Help Desk: Companies Hiring

7:28 PM, Apr 15, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- Companies are continuing to hire and 11Alive's Help Desk wants you to know about them.

The Cobb County Police Department is currently accepting applications for men and women interested in becoming an officer. Officers who are currently certified and candidates with no prior law enforcement experience are encouraged to apply. 

Candidates will be expected to patrol the county and respond to calls for service, investigate crimes and provide assistance to residents when needed. Interested applicants must have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen of the United Sates. In addition, applicants must be at least 21 years old and have an honorable discharge if they have served in the military. 

Applicants will participate in a drug screening, polygraph test, physical fitness test, pre-placement medical examination, oral interviews and a background investigation. Shifts may vary and include evenings, weekends and holidays. The starting salary for police officer candidates is $38,355 per year.

Online applications are available online at For more information be sure to visit the Cobb County Police Department

A new Wal-mart location will also open this summer in Stone Mountain with expectations to hire over 300 people. The store plans to fill both full-time and part-time associates. Many of the new hires will being working in May in preparation for the store's opening. 

Temporarily, the company has set up a hiring center at Georgia Piedmont Technical College where interested candidates can apply between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Applicants can also apply online at

Lastly, In conjunction with the Georgia Department of Defense and Georgia National Guard, The Georgia Department of Corrections will host a military job fair on April 17 at 10:00 a.m. - 2 :00 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Glennville. 

There are approximately 800 jobs available for military personnel returning from duty with agencies such as GDC, Department of Public Safety, Department of Juvenille Justice, State Board of Pardons and Paroles and the Department of Natural Resources. Other participating companies include GEO Group and Corrections Corporations of America. The event is free and open to U.S. Veterans. Be sure to register online at

For more information on the GDC call 478-992-5247 or visit

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