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Propeller Airports Now Accepting Resumes

Company hiring on a limited basis. Resumes being accepted in anticipation of county moving forward with privatization of Briscoe Field.

Propeller Airports announced today that resumes are now being collected “in anticipation of the County leadership moving forward with this historic economic development project.”

The “historic economic development project” is the controversial . Last week, the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners from firms interested in privatizing the airport.

Propeller is one of three companies .

said his objective, should Propeller be the company selected by the county to privatize Briscoe Field, would be to try and fill jobs locally.

“With close to and over 35,000 people searching for jobs right here in Gwinnett, there is certainly no shortage of qualified, quality people that would like nothing more than to get back to work,” Smith said in a released statement.

According to the Propeller Airport release, positions that would be needed include IT professionals, customer service agents, building and construction personnel, ground and ramp technicians, operations specialists, airfield maintenance and security staff, as well as business development, sales and administrative staff.

“If Briscoe Field is permitted to be redeveloped and its use realigned, the people of Gwinnett County should benefit first,” Smith said.

Propeller is currently hiring on a limited basis. Interested applicants may submit resumes to jobs@propellerairports.com.

Based on the economic impact and job creation statistics reported from hundreds of airports worldwide, Propeller firmly believes that the opportunity to put people back to work and create value is significant and will make a substantial difference for the County in these times of economic hardship,” the release states.

For more about Propeller Airports, visit www.flybriscoe.com.

Andrew McNeil August 29, 2011 at 10:27 PM
I wonder why the other two interested companies haven't been heard from?? Looks to me like they don't stand a chance. Here again...what does the BOC know that we don"t? Propeller seems pretty darned confident...wonder why????
Jimmy Orr August 29, 2011 at 11:02 PM
Andrew, you make a good point with "pretty darned confident." A question I have is, wouldn't the airline hire their own custoner service agents and ground & ramp personnel? What about building and construction personnel? Wouldn't the need for building and construction personnel be the responsibility of the contractor or contractors who were awarded the need for their services via competitive bid. I don't know Andrew, but after reading this press release over several times my opinion is that perhaps same is BS.
Mark August 30, 2011 at 12:55 AM
Wow. What gall!
North Georgia Weather August 30, 2011 at 01:37 AM
And you don't think something shady is going on? I'd be investigating now before it's too late.
Dacula Truth August 30, 2011 at 01:49 AM
Did you read the press release they made? How is it gall to say that you want to hire locally should you be selected??
Hugh C. August 30, 2011 at 02:51 AM
This has a bad odor to it and every time I read it the stench gets worse. I believe this is a marketing sham concocted by Propeller Investments to influence public opinion in their favor. Either that or we have some underhanded back room dealing going on and corruption with our BOC. The RFP hasn't even been let yet. It seems pretty devious to be touting a bunch of employment opportunities at this stage. Hello Danny Porter, are you out there?
Dacula Truth August 30, 2011 at 03:02 AM
Hugh, Why does everything have to be a conspiracy?? If this was a sham don't you think Bannister would have rammed it thru two years ago??
Gary Fox August 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM
Cole your a lap behind - clear minded, thinking people of reasonable intelligence see this for what it is. The press release referred to is WAY out of order in the total process. Ever heard the phrase "gettin the cart before the horse". There are SO MANY points of evidence regarding this being shoved down our throats it's ridiculous. The MAIN point being an FAA backed study that CLEARLY SAYS DON"T DO IT.I volunteer to take Mike for an all expenses paid retreat to one of our states nature preserves - the Okefenokee Swamps.
Jimmy Orr August 30, 2011 at 12:43 PM
Gary, you are absolutely correct. The press release is way out of order. It needs to be looked at by the Georgia Department of Labor. How can you advertise for jobs that do not exist? How can you advertise for jobs that may be years down the road? The press release gives false hope to those who are unemployed. To give false hope to those struggling to make ends meet in hopes of finding gainful employment, which does not exist, in itself is as low as whale dung in the bottom of the ocean.
Mark August 30, 2011 at 03:50 PM
Cole....See the comments from Hugh and Gary Fox for your answer.
Bev Lougher August 30, 2011 at 04:42 PM
Well isn't that sweet! What a load of bull. Brett Smith is putting this out so people will get on board for all those new jobs. My word - what won't they do next? This smells as bad as the garbage plan in Gwinnett County.
Dacula Truth August 30, 2011 at 05:25 PM
Its funny, why don't you all wake up and smell the coffee, so much easier to criticize something that to create something. What exactly is the government doing to help the tens of thousands that cant find jobs? At least this Propeller is trying to make a difference. Mr. Orr, respectfully, you should be ashamed of yourself! You should think back to your roots when you created something out of nothing.
Mark August 30, 2011 at 05:35 PM
C'mon Cole...surely you aren't that gullible. Certainly anyone can see the purpose behind the "We are now hiring!" ruse. It's merely a marketing ploy to try to swing public opinion.
North Georgia Weather August 30, 2011 at 05:41 PM
Make a difference??? They're trying to manipulate the public into falling for this airport scheme, nothing more nothing less. They're not going to be hiring all those people, and why now anyway? They don't even have anything right now??? It's all smoke and mirrors. and Cole, this isn't something for nothing, we're talking BIG money here, not chump change. Don't believe for a minute that they're not going to try to pull out all of the stops on this one. You should be ashamed for believing them.
Alison August 30, 2011 at 06:00 PM
For the people who are for this There are No Jobs and definately none that Propeller will be hiring for. Every figure that Brett Smith of Propeller has come up with are unsubstantiated to how many employees to how much money the airport would make. Propeller is an investment company, they don't care about anything except making money on the front end and then the citizens of Gwinnett will be paying to keep the airport running. Small airports have trouble keeping commercial aviation (research yourself) and they don't employee many people. The reason they don't employee many people is they don't make money. It will not bring anything positive to this area of Gwinnett but will definately change the character and environment of Gwinnett.
Bonnie August 30, 2011 at 06:37 PM
Propeller should be ashamed of themselves for even showing at the recent job fair. They don't have legitimate employment possibilities to offer at this time - - or even at a later date. Gwinnett County should turn them around and send them on their way without even listening to their "plans." Please, let's not give them any more recognition. They are a SHAM.
Hugh C. August 30, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Cole - to answer your previous statement about Bannister - he never rammed the airport deal down our throats because he was too busy ramming other things there. Then he got caught, his time was up, and he just never got around to any airport shenanigans. And besides, that was Bannister 1.0. Now we have the new, improved Bannister 2.0. In fact, we have 3 of them! At best, this ruse from Propeller seems very disingenuous. They are seeking job applicants for jobs that don't exist yet, based on a contract that doesn't exist yet, which would be based on an RFP that has not even been let yet. Cart before the horse? - yeah - by quite a ways I think. Brett Smith apparently sees the privatization/commercialization as a done deal as is his being selected to run it. So either this is dripping with hubris and arrogance in assuming that Propeller will become Briscoe's private operator or he knows something that we (the general public) have not been told yet. You can refer to that as a conspiracy if you want to. I don't know if I'd go there yet but I will say that this is not good ethics. And this is who we're getting in bed with?
Kristi Reed (Editor) August 30, 2011 at 08:16 PM
What do you think? Cart before the horse or well-intentioned act to advise of Propeller's intent to hire locally? Take our poll: http://dacula.patch.com/articles/putting-the-cart-before-the-horse
Craig Brown September 01, 2011 at 12:53 AM
And even Clark Howard is weighing in on this dubious conduct, speaks volumes about the type of company these clowns represent as they try to rig the outcome in their favor.... http://forums.clarkhoward.com/p/boards/ch/showflat.pl?Cat&Board=politics&Number=1650466&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&part
Jimmy Orr September 01, 2011 at 09:50 AM
@Craig Brown. AMEN, AMEN, & AMEN! You nailed it. I surmise that back in the old days the clowns, as you called them, might have been those who were rode out of town on a rail.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew September 08, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Absolutely – that’s the lingering perception problem this issue has yet to recover from. Recent developments aren’t helping matters in that regard either. Are we rushing this so we can “fix” the stadium revenue shortfall so we can pay the bonds after 2014?
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew September 08, 2011 at 02:19 AM
Cole, Sadly, in an ever larger number of cases, that the only jobs created by government personnel are those for their future investment advisor due the sudden windfall they amass personally during a term or the private liaison desk that greets them upon leaving office.

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