Allied Universal looking to hire 30,000

CEO Steve Jones tells SSN security more essential than ever during crisis
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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal announced it is seeking to hire more than 30,000 security professionals and administrative staff to fill positions located throughout the nation over the next two months.

In spite of the uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused, there are still many industries, such as security services, that are currently hiring to fill essential roles, the company said.

“We are increasing security for existing accounts as well as adding security for new clients,” Allied Universal CEO Steve Jones told Security Systems News. “Allied Universal Security Services is an essential service continuing to safeguard our nation’s facilities, buildings and infrastructures and, most importantly, our people and communities."

He noted that some the services that are in the highest demand include:
•    Cleared and armed security professionals;
•    Parking garage/lot security patrols services;
•    Vehicle and bike patrols;
•    Disaster/emergency response; and
•    Remote capabilities/video surveillance.

Allied Universal is offering regular and temporary, full-time and part-time opportunities, and these open positions include security professionals, client and account managers, site supervisors, and other functional roles within human resources, sales, finance and IT. The company is looking for individuals with superior customer services skills, who are dependable and trustworthy. Someone with security experience is always a plus but not mandatory.

“Our recruiters are leveraging our highly advanced technology to schedule, interview and on-board candidates/new hires remotely,” Jones explained. “Our AUHireSmart tool allows the candidate to complete the application process and video interview assessment online where he/she can receive a job offer within an hour in certain locations or the candidate can complete a live video interview with an Allied Universal hiring professional. Both of these options save the applicant and interviewee tremendous time.”

Allied Universal offers careers and long-term growth in the thriving security industry, and has countless examples of individuals that began their career as a security professional and today are in senior leadership positions, he said. 

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues in the United States, Jones noted that some Allied Universal clients are requesting that the company’s security professionals execute screening (e.g., asking certain health related questions to those seeking access) and/or thermal temperature checks on persons accessing client facilities served by Allied Universal.

“Our No. 1 priority is to keep our employees safe and healthy in the workplace,” said Jones. “We have a dedicated safety team constantly monitoring all COVID-19 developments ensuring we continuously educate our employees to understand and follow the CDC guidelines.”

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