The Hiring Hall was created to fill temporary positions at PG&E in ESC Local 20 represented classifications.
Temporary assignments are typically for 2 months to 12 months in duration but PG&E can end the assignment at any time.
Hiring Hall positions do not directly translate to regular positions but are an effective way to get a foot in the door to a fully benefited position.
How Does Testing Work?
PG&E requires anyone who has not worked at PG&E on a regular basis or that is applying for previously unheld position to take certain tests, such as:
- Workforce Orientation Inventory ( WOI )
- Physical Test Battery ( PTB )
- Technical Test ( TECH )
- Scheduler Test Battery ( STB )
Testing is scheduled to happen quarterly in 2017.
Filling Vacancies and the Dispatch Process
Temporary Hiring Hall positions are offered based on seniority, as outlined in the Hiring Hall By-laws, in the following order:
- Previous PG&E employees (based on original seniority date)
- New applicants (based on Hiring Hall experience and/or the original application date)
- Applicants will receive a phone call from the Hiring Hall representative offering positions. The location, hours of work and estimated duration of the position will be provided.
Applicants will have four hours to decide on an assignment or return the call if a voice mail has been left, before the positions will be offered to the next applicant on the seniority list.
Once position has been accepted, a drug test and a background check will be arranged through PG&E and can take up to two weeks to complete.
After a Temporary Position Ends
When a temporary work assignment ends, it is up to the individual to contact the Hiring Hall representative to indicate availability for future temporary work.