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Federal Agencies in Need of Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

There are over 150 vacancies for “Pharmacy and Pharmacy Technicians”.



GS-2 positions applicants:  “high school diploma or equivalent; or at least 3 months of experience.

Certification by the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is required at grades GS-6 and above.”

“…GS-7 level” candidates “must have completed a four-year course in pharmacy and have a Bachelor’s or higher degree from an approved pharmacy school.  Applicants also need to be licensed.”

“…GS-9 level” candidates “must have completed the requirements for the GS-7 level plus have at least one year of post-licensure professional pharmacy experience.”

“…GS-11 level and above” candidates “must meet the requirements for the GS-9 level and have 2 years of graduate study at an approved pharmacy college.”

To Apply

Applicants can “contact VA medical centers in the areas where they wish to work and request information about job openings.  A list of VA medical center locations appears on page 4 of [the Federal Jobs Digest].”

Applicants can “also contact Department of Defense installations in their area to obtain vacancy information.  Addresses and phone numbers for these installations may be found in the local phone directory under “U.S. Government.”  Candidates should scan the Federal Jobs Nationwide section for current vacancies or look on-line at [use PIN # 538795 until 1/26/17 and PWD “Newspaper”].

Candidates may also visit the following:

Dept of Veterans Affairs

Dept of Defense

Dept of Health & Human Services 


Source: Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Several agencies hiring pharmacists and pharmacy techs. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3, 31.

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Department of Commerce Job Openings

Nationwide there many job vacancies in the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The most frequent job titles that are open are:

  1. “Survey Statistician, GS-1530
  2. Accountant, GS-0510
  3. HR Specialist, GS-0201
  4. IT Specialist, GS-2210
  5. Utility Systems Repr Optr, WG-4742
  6. Program Analyst, GS-0343


How to Apply

Candidates should check the Federal Jobs Nationwide section of [Federal Jobs Digest] starting on page 6.  Candidates can also check on-line at [use PIN # 538795 until 1/26/17 and PWD “Newspaper”] for current openings and apply directly to the Agency or, visit the Department’s website at:


Source: Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Diverse career opportunities at Dept of Commerce. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3.

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Management & Program Assistants Wanted

The Federal Jobs Digest reports that vacancies exist across the nation for Management and Program Assistants, with some federal agencies having more than one opening.

“Job listings have been posted by the Departments of the Treasury, the Interior and Transportation.

Major Duties

Employees in this series supervise or perform clerical and technical work in support of Management Analysts and Program Analysts.  Their goal is to evaluate and improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of organizations and programs.

A general description of the occupational duties is as follows:  “Coordinates and administers the Food Service Program for the unit, ensuring maximum accountability and appropriate use of food service resources, in part by adopting the role of Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE).  Manages the surveillance of the food contractor’s quality program.  Reviews and implements pertinent regulations and directives.  Exercises sound judgment and innovative approaches to creative problem solving in the absence of specific guidance or related directives where necessary.  Analyzes higher headquarters requirements and command needs.  Initiates and recommends action for implementing programs designed to provide optimum food service support.  Provides authoritative technical advice and supervision to subordinate personnel pertaining to food service matters.  Conducts inspections, to ensure compliance with governing policies and regulations.  Performs general administrative tasks such as record keeping, requisitioning, contracting for sanitation, food preparation, etc.  Functions as the program coordinator for food service.  Serves as the focal point for quality assurance on food service operations.  Resolves discrepancies with contract vendors and the base contracting office”

“Qualifications Required

At the GS-5 level, applicants must have experience, education or training involving administrative or clerical experience (i.e., applying guidelines, rules and regulations to assignments, composing correspondence, researching and compiling information and data, records administration), and using computer and automation systems.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should check the job listings for “Management Assistant” on page 6 of [Federal Jobs Digest] or check the website at [and enter PIN # 538795 until 1/26/2017 and password “Newspaper”].  Candidates should also check listings in their local phone directories under “U.S. Government” to learn which Agencies are located in any given area.  A phone call to the personnel office can help applicants learn about the Agency’s hiring plans.  Callers should ask to speak to the personnel specialist who handles clerical positions.  If a candidate is found to be qualified by an Agency he or she may often be hired on the spot. (emphasis added)

Candidates may also wish to visit the Agencies website:

  1. Dept of the Treasury:
  2. Dept of the Interior:
  3. Dept of Transportation:


Source:  Kim, Y.S. (2017, January 13). Management and Program Assistants wanted. Federal Jobs Digest, 44(1), pp. 1, 3, 31.

