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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2005
MORE THAN 4,000 APPLY FOR FIRE FIGHTER JOBS
The City received 4,090 job applications for fire fighter recruits last week. It was the first time in more than three years that the City opened up the application process for fire fighter recruits and the very first time that all applications for that job were required to be made online. The application website drew 14,000 hits. The applicants included 336 women.
The last time the City Department of Human Resources opened applications for fire fighter recruits, 5,096 people applied over a 10-day period in January 2002. While turnout this time was lower, Human Resources Director Ken Nakamatsu noted that the application period was only half as long, from June 12 through 16, because a change in state laws allowed for the shorter duration. He added, ďThe economy has really improved since 2002 and
Also for the first time this year, former
The biggest change was the shift to handling all applications online. In other words, no paper applications were accepted.
About 50 applicants made use of the
The job of fire fighter recruit pays $2,803 a month. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid
Applicants must take a written test on September 10, 2005, in
Persons who are accepted as recruits will undergo 26 to 32 weeks of training before being assigned to a line unit.
Ken Nakamatsu, director of Human Resources, 523-4809
|Friday, June 24, 2005|