U.S. Census Bureau hopes to recruit college students with job fair - Columbia Missourian

U.S. Census Bureau hopes to recruit college students with job fair - Columbia Missourian

U.S. Census Bureau hopes to recruit college students with job fair - Columbia Missourian

Posted: 31 Jan 2020 12:00 PM PST

State Rep. Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, positioned himself behind a table at the MU Student Center alongside U.S. Census Bureau staff to engage with potential bureau workers Friday morning.  

Kendrick was there to encourage people to potentially work for the Census Bureau and also raise awareness of the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census through a job fair held in conjunction with the bureau. 

"The U.S. Census is such a critical component to state, local municipality and county funding through federal programs," Kendrick said. "It's also obviously critical to get a proper count of people in the state and in the area."

College students would make great census takers because of the high rate of pay and the flexibility of the job schedule, Kendrick said. That is why the fair was held in the student center.

"I think that while the positions are temporary, $17 an hour is a good wage for student," Kendrick said. 

He also thinks the flexibility of the position is especially helpful for students with a difficult course load. In addressing the issue of student debt, Kendrick thinks the job's wages could help offset costs of tuition or go toward living expenses. 

MU sophomore Anton Alesna attended Friday's fair and was most attracted to the high wages offered by the job.

Alesna has been looking for a job he could work over the summer when he goes home to Illinois. He applied for the census taker position online after hearing about the pay.

He heard about the fair and decided to stop by to get more information about what the job entails. 

"It's pretty cool because this only happens like once every 10 years, so I might as well just take the opportunity," Alesna said. "And I heard they needed some people, so I was just like, 'I might as well do it.'"

From Kendrick's experience speaking to previous census takers, he also thinks there's a sense of civic pride when people help fulfill the requirements of the census.

He said he doesn't know details about future job fairs, but he hopes to organize more in the future. 

Supervising editor is Kaleigh Feldkamp. 

Employment Opportunities Available Through Clearfield CareerLink | GantNews.com - GANT News

Posted: 30 Jan 2020 10:04 PM PST

CLEARFIELD – The following employment opportunities are available through the Clearfield CareerLink office.

If interested, please apply in person at: 1125 Linden St., in Clearfield, or call 814-765-8118.  No fees are required. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Full-time Positions

*Mental Health Case Manager 13600585 14.75-15.23/Hour Bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, counseling, sociology, nursing, or related field.
*Corrections Officer 13601579 D.O.E Ability to work up to 16 hours within a rolling 24-hour period.
*Business Intelligence Leader 13601711 D.O.E Bachelor's or master's degree in the field of computer science, data science or related field.

Fiscal Manager

13601775 D.O.E Degree in accounting, business management or related field strongly preferred.
*Sales Gun Department 13604542 D.O.E Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
*Social Service / Clerical 13604575 D.O.E 2-year experience working with the public preferred.
*Registered Nurse 13604952 D.O.E Minimum 5 years' experience as a Registered Nurse.
*Registered Nurse, Emergency Dept. 13611742 D.O.E Appropriate nursing practice/experience (in the past three years).
*Manufacturing Team Member 13611783 16.50-17.25/Hour Able to stand for a 12-hour shift.

Part-time Positions

Donation Wares Processor 13584366 7.52/Hour Must be able to lift/carry 25 pounds without assistance for entire shift.
Dishwasher 13584546 D.O.E Experience a plus, employer will train.
Waitress 13584552 D.O.E Experience a plus, employer will train.
Lowes Multiple Positions 13591672 10.60+/Hour Full / Part-time / Seasonal positions available. Applicants must have computer skills.
Dietary Aides 13591745 8.40+/Hour


Food service experience preferred, employer will train.
Cosmetologist 13591752 7.25/Hour Both full and part-time available. Must have current stylist license.
*Classroom Assistant 13604395 7.28-11/Hour Must be able to pass background check, clearances.
*Home Care Aide 1360153513601539 10.05/Hour Full and Part-time available. Must have driver's license and reliable transportation, pass drug screen.
*Bakery / Deli Worker 13601846 8/Hour Experience preferred, will consider customer service, cashier, retail background.

Check out online at www.pacareerlink.pa.gov or find on Facebook at Clearfield CareerLink.

All services are free of charge to job seekers looking for work and to employers looking for employees. All CareerLink services are free of charge.

Job titles with an asterisk (*) in front indicates new job postings for this report period.

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Teen Volunteer & Job Fair seeks local businesses, organizations: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Rid - cleveland.com

Posted: 31 Jan 2020 03:22 PM PST

AVON, Ohio -- Do you know a teenager in search of a summer job or looking for a place to volunteer?

The Avon Branch Library is planning a Teen Volunteer & Job Fair to connect kids with businesses hiring students ages 16 to 18 for summer and part-time jobs, and local organizations offering volunteer opportunities for students ages 12 to 16.