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Central Defense Services Hiring for Immediate Opening of Full-Time Administrative Clerk

Central Defense Services is seeking a FT Administrative Clerk that is bi-lingual to work in busy front office.  Hours are 7:30am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Responsibilities include greeting potential applicants, assisting with paperwork and files to ensure compliance, answering phones, copying paperwork for new hires, drug screens and uniform assignments.

Applicant must be self-motivated, have excellent communication skills, ability to multi-task and have computer skills.

Hourly pay, plus medical and vacation benefits.

If interested, please apply for this immediate opening. Any interested applicants can please forward resume to

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Community Job Listings & Training

Forklift/Inventory, Sedona Group (Call 367-9662)

Forklift/Material Handler, DHL, 5155 Lamar Ave. (Apply in person)

Warehouse, SMX (Call 1- 855-SMJOBS1)

FedEx (Apply online at

All Positions, FedEx Ground, 8505 Nail Rd., Olive Branch, MS (Visit website to apply online at

Goodwill Job Center, 3830 Austin Peay, Memphis (Open Mon. –Fri. 8 am to 4:30 pm for help with resumes, jobs, computer classes, HS Diploma, etc.)

Jobs/Education/Training/Grants, Tennessee Career Center, 480 Beale Street, Memphis, TN, 38103 (Apply in person or call 636-7971)


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Lenny’s Subs Hiring Event Thursday, January 19


When:    January 19, 2017, 10am-1pm

Where:   Walnut Grove Career Center at 3040 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38111

Lenny’s has immediate openings for the following positions:

  • Cashiers
  • Cooks
  • Delivery Drivers
  • Shift Leaders

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Shelby County Government Jobs


Apply online by going to

An online application must be submitted for all job openings
in order to be considered for a position.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources Employment (901) 222-2327.

Job Title: Administrative Technician  
Job #: 17- 15498
Department: Assessor’s Office
Job Status: Open
Open Until: 01/24/17

Job Title: Custodial Worker
Job #: 17-15487
Department: Support Services
Job Status: Open
Open Until: 01/24/17

Job Title: Customer Service Representative II  
Job #: 17-15495
Department: County Clerk
Job Status: Open
Open Until: 01/24/17

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Fixing the Mismatch Between Jobs and Education

In today’s Memphis Business Journal, Ken Cook wrote an article on how to bridge the gap between jobs and education.

Mr. Cook surveyed business leaders in the manufacturing industry to get a sense of current job openings for which employers cannot find skilled laborers.  The job titles and salaries were as follows (note that these job titles and figures may be different in the Memphis metropolitan area):

  • “Electronic assembly technician — $28 an hour
  • Mechanical assembly technician — $28 an hour
  • Mechanical inspector — $24 an hour
  • Lab technician — $15 an hour
  • Field service engineer — $60k to $80k a year
  • E1 or E2 licensed electrician – $50k to $70k a year
  • Control systems engineer — $90k a year”

Employers state that while they get a lot of applications for these jobs, the applications they receive do not have the proper “skill and experience … to do the jobs.”

“I then saw a video by Kevin Fleming and Brian Y. Marsh titled Success in the New Economy …. In a little more than 10 minutes, this video clearly demonstrates the underpinnings of the problem the manufacturers are having finding qualified people. There is a distinct mis-alignment between education and the workforce requirements in demand today.”

Mr. Cook states the traditional statement of wanting more money requires a higher-level degree is not supported by “the current economic workforce requirements”.  He says, “The education for all philosophy is underlying the misalignment between job requirements and workforce capabilities.”


“In the Fleming and Marsh video, they illustrate the difference with the ratio 1:2:7. For every one job requiring a masters degree, there are two jobs requiring four-year degrees. Most significant, there are seven jobs requiring a one-year certificate or two-year associate degree.

The mis-alignment is clear. If 64 percent of high school grads go on to four-year degree programs, yet seven of 10 jobs require more focused training, you can see why so many employers have openings going unfilled.”


There is a shift among “many state economic development agencies” to “increased emphasis on community colleges and the certificate and degree programs they offer.  These programs are more focused in their curriculum, aligning the education with the economic need. That’s a great step in the right direction.”

