In the midst of all the hardship and trauma in dealing with the coronavirus, the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is pleased to hear that major security industry leader G4S is hiring thousands. Here is a news release from the company on the great news:
G4S, the leading global, integrated security company, today announces it is looking to hire more than 15,000 new team members across the U.S. over the next two months. With the COVID-19 pandemic causing extensive business disruption and change in a variety of sectors, this has led to an increased demand for security personnel across the country.
Offering permanent, full-time positions with competitive salary and benefits, priority hiring markets for G4S include: Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, Newark, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Francisco/Sacramento, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and West Palm Beach.
"We're seeking strong candidates who can quickly and efficiently step into these much-needed roles to help protect all customers, employees and the public at-large in a variety of essential locations including hospitals, government sites and private businesses," said Drew Levine, President, G4S Secure Solutions USA.
Security officer and site supervisor positions span a variety of industries such as healthcare, government, finance, technology, commercial and private properties. Not all positions require previous security experience, as G4S will provide comprehensive training and safety programs as part of their onboarding.
G4S is proud to support veterans and veteran family employment, about 25% of our employees are current or former military. G4S is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We are also committed to hiring and promoting qualified disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Active Wartime or Campaign Badge Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal veterans. All employment decisions are based only on valid job requirements.
When possible – unless mandated by state licensing and screening requirements – G4S is leveraging a virtual interview process, including hiring and training. Following CDC guidelines, the company also provides employees with the necessary protective gear and training to ensure they are protected against COVID-19, plus free access to Doctor on Demand (a tele-medicine offering).
Job seekers can learn more about available positions and needed qualifications at Careers.g4s.com.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) is dedicated to providing meaningful and cost effective security training for security guards and protection officers.
We believe that education is a necessary and essential part of professional security training and the security officer’s background. IFPO serves individuals, security companies, and organizations that have their own private security staff. Our students and members benefit from the recognition and standing that the prestigious IFPO certification conveys.
International Foundation for Protection Officers Mission Statement
Mission Statement Part I.
The International Foundation for Protection Officers provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.
Purpose: to make a positive difference in the quality of the participant’s job performance and elevate the professional status of students who partake of our learning opportunities.
Business: to supply committed security practitioners with a quality education to help achieve their highest potential and provide recognized accreditation for successful completion of educational goals.
Values: commitment, integrity, responsibility, and standards of excellence, provide the platform that supports our journey as we pursue our mission.
Commitment to Excellence: To be the recognized center of excellence and primary provider of education and training products and services to the security industry.
Mission Statement Part II.
“The International Foundation for Protection Officers is committed to the support and professional development of protection officers and supervisors. Through advocacy, promoting training standards, and providing accessible training, education and certification opportunities, we seek to enhance their professional standing as well as increase and diversify the value of the vital services they provide.”