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Employer Policies

WHO QUALIFIES: CRITERIA FOR EMPLOYERS

The following policies are established to determine eligibility of an employing organization or individual to utilize any employer services at Amarillo College, in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct.

 

Eligible Employers

  • Must have current or anticipated job openings for college graduates or alumni.
  • Must have an “employer-employee” relationship in which there are no fees associated with becoming an employee of the organization, not including professional licensure fees that may need to be covered by the employee (ex.  Insurance licensing fees to sell insurance, etc).
  • Must comply with all federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.
  • Third Party Agencies (temporary agencies, temp-to-hire agencies, search firms, etc.) can participate in career fairs and post jobs on College Central only when they meet the following requirements:
    • Provide disclosure to students the name(s) of the client, or clients, that the third-party recruiter is representing.
    • Acknowledges that Career & Employment Services may verify with employer the third party recruiter relationship with employer.
    • Acknowledges under no circumstances can student information be disclosed for other than the original recruiting purposes nor can it be sold or provided to other entities.
    • Acknowledges that third party agencies are not eligible for other employer services, including resume review.

 

Ineligible Employers

  • Home Based Businesses are not eligible to participate in AC’s employer services.
  • Network Marketing Organizations and Franchise/Business Opportunities are not considered "employers" by the Career Center and are not eligible to participate in any employer services. Such organizations are those that engage in one or more of the following practices:
    • Sponsorship of an individual in setting up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business (Direct Sales Organizations).
    • Requirement of an initial investment from individuals with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
    • Compensation is often in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.

Career & Employment Services reserves the right to deny service to any organization whose policies or goals are determined to be in conflict with the mission of Amarillo College. The final approval for employers to utilize Amarillo College facilities and services rests with the Director of Career & Employment Services.

 

CRITERIA FOR POSTING PROFESSIONAL AND STUDENT HOURLY POSITIONS

The following policies are established to determine eligibility of an employing organization or individual to use College Central:

  • The position may not be located in a private residence or a home-based office (ex. Nanny, Personal Assistant)
  • The employment organization must have a payroll and human resources liaison to which the student employee may seek recourse in the event of a workplace conflict or dispute.
  • The position cannot be commission-only.
  • The pay rate must (at least) meet the Texas Minimum Wage Law and Pay Day (calculated over any time scale such as hourly, weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, or annually).

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS/PRESENTATIONS

These programs are designed to connect employers and students to develop professional skills or learn more about career options.  Presentation topics may include an overview of your industry, careers in your organization, and industry-specific soft skills such as resume writing.  In accordance with Amarillo College’s solicitation policy, this is not an opportunity to sell or advertise products.  

REPORT A HIRE

Placement information is an important to determine the effectiveness of Career & Employment Services’ programs.  Please report all placements on College Central.

 

Above policies are adapted with permission from University of Colorado Denver.


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