Also helpful to people looking for work is for people who will soon graduate from high school to think about how their interests match career pathways.  Going through a “self-exploration process” that uncovers what a person likes and where his or her passions lie can help a person find a career that matches those qualities.

“Success in today’s economy screams for alignment between education and economic need. When the workforce becomes more aligned with the job requirements, employees are able to pursue their passions and employers find the skilled talent they need.”

To read the full article and see the video by Fleming and Marsh, click here


Source: Cook, K. (2017 January 17). How to fix the mismatch between jobs and education. The Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from:


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Family Safety Center Looking for Director of Program Operations


The Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Memphis, TN, whose purpose is to effectively combine civil, criminal, health and social services in order to help victims of family violence.  We are seeking a Director of  Program Operations who is highly motivated and organized to build and manage our client services programs.  This position will report to the Executive Director and will be an integral part of the growth of the organization.

Job Title: Director of Program Operations
Reports To: Executive Director
Positions Supervised: Client Services Manager, Emergency Housing Manager, Care               Coordinators, Intake Coordinator, Receptionist
Status: Permanent Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday – Friday, other as required

Job Summary:  Responsible for the organization’s operational success, ensuring seamless team management and development, program delivery, and quality control and evaluation.  Responsible for the planning, design, development, management, and monitoring of program operations.   Duties include managing daily operations, supervising staff and volunteers, overseeing implementation of client programs, and ensuring goals, objectives and outcomes are met.


Client Services

  • Develop, design, implement, manage and oversee comprehensive client programs.
  • Coordinate day-to-day operations.
  • Establish standards, methods, and procedures for service delivery and ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and oversee weekly case staffing with CREA staff.
  • Ensure the accuracy and legality of case records.

Staff Management

  • Implement and oversee staff development and training related to client services and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Implement and monitor compliance with staff and program policies, procedures and practices of the organization.


  • Provide persuasive presentations as part of community education and speaking.
  • Act as a liaison with community partners to ensure partner involvement and commitment to the organization and to client services.
  • Act as liaison for victim complaints regarding FSC and partner services.
  • Act as liaison with partner agencies to address victim complaints and service delivery efficiencies.

Program Management and Development

  • Identify program goals, objectives and outcomes and ensure that they are met.
  • Assist in achieving the overall goals and objectives for the organization.
  • Develop and implement processes for evaluating and measuring program outcomes, impact and efficacy.
  • Develop annual organizational program budgets as well as budgets for funders. Monitor and ensure that programs operate within approved budgets.
  • Prepare periodic program reports as needed or required.
  • Assist Executive Director with grant writing and reporting as needed.
  • Staff the Board of Directors Operations Committee.

Perform Other Duties as Assigned

Skills and Abilities

  • General knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence.
  • Strong problem solving and group work leadership skills, including an understanding of group dynamics.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in developing and implementing quality programs in a nonprofit setting.
  • Strong administrative, supervisory and organizational skills, demonstrating people management and cross-functional team management.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with being an effective communicator.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others, maintaining positive relationships with both internal and external contacts.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, social work, counseling, psychology or related field and a Master’s in public health or administration or MBA required.
  • Minimum of five years experience working in a nonprofit environment.
  • Minimum of five years experience supervising staff, managing programs, operations and administration.

Family Safety Center Mission

Our mission is to provide one location that effectively combines civil, criminal, health and social services for victims of family violence.

Family Safety Center Vision

Our vision is a thriving community that embodies a spirit of compassion, collaboration and progressive change that values mutual respect, safety and serenity for all residents.

Family Safety Center Values
Honesty, Openness, and Accountability
Collaborative, Inclusive Teamwork
Dignity, Respect, Trust and Fairness
Persistence, Resilience and Dedication
Diversity and Equality
Hope, Healing, Safety and Justice

Interested applicants:  Send cover letter and resume with salary history to:                 

Application deadline:  February 8, 2017

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A & H Glass Immediately Hiring for Full-Time Positions

A& H Glass is looking for 4-6 Permanent Full Time Employees (NOW)

Will train for Glazier Position (Glass & Aluminum Frame Installers)

Must Speak English for Training Purposes

2-Weeks Paid Vacation

7-Paid Holidays

100% Paid Employee Health Insurance

Email: or call 901-382-6133 for application

A & H Glass, Inc., 2005 Thomas Rd Memphis, TN 38134

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Salary and Job Satisfaction Are Not Related

Dana Manciagli in The Memphis Business Journal writes that a study by Sokanu, “a career-discovery platform designed to help people find their ideal careers,” shows there is no correlation between salary and job satisfaction.  Other categories that play an important role in a person’s job satisfaction are, “[s]kill utilization, work environment, personality fit, interest, and overall fit.”

