CONNECTING EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS IN ALASKA SINCE 2005
FAQs BY OUR EMPLOYEES AND JOB SEEKERS
Does AKHIRE charge employees a fee for temporary assignments?
No. Our service is FREE to job seekers!
Is AKHIRE on retainer to any firm?
No. We work on a contingency basis, which means we represent several companies, not just one.
Do you place candidates anywhere outside of Alaska?
No. Our focus is Southeast, Alaska and the nearby region. However, AKHIRE is proud to say that we have resources expanding our opportunities to help you around the State of Alaska and have placed many people outside of Southeast.
Why should I use AKHIRE?
Many firms choose not to advertise their open positions because of the time and expense involved with performing the search. Instead, they engage AKHIRE to find qualified candidates for them. You get access to these positions.
What kind of jobs do you have?
AKHIRE is in the "people business." We work with many skilled candidates and many large companies to make solid, temporary and long lasting careers all across the business spectrum. We see opportunities in the General Business, Accounting, Information Technology, and many other fields.
How long will it take me to find a job?
It varies. If you have solid experience with a hard-to-find skill set, you could be presented with an offer in a matter of days. Most candidates can expect their job search to last from two to six weeks on average, but it could last longer. Also, higher-level, permanent positions often have longer hiring cycles of 12 weeks or more. Each client has a different timetable, depending on their sense of urgency. Some clients need to replace an employee who has left or who is leaving and are willing to move very quickly to fill the open position. Other clients may be hiring for a project that does not start for some time; they may take more time interviewing and screening potential candidates.
How will we stay in touch?
We have found that most people prefer telephone correspondence. We realize that telephone conversations may be difficult for you at times, so each AKHIRE representative can also correspond with you via e-mail or after regular business hours.
How often will I hear from you?
Once you begin the search process, you can expect to hear from AKHIRE as opportunities become available. We also encourage you to review our Web site periodically and to call us if you see a position of interest.
Is our relationship exclusive?
No. You are free to work with any firm you desire at any time.
How many companies use staffing services?
Nationwide 90% of all companies use temporary help services from time to time.