Avon Library

The Avon Library is hosting a Teen Volunteer & Job Fair at Avon High School on March 30. (Photo Courtesy of Avon Library)

The fair will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 30 at Avon High School, 37545 Detroit Road. Event organizers are currently soliciting for businesses and organizations that would like to be part of the fair.

"The Avon Branch Library has a teen volunteer program and has always had a yearly event to get new students involved," said Donna Kelly Sprinkle, Avon Branch manager. "Several years ago, we began inviting some other local organizations offering teen volunteer opportunities to attend.

"This year, we are expanding again to include job opportunities, and are partnering with the Avon High School, as we are limited by space at the Avon Branch Library. The goal is to provide a convenient way for students and local businesses and organizations to connect and give students the information and tools needed to successfully get involved in their community or start their first job."

Sprinkle has already received confirmation from the following organizations offering volunteer opportunities: Avon Branch Library, Youth Challenge, Lorain County MetroParks, French Creek YMCA and Friendship APL.

Businesses planning to attend include Mitchell's, Avon Pool, Pinehaven Garden Center, Lake Erie Crushers, YMCA and Avon Branch Library.

"Lorain County Community College will be there to provide information and mini-presentations on job interviewing and application, job etiquette and other information to help students succeed as they go into the volunteer and work world," said Sprinkle.

For more information, or to participate, contact Sprinkle at 440-934-4743 extension 404, or email at dkelly@lpls.info.

The Lorain County Library's Main Branch plans to host a similar event from 2 to 4 p.m. March 7 at the library, and the North Ridgeville Branch Library will have a fair at North Ridgeville High School from 6 to 8 p.m. April 23.


ABC ZZ's, Brew Kettle, Slyman's update: There has been lots of activity at the corner of Detroit and Jaycox roads as construction crews work to complete renovations on the new Avon Brewing Company presents ZZ's Big Top pub.

Mathias Hauck, ABC co-founder/co-owner, confirmed this week that barring any weather-related or inspection/permit issue delays, the owners are planning to open in early March, prior to St. Patrick's Day.

The inside of the former ZZ's Big Top has been completely gutted. New windows were recently installed and concrete was poured for handicapped parking spaces.

Last spring, Planning Commission officials received plans for a proposed Brew Kettle restaurant in Avon. Bobby Johnston, representing Brew Kettle/MPG Architects, requested approval from the commission on the site plan for a proposed 11,460-square-foot, two-story restaurant and tenant to be located on the south side of Just Imagine Drive east of Nagel Road.

Over the course of several months, plans were revised. Last month, Johnston presented final development plans for a now slightly smaller 7,435-square-foot Brew Kettle Restaurant with a patio, to be located at 33287 Just Imagine Drive. Construction will begin soon.

And, yes, Slyman's is still planning a location in Avon. Back in June of last year, Dean Spong of Vocon (architecture and design firm) requested approval from the Planning Commission of the amended site plan for the proposed 7,415-square-foot Slyman's Tavern to be located on Just Imagine Drive, east of Nagel Road. No word on when construction will begin.

Craft studio coming: A new craft/creativity studio called Pinspiration is coming to Avon in the newly constructed plaza on the corner of Detroit and Jaycox roads (across from Martin's Deli).

There are currently 47 locations in the United States, and the Avon location will be the first in Ohio. According to information from the company's website, the concept is that guests first select a project from dozens of current craft options, including art, decor, gifts and accessories. Second, guests should contact the studio for a reservation (walk-ins welcome). The studio provides the project kits, tutorials and all the supplies to allow guests to personalize a project.

Guests are also able to bring in beverages (wine) or snacks. Finally, complete your project and take it home. The studio is available to host kids parties, adult parties, corporate outings, showers and fundraisers.

The website notes that the studio will open in the spring. For more information, go to pinspiration.com/locations/avon or email avon@pinspiration.com.

Hunger campaign chairperson: Dr. Rebecca Starck, president of the Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital, was recently named the 2020 Harvest for Hunger honorary chairperson. Harvest for Hunger is an annual food and funds campaign that takes place every spring. The Harvest for Hunger Campaign kick offs Feb. 25 and runs through mid-April.

Pennies for Patients campaign: Avon Heritage Elementary School recently kicked off its Pennies for Patients campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students will be collecting monetary donations over the next few weeks.

The school is hosting a community-wide Painting Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 7 in the North cafeteria at the school, 35575 Detroit Road. Cost is $20 per person and includes selection of random ceramic pieces, ranging in price from $5 to $20 (larger pieces are available at an additional cost). Pizza and drinks will also be available for purchase.

All proceeds will be donated to Pennies 4 Patients. To register, go to signup.com/go/zxEFZwr.

Cheerleaders: Good luck to the Avon High School competitive cheer squad as they compete at the National High School Cheerleading Championship (Universal Cheerleading Association) at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Feb. 6-10. The event is nationally televised on ESPN and ESPN2. The Avon cheerleaders qualified for Nationals back in October. This is the first time in more than a decade that Avon High School is competing at Nationals.

