Rome, NY Sucks

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Family Dollar

Some answers have come about in terms of what jobs will be offered at the Family Dollar in Rome. Production jobs will start at $9 an hour and make up 30% of the categories. Many will be in the $11-$12 per hour range with a few dozen positions paying almost $14/hour. Most jobs are on the first shift (7am-3pm) with a second shift and an occasional third. Overtime will be mandatory as needed, and everyone is assured 8 hours of work per day. They also don't like unions very much.

Job offers will start in January. The first employees will not start until February, with the distribution center coming fully online the last week of April. There were 4,000 applications, which represents about 30% of the working population of Rome. My guess is a lot of Utica, Marcy, Oriskany, etc. residents applied as well. It should be interesting to see how the employment picture changes with this place and a $6.75 minimum wage next year.


  • At December 30, 2005 1:15 PM, Blogger Roman Hokie said…

    If memory serves me right (and it may!), Rite Aid is starting at $12.08 during probationary status for their entry-level jobs. AND their benefits are very well-priced! Check 'em out over at the West Rome Industrial Park, across from Wal-Mart!

  • At December 30, 2005 7:10 PM, Blogger Strikeslip said…

    4000 applications is a LOT of applications for just so-so pay. I suppose it's better than nothing, so I guess we should celebrate it. Too bad it does not make up for all the better paying jobs that have left the region over the years (GE, CP, Carrier, etc.)

  • At September 15, 2008 6:24 PM, Blogger Lucky Larry said…

    Does anyone know how many paid days off the employees get at the Family Dollar Rome Facility. Thanks


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