Anthony Jackson, Upscale Security Officer, Omaha, Nebraska
Anthony is originally from Newark, New Jersey. He and his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska, in 2004 to experience a change of pace from life in the Northeast.
Anthony joined G4S in 2004. When he went to his first interview he said, “G4S caught my attention right away because G4S promotes from within.”
He started as a Traditional Security Officer with a large data-processing facility in Omaha where he was in charge of access control. He was also involved in monitoring all security cameras from the control center and responding to any alarms or possible threats to the building. Anthony was promoted to Shift Supervisor in 2008.
In 2011, he decided to transfer to a different account with a large financial services company in Omaha. Due to some changes in the needs of this account, Anthony went back to his original post as an Upscale Security Officer because all supervisor positions were filled.
Any other officer would have been disappointed by this, but not Anthony. “I don’t mind not being a supervisor anymore. I am waiting for my chance to get promoted again … my work has always been recognized here at G4S,” he said, adding, “I don’t like doing the same thing every day. This job is a challenge because you never know what might happen next. I want to keep moving up when the right time comes for me.”
Anthony’s best advice for anyone looking to start a career with G4S is to, “Learn as much as you can. G4S offers great training programs, take them all. G4S has never been just a paycheck to me … it’s a career.”