Trump administration could mean an increase in the hiring of many types of workers, excluding those that are undocumented. Apprenticeship programs could result in a boom of an American skilled labor force, something that has diminished over the past 50 years.

Combine that with the President’s desire for infrastructure and you have a situation ripe to benefit both workers and citizens. As with any political wave, Americans will need to grab on to the opportunities quickly to be able to really benefit from programs that could be dismantled in the next presidential term. All in all, America’s skilled workforce future is looking bright.

Posted in Career Advice |