Complaint Review: Securitas San Jose
Securitas San Jose Age Discrimination San Jose, California
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To make this as clear as I can this company accepted my resume and application for a position requiring little or no experience. I was laid off from the electronic distribution industry and decided to make a career change. I went to a security training course and obtained a state security guard card authorizing me to work in the security industry. After visiting the company in San Jose I was turned away and told to go online to fill out an application. I went home, logged on and did just that. I am a US Navy veteran, and have a solid work history dating back to 1974.
I had not heard from them and continued to see them advertising on CalJobs, HotJobs, Monster. I called and asked to speak to someone in their human resource department. The recpetionist told me they don't accept telephone calls and asked if she could help. This is where it gets interesting. I told her I sent in an online application. She told me that my application was sitting "somewhere" and it would be filed in case "something comes up". Meanwhile others have been employed with far less life experience, or credentials. I emailed them at the email address they use on CalJobs. I never got any response one way or another. I again decided to call.
For me, this wasn't going to be just a job, but a new career. I was again denied access to anyone with hiring powers.
I must also add that the receptionist that I spoke to literally told me the company treats their guards badl, and barely pay minimum wages. She also told me that the company tends to hire "younger kids" rather than someone "my age".
If that's not age discrimination I don't know what is. Do these people think American's over the age of 50 don't need to work? Do they think we don't have anything to offer? Was it the salt and pepper hair?
If you find yourself looking to enter a new career as myself and choose to enter the ssecurity industry I strongly suggest you do not look at this company. My next step is to find a way to report them to the California EDD and ask that their job ads be removed from the system.
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