60+ JOB OPENINGS IN COVINGTON COUNTY: Local business owner scowers Facebook in search of job openings for jobless citizens

Published 12:48 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021

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After trying to hire for his business, Little Caesars and Tropical Smoothie owner Skip Enzor noticed several other businesses in Andalusia are also struggling to find a workforce.

Enzor searched relentlessly through Facebook to find job openings to help jobless citizens in Andalusia find a place to work.

“I needed to hire some people here at Tropical Smoothie and Little Caesars,” Enzor said. “After posting it, I scrolled past four other people looking for help. When I saw that, I knew it was going to be a struggle trying to find people to hire with so many other people trying to, as well.”

After posting a Facebook status about the workforce in Andalusia, several people commented saying they were in search of jobs or people stating that people did not want to work.

Below is the original Facebook post from Enzor:

“Workforce in Andalusia has dried up it seems. So many people want great things to come to our town like retail and new dining establishments. But I can tell you right now our workforce here either can’t handle it or doesn’t want to.

That being said if you are in need of a job I can literally turn you onto about 10 of them off the top of my head just from scrolling past desperate business owners and managers posting on Facebook. Our businesses included.

I remember turning 15 and being told it was time to find a job. Pushing carts at a grocery store wasn’t my first choice but I did it the best I could till I found a better opportunity. If you have teens send them out into the real world with a good attitude, I promise it will help them in the long run just as much as school.

Rant concluded.”

Not only did Enzor include job openings, but he also wanted to let teenagers know what exactly to do to get noticed by a hiring manager.

“I wanted younger kids to know exactly what a hiring manager is looking for, from a hiring manager,” Enzor said. “I wanted to tell them, ‘This is how you get called back for at least an interview,’ then after that, you’re on your own. The problem is parents tell these kids to get a job, but don’t tell them how. They just say to turn in applications. I have had several parents say, ‘My son has turned in 10 applications and hasn’t gotten any calls back.’ I don’t think the parents realize that it’s been so long since they have searched for that first job, which is why I wanted to give some information about first impressions and turning in an application in person.”

After coming up with 60+ job openings, Enzor said he started thinking about how people want new things to come to the city.

“If we don’t show other businesses that we can survive, then they are not going to come here,” Enzor said. “We have to take care and build the businesses that we have here before we can bring in more. Especially if these fast food places are going to stop dropping because of the lack of workforce, we are going to scare people away. We are lucky that only Milky Moos has dropped off.”

Enzor said knew something had to be done and he said if he even helped five people get a job then he knew he was on the right track.

“I am happy that I posted that status on Facebook,” Enzor said. “I’m just trying to spread positivity. If I got five people jobs then I accomplished something.”

Below is a list of all of the job openings that Enzor has compiled:

Tropical Smoothie – Staff

Andalusia Country Club – Wait Staff & Summer Positions

Crows Nest – Kitchen

Tabby D’s – Wait Staff Kitchen

Dollar Generals – Almost all of them

Vaporous – Staff

Vinny’s Convenience Stores – Store Cashiers 19 years & up

Factory Connection Retail 18 & up

Carolina Country Store – Cashier

Gitty-Up-N-Go Convenience Stores – Full & Part Time $12 an hour

Subway – Sandwich Artist

Taco Bell – Part Time

The Wing Queen Palace

Dominos – Delivery Drivers

Waitr App- Delivery Drivers

Huddle House – Staff

Hardees – Staff

Jack’s – Staff

Wendy’s – Staff

Larry’s BBQ – Staff

Arby’s – Staff

Dairy Queen – Kitchen & Cashier

Bentons – Cashier & Wait Staff

Golden Rule BBQ – Kitchen & Bussers

Clark Cinemas – Staff

South Alabama Regional Airport – Cafe Job

Wages Market – Staff

Cato Fashions – Part Time Sales & Part Time Key Holder

Dario’s Italian, Opp, Al. – Wait Staff and Cook

Wheelhouse Opp, Al – Staff

Breedlove’s Building Supply – Opp and Andalusia

Yap Adult Services – Part Time Youth Advocates for Domestic Violence Program

Pretty Clean LLC – Starting $9 an hour, clean background check needed

Opp Health and Rehab – CNAS and Nurses for all shifts

Southern Comfort In Home Care

Jackson Honda – Full Time Parts Counterperson

Best Western – Housekeeping

Guardian Angel Daycare – 16 and up, Part Time, Full Time & Summer Positions

Three Notch Staffing – Part Time

LBWCC – Substitute Teacher

Daisy Cleaners – Part Time Help

Hobo Pantry Convenience Store – Cashier

LHC Home Health – RN (full time) Opp office 2,500 sign on bonus

LPN (PRN) Andalusia office

Rent a Center – Starting at $13 an hour

Taylor Linen – $9/hr + Production Benefits after 90 Days

Covington Casket Company – Starting between $10 to $14 an hour

Hinson Chain Saw – Small Engine Mechanic

Fed Ex Evergreen – Delivery Drivers

J.R.’s Lawnmower Shop – Power Equipment Experience Required

MFG, Opp, Al. – Staff

Mizell Memorial Hospital – Staff

Walker Electric – Experience Required Reqiured

Reed’s Roofing Company – Roofer $12-$20 an hour

Overnight Parts Alliance – $11 an hour

Volunteers of America – Direct Support Professional $9 an hour

Saehaesung Alabama Inc. – Night shift spots open 5pm-5am, Monday-Saturday $11.00 an hour

L&S Tire & Retreading – Bagger/Ringer & Tire Inspector

SunSouth John Deere – Mechanic

Bryan Pharmacy – (Elba and Enterprise locations) Pharmacist, Tech, Cashier

Covington Metals Company – Class A CDL Driver

Auburn University Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center – Part Time Assisting with kitchen and housekeeping tasks (The Dixon Center is located at 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia)

Shaw – They always hiring

ADC Full & Part Time Multiple Job Openings Competitive Pay & Benefits

ADC is also having a Career Fair

Tuesday April 13, 2021

3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

117 Allen Avenue

Andalusia, AL 364