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Our agencies have long recognized the role of libraries to help meet the workforce training and job search needs of the American public. At the height of the recession, more than 30 million people reported using library computers for workforce related needs and 3.7 million of them reported finding work. Today, 96 percent of libraries surveyed offer online job and employment resources and 78 percent offer programs to help people apply for jobs…. Click for more
Participating Employers as of 7/11/14
- Aramark-University of Memphis
- Atlantic Medical LLC
- Avis-Budget Rental
- Big League Movers
- Blues City Brewery
- Bogen Communications, Inc.
- Case Management Inc
- City Of Memphis
- Durham School Services
- Encadria Staffing Solutions
- First TN Bank
- Future Electronics
- Goodwill Memphis
- Kruger Production Co.
- Memphis, Light, Gas, and Water
- Meritan Inc.
- Orion FCU
- Regional One Health
- Regions Bank
- Sears Holdings Corporation
- SMX Staffing
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- University of Memphis
- Workforce Investment Network
The deadline for applications is June 20th.
Positions available are:
For more info. please visit: http://crosstownarts.org/opportunities
The JobLINC April 2014 Schedule is now available.
A service of the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, JobLINC is designed to help Memphis area residents find jobs by providing:
- listings of available jobs
- aid in locating training opportunities
- one-on-one assistance in conducting job searches and preparing for interviews
- job readiness workshops
Visit www.memphislibrary.org/joblinc for more information.
Conduit Global, the New York-based company that will be opening a large call center in Shelby County, has finalized the date for its initial recruiting event. The recruiting fair will be held on Tuesday, March 18th at the Cook Convention Center, between the hours of 10am and 4pm.
The recruiting fair, staged in partnership with the Workforce Investment Network (WIN) , JobLINC, and BRIDGES, will serve to help source candidates for Conduit’s initial hire of approximately 200 call center agents, and to start on the anticipated subsequent round of approximately 100 additional hires. MATA will be on-site to share information about bus routes to the new Conduit Global location in Cordova.
The event will focus on finding candidates to fill the significant number of Agents, as well as some Support Staff and Management Positions needed to staff the facility. Job descriptions and minimum qualifications for these positions may be found at www.conduitglobal.com.
Interested parties are encouraged to review these requirements and present at the recruitment fair, equipped with a current resume and prepared for an initial interview. As Conduit’s local work site is not currently open, candidates will only be seen at the recruiting event at this time.
Attendance at this event is not required for those individuals who have already submitted resumes, who have been pre-screened by phone, and/or who have already taken the pre-employment assessment tests. Further details for the recruiting fair are as follows:
Conduit Global Recruitment Fair
Tuesday, March 18th
Cook Convention Center
Grand Lobby Area
Home for the Holidays to focus on Financial, physical health, foreclosure prevention
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir and the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. have partnered again to present the free foreclosure prevention and financial counseling event.
This year’s Home for the Holidays: A Housing and Economic Empowerment Collaborative is Saturday, Nov. 23. The six-hour event will feature a small business resource center, legal clinic, a Homebuyer’s Corner with expertise from lenders, Realtors and housing agencies and the Shelby County Trustee’s Project H.O.M.E. financial literacy and budgeting workshop.
Home for the Holidays returns to the Hickory Ridge Towne Center, formerly known as the Hickory Ridge Mall, said Vanecia Belser Kimbrow, Social Action Chair for the Memphis Alumnae Chapter of the national public service sorority. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the event concludes at 2:30 p.m.
“As the market and economy have started to stabilized, we wanted to make ‘Home for the Holidays’ an event focused on providing important information and tools to businesses and homeowners for not only their financial health but physical health, too,” said Kimbrow.
Topics will focus on homeownership financing, foreclosure and tax sale prevention and WISE Teens Youth Revue forum. Health screenings and eating tips will also be offered. The JobLINC Mobile Job & Career Center & Affordable Care Act counselors will also be on site.
“Building an economically healthy community requires healthy habits,” said Trustee David Lenoir. “People in good physical and financial shape are better prepared for life’s hurdles.”
Loan servicers and banks participating in this year’s event include, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Regions Bank, Tri-State Bank, Magna Bank and Citizens Bank. More than 20 participating partners will be on hand, including the Memphis Area Legal Services, Black Business Association, United Housing Inc., Financial Counselors of America, the Shelby County Health Department, RISE, Seedco and the Memphis HUD office.
Make The Most Out of Your Career Fair Experience.
JobLINC Career Fair-July 25, 2013
Career Fair success lies in effective preparation, and communication. Make sure to research the employers you want to visit: learn about them, the positions they’re looking to fill, and what type of candidates they’re looking for.
|Tip: Arrive with a positive attitude
Have your 30 second commercial or “elevator speech” ready. Don’t forget to network with other Job Seekers attending the Career Fair, they may become good networking contacts, so get their contact information to follow up at a later date.
|Tip: Bring several clean, un-frayed copies of your resume. Or, take the approach to get a business card and email your resume to the recruiting individual.
Fact: Employers only look at resumes an average of 10 seconds. Make sure you’re leaving employers with the impression – Hire Me! Do not approach the Company representative with resume in out-stretched hand. Approach, introduce yourself, learn what types of positions they are recruiting for and have some discussion about your qualifications if appropriate. Allow the Company representative to ask for your resume, and offer to send a copy electronically.
|Tip: Do your research!
The more you know about a company, the more you can converse with the company representative and the more memorable you will be. If there is a line to their table, circulate around to others to let the crowd die down if possible and work your way back to their location.
|Tip: Get the interviewer’s business card.
If you are called for an interview, you will want to follow up with a letter that reinforces the points you made and the facts you learned.
|Tip: Maximize, Maximize, Maximize!
The lines might be daunting but don’t fail to maximize this opportunity. Talk to every company that fits your experience and ambitions. If you meet with 20 recruiters or hiring managers, at the end of the day you will know 20 people by name. That sure beats sending a blind resume to “Human Resources Director.”
|Tip: Plan a few key questions!
Be ready to ask intelligent questions like asking how your skills might be utilized within the framework of the company and by asking questions about relevant news within that organization. Make sure to ask the recruiter what he or she likes best about the corporate culture to better assess if that company is right for you.
|Tip: Wear Proper Business Attire
First impressions count! Business dress, clean and pressed, is always appropriate, limited jewelry, polished shoes, clean and neatly manicured hands, little to no perfume (some are sensitive to scents)…if you are a smoker, do not smoke before the Career Fair, but if you must, wash hands and brush your teeth to freshen your breath before entering. Smile!
Tip: After the Career Fair
Make notes during or immediately after the Career Fair regarding any conversations upon which you may need to follow up. Write thank you notes and/or send resumes to anyone with whom you had conversations relative to a position with their Company.