Home Depot is hiring in Oklahoma
The Home Depot wants to hire 405 associates in Oklahoma in preparation for spring, the company’s busiest season. For veterans and reservists, The Home Depot’s online military skills translator tool at www.homedepotmilitary.com can help applicants find positions with the company. Job seekers can apply online at careers.homedepot.com.
Counterclock moves to Edmond
EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma graduates Brian Downs and Nik McDaniel have relocated their custom design, screen printing and embroidery business to Edmond from Oklahoma City. “We live in Edmond and want to grow our business in our own community,” said Downs, managing partner. “We serve the entire state, but setting up shop close to home has many benefits.” To celebrate its move to Edmond and its first anniversary, Counterclock is giving away $500 in free printing. Enter the contest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/counterclocktees. Counterclock is located at 321 W 18 Street, Suite 170 and online at www.counterclocktees.com.
Chobani ends fight with Russia
NEW YORK — Chobani’s quest to get its Greek yogurt to the Sochi Olympics is coming to an end. The company said Wednesday that it plans to donate a shipment of about 5,000 cups of yogurt it had hoped to send to U.S. athletes at the Winter Games to food banks in New York and New Jersey. The shipment has been held up in New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport since Russian authorities said the U.S. Department of Agriculture failed to provide a necessary certificate under its customs rules. Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said he is disappointed that athletes won’t be able to get the yogurt, but that he’s happy the products will be heading to food banks.
Prime Snax recalls beef jerky
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah company is recalling about 90,000 pounds of beef jerky products that were mislabeled and didn’t list on the packaging the ingredient soy lecithin, an allergen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s food safety service announced Tuesday that Salt Lake City-based Prime Snax Inc. is recalling products made before Feb. 2 that were shipped around the country. The recall affects five of the company’s beef jerky brands: Arizona Jacks, Desert Star, Southwest Trail, Terrell and Kettle Creek. Officials say there have been no reports of adverse reactions. Prime Snax CEO Kevin Howard says the recall was voluntary and a technical labeling mistake.
Amazon will hire 2,500 workers
SEATTLE — Amazon says it is hiring more than 2,500 full-time workers at its order fulfillment centers around the U.S. Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday that the jobs are available in Chester, Va., and Petersburg, Va.; Coffeyville, Kan.; Columbia, S.C.; Dupont, Wash.; Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Seattle-based company had 117,300 full-time and part-time employees at the end of 2013, according to a regulatory filing.
Verizon to close 5 call centers
SAN FRANCISCO — About 3,000 Verizon Wireless workers will have to transfer or find new jobs as part of a shake-up that will close five of the company’s customer call centers. The changes affect Verizon offices in California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Maryland and Georgia. The upheaval imperils the current jobs of about 4 percent of the 73,000 people who work for Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier. Workers who don’t want to move or can’t find different jobs within Verizon will receive severance packages, company spokesman Paul Macchia said. An additional 2,200 employees are being moved to offices located within a short drive from the current locations, according to Macchia.
From staff and wire reports