Job Seeker FAQs

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These are the questions we get most frequently

Q. As a job seeker, is there a cost for ALTA to find me a job?
A. There are no costs to a job seeker for using ALTA’s services. ALTA works for our clients and they pay us to locate top talent and manage the hiring process.

Q. What type of assignments can I expect with ALTA?
A. ALTA staffs several different type of assignments based on our client’s requirements. These assignments may be contract, contract-to-hire or direct placement opportunities:

  • A contract position is typically a limited duration opportunity, often based around a project, which may range from several weeks to several months or even longer. The individual works as an employee of ALTA.
  • A contract-to-hire position is normally an opportunity which may lead to full time employment with the client. The individual works as an employee of ALTA until such time as they are selected to be hired for full time employment and they become an employee of the client.
  • A direct placement opportunity is a full time position with one of our clients. The individual is recruited by ALTA but works as an employee of the client.

Q. What kind of benefits does ALTA provide its consultants?
A. For most assignments, ALTA offers a competitive benefits package with healthcare insurance including vision and dental, 401k plan, life insurance and flexible spending accounts. As an ALTA employee, you are entitled to participate in any and all offerings for which you meet the eligibility requirements. Upon hiring, if you are eligible for benefits, you will receive a detailed package outlining the benefits available to you.

Q. How often does ALTA pay its consultants?
A. In most cases, ALTA’s consultants are paid on a bi-weekly basis based on the number of hours worked and the position’s pay rate.

Q. Can I be alerted to new ALTA jobs in a certain area?
A. Job seekers can leverage ALTA’s job alert tool to set up email notifications for open positions in any location they desire – click here: Sign Up for Job Agent

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