The data collected by Sokanu from their surveys of more than 35,000 people allowed Sokanu to create “a ranked list of nearly 300 careers with the highest and lowest levels of satisfaction.  The authors found that a higher salary did not correlate to job satisfaction.  “…careers that don’t necessarily promise wealth often end up making us happier.”

Here is the list of the 10 jobs with the highest “career satisfaction:

1. CEO
2. Film director
3. Author
4. Singer
5. Entrepreneur
6. Art director
7. Filmmaker
8. Career counsellor
9. Industrial designer
10. Musician

The common denominator between the careers that ranked highest seems to be creative expression and a high degree of control. By way of contrast, careers that ranked lowest were found primarily in service and clerical professions. Here is the list of 10 careers that ranked lowest (starting with lowest-ranked):

1. Janitor
2. Quality control inspector
3. House cleaner
4. Retail salesperson/ cashier
5. Delivery service driver/food delivery truck drive
6. Bank teller
7. Food server
8. Financial clerk
9. Shipping/receiving clerk
10. Barista”

What can be learned from this information?  As the president of Sokanu suggests, choosing a career means taking time to research many career paths, using many tools like the Internet and libraries to locate information.  Think about your career interests, but also think about other work factors such as “environment and personality fit.

“It’s important not just to research these differences, but to be honest with yourself about your personality strengths and weaknesses and the kind of environments you thrive in. The best career fit tends to come from a match of what interests you, what you are good at, and what the market needs.”

For more information and the list of “Satisfaction by Career”, see the entire article here


Source: Manciagli, D. (2017 January 17). Study shows there’s no correlation between salary and satisfaction. The Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from

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Ways to Be More Visible On LinkedIn

If you’re using LinkedIn for your job search, there are two ways you can increase the chances of employers viewing your profile and hiring you.

An article by John Nemo in the Memphis Business Journal states that LinkedIn users can figure out which audiences they want to reach by targeting a few of those audiences.  Translation to job-seekers:  your audiences are employers.  Know what you have to offer in terms of skills, knowledge, and abilities, and then pursue some key employers who want those skills, knowledge, and abilities.

A second way to get noticed on LinkedIn, reports Nemo, is to “become … an expert on a certain type of service or product that appeals to clients in numerous industries.

A great example of how this can be done successfully is taking a look at high-level business coach and consultant John Hawkins.

Rather than targeting a few industries or audience types, he decided to dominate the “leadership” niche and appeal to a wide variety of audiences — from casinos to churches to companies and individuals — looking for leadership consulting and coaching.

“When you provide a service and you help people where they’re at, with what they need, versus what you think they need, all kinds of doors get opened and all kinds of people become interested,” Hawkins told me during a recent podcast conversation. “I’ve worked with casinos, auto manufacturers, schools, hospitals, churches and more.”

To see the full article, click here

Source: Nemo, J. (2017, January 17). 1 simple strategy to make you stand out on LinkedIn. The Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from

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Dave & Buster’s to Come to Memphis Toward End of 2017

The Commercial Appeal reported that Dave & Buster’s, the restaurant and gaming place for adults, will open near the end of 2017.  The site of the building will be in the space formerly occupied by Sports Authority in “The Commons of Wolfcreek”.

For more information, see:  Bailey, T. (2017, January 13). Dave & Buster’s headed to city. The Commercial Appeal, 176(13), pp. 1A, 2A.

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New Restaurant Opening on Highland Street

According to the Memphis Business Journal, Newk’s Eatery will open a location at 431 S. Highland St.on Monday, January 23, 2017.

For more information, see the full article here


Source: Nichols, M. (2017, January 12). Opening announced for Highland Row restaurant. The Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from


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Job and Career Readiness Conference 2/25/17

Registration is Open for the

The 2017 Job and Career Readiness Conference @

Gaston Park Community Center

1046 S. Third @ Walker · Memphis, TN 38106

Saturday, February 25, 2017  9 am – 3 pm

The conference is facilitated by the Gaston Park Library and the JobLINC Mobile Career Center. Meet and learn from employment recruiters and experts in the workforce development field. Call 415-2765 or 415-2769 to register


Printable Version: job-and-career-conference_gpk_jl_final

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