SANTA ANA, Calif., and CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Universal, the largest security company in North America, today announced the launch of Partners in Employment (PIE), a grassroots referral program that partners with local community-based organizations to share employment opportunities, while supporting their fundraising initiatives. The goal of the program is to assist with the company's major recruitment drive of hiring more than 50,000 full- and part-time employees by the end of 2017.
Allied Universal will be working with veterans' groups, faith-based congregations, senior organizations, and higher education institutions. Organizations that refer their members will receive a $400 contribution for every employee hired.
"Our relationships with our employees, clients and the communities we serve are at the heart of everything we do, each and every day," said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. "Our PIE program is a win-win because it supports our ambitious hiring goals, while giving community members multi-faceted career paths and helping to support their organizations' initiatives through our referral program."
Over the next two months, Allied Universal will hold recruitment drives in more than 25 locations nationwide. Several upcoming drives include:
September 6 Golden State Baptist College Job Fair: 3530 De La Cruz Blvd Santa Clara, Calif., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
September 11 Apostolic Church of God: 6320 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago, Ill., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Military and First Responder Hiring Event, 801 S. Fidalgo St., Fl. 2, Seattle, Wash., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
September 12 Hiring Our Heroes: Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Tex., 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
September 13 Good Will Job Fair: Goodwill, 3150 North San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, Calif., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Harrisburg Community College Job Fair; York Campus (CYTEC Bldg.), 2161 Pennsylvania Ave., York, Pa., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
September 28 The Veterans Administration - Resource Event: Fort Miley, 4150 Clement St., San Francisco, Calif., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 11 Portland Community College Job Fair: 12000 SW 49th Ave., Portland, Ore., 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Other targeted cites for recruitment drives include Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Indianapolis, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Seattle. Visit www.aus.com/hiringevents for additional recruitment drive events.
Today's announcement comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Labor's recent report citing a record 6.2 million job openings, and the company's one-year anniversary after the merger of AlliedBarton Security Services and Universal Services of America.
As the security industry's top employer with more than 180 local offices, and named one of America's Best Employers in 2017 by Forbes Magazine, Allied Universal offers bonus referral incentives, and provides training, uniforms, and healthcare benefits to employees, with advancement opportunities at more than 20,000 client locations.
About Allied Universal Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 150,000 employees, provides unparalleled security services and solutions. With headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., and Conshohocken, Pa., Allied Universal combines people and technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. An unrelenting focus on clients' success creates partnerships rooted in quality and value, and is supported by experience gained from being in business for over 60 years. Through our people and leading services, systems and solutions…Allied Universal is there for you. For more information, please visit www.AUS.com.