Winter stargazing: Suzie Dills of Starry Trails will present an exploration of the winter night sky from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 for families at the Avon Branch Library. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, as the program will be held partially outdoors. In the event of cloudy or severe weather, the event will move indoors. Pre-registration is required; call 440-934-4743

Library renovations update: An open house will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Avon Branch Library. Bialosky Cleveland will be on hand to share the concept design and site plan for the proposed renovation and expansion to the Avon Branch Library.

Dean's list: Jared Schlachet has qualified for the Fall 2019 Dean's list (3.4 GPA or higher) at Seton Hall University.


New law director: City Council members recently voted to name Gary Ebert as the city's new law director. David Graves had been serving as interim law director for the past few weeks and will return to his original position as assistant law director for the city.

Graves was appointed interim director after long-time Avon Lake Law Director Abe Lieberman recently resigned to devote more time to his full-time senior legal counsel position at O'Toole, McLaughlin, Dooley & Pecora Co. in Sheffield.

According to Avon Lake City Council President Marty O'Donnell, Ebert was the former law director for Bay Village for several years and also served on Bay Village City Council. Ebert's private practice is with the Westlake law firm of Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash.

"He comes with a wealth of municipal government, business and zoning law experience which should be an asset for Avon Lake as new developments and businesses continue to move into Avon Lake," said O'Donnell.

Hinkley tax abatement: City Council members recently voted to give Hinkley (formerly known as Hinkley Lighting) a 15-year, 100 percent tax abatement under the Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) program for the construction of a new, approximately 100,000-square-foot building at its campus at 33000 Pin Oak Parkway.

The CRA program is an economic development tool administered by municipal and county governments that provides real property tax exemptions for property owners who renovate existing or construct new buildings.

According to the city's economic development director Ted Esborn, Hinkley has been in Avon Lake since 2012. The expansion project will create 20 new jobs in the three years, after the new building is complete. In addition, there are 24 jobs that would have left Avon Lake were it not for this project.

Hinkely recently purchased Regency Ceiling Fans, thus creating the need for more space.

Scholarships available: The Kiwanis Club of Avon Lake offers scholarships for any Avon Lake senior in high school (regardless of school attending). Applications are available on the Avon Lake High School guidance website (avonlakecityschools.org). Applications are due in to the guidance office by the end of the school day March 11.

Kiwanis is a service organization dedicated to improving the lives of children around the world. It has awarded over $96,000 in scholarships to Avon Lake seniors in the last six years. For information regarding Kiwanis, call 440-225-8686.

Rock and Roll history: Heritage Avon Lake presents "Rock and Roll History: A Journey in Sounds -- 1949 to 1964" at 1 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Waugaman Gallery at the Avon Lake Public Library. Dr. Joel Keller will highlight basic music theory before covering historical, cultural and other related information. Keller is a North Ridgeville resident.


Presidential scholar candidate: Lake Ridge Academy senior Connie Tian (Strongsville) is one of only 3,900 candidates nationwide selected for the United States Presidential Scholar Program. The program recognizes top graduating seniors for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and service to school and community. The United States Department of Education and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars monitors the program. Tian will find out in May if she is one of the 141 finalists.

Unity Quilt: A Community Art Project is currently taking place at the North Ridgeville Branch Library. Residents are invited to create paper quilt squares that promote unity and equality through drawings, poetry, song lyrics, inspirational quotes and photography. Paper squares are available at the library throughout the month, or artists can use their own 6-inch-by-6-inch squares.

Donations needed: The shelves at the North Ridgeville Community Care food pantry, 34015 Center Ridge Road (behind Arby's), are becoming bare. Food items currently needed include boxed cereal, instant oatmeal (large boxes or packets), pancake mix and syrup, soup (tomato and chicken noodle), meat (frozen, fresh or canned), pork 'n' beans, boxed potatoes, sugar, flour, coffee, mustard, ketchup and mayonnaise.

Office hours/days for donation drop-offs are 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 2:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Benefit concert: The North Ridgeville High School Music Department will present a Solo and Ensemble Recital at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Early Childhood Learning Community, 5490 Mills Creek Lane, to benefit North Ridgeville Community Care. Admission to the event is monetary or food donations. Items needed for the food pantry include peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, canned goods, pasta, pasta sauces and cereal.

Baseball/softball registration: The 2020 North Ridgeville Parks and Recreation Baseball/Softball Registration is currently open. Sign up online (northridgeville.recdesk.com) or in person before Feb. 28 to receive an Early Bird rate. After Feb. 28, the program fee increases by $10. For more information, contact Brandon Sweet via email at bsweet@nridgeville.org or phone at 440-353-0880.

Garden Club meeting: The Garden Club of North Ridgeville will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the North Ridgeville Public Library