Remember the so-called “new normal” two part-time jobs, sluggish economy under Obama? Well, it was not “normal,” and now, under the Trump Economy, eager employers are hiring, often after just one phone interview.

Via WSJ.

Want a job? Just pick up the phone.

That’s what 22-year-old Jamari Powell did in September after applying to Macy’s outside Portland, Ore. He got an email within 12 hours of submitting his online application. The message: We’re calling soon, so answer the phone.

After a 25-minute interview, Mr. Powell said he was offered a full-time seasonal sales job at $12.25 an hour.

“It was a little weird,” he said. “You’re kind of like: ‘Is this real?’ It kind of feels like a scam almost.”

Eager employers trying to lure workers in the tightest job market since 1969 are hiring some candidates sight unseen, at times after one phone interview. The practice has become most common in seasonal work, particularly retail, although it is spreading among certain in-demand white-collar roles, such as engineers, IT professionals and teachers….

Ashley Jurak, a 19-year-old student at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, offered to drive 90 minutes to her hometown of Dallas for an in-store interview with Bath & Body Works as she tried to nail down a position for the holiday break. The hiring manager told her she had clinched it over the phone….

In a Reddit forum dedicated to Boeing Co ., multiple users described being hired after phone interviews for entry-level positions. Former Boeing recruiters said the company hired sight unseen, particularly for tough-to-fill technical positions and engineering roles….

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  1. PrairieDweller says:

    So glad to be moving “back to normal” and away from “the new normal”.

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