The Transport Security Administration which is responsible for homeland security in the United States has taken to advertising job vacancies on pizza boxes in Washington DC as part of an initiative to encourage candidates from all walks of life to apply for a job with the TSA.
It’s been reported that the practice of posting job adverts on pizza boxes was first launched by the TSA last year. It’s part of an ongoing drive to encourage a wide range of applicants to come forward for vacancies on offer at the organisation.
As well as advertising on pizza boxes, the TSA has also taken to posting job ads on petrol pumps, trains and cinemas in an attempt to gain maximum exposure for their employment opportunities.
The adverts posted on the pizza boxes read: “Washington Reagan National Airport and Washington-Dulles International Airport are now hiring Transportation Security Officers. See yourself in a vital role for Homeland Security. Be part of a dynamic security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly secure your future.”
The TSA believes that widespread advertising of their job vacancies will lead to the recruitment of the very best candidates. However the TSA has yet to confirm whether the strategy has lead to an improvement in the standard of applicants apply for jobs, or whether they’ve experienced a rise in the number of applications being received.
It’s not known how much the pizza restaurants are charging to carry adverts on their takeaway pizza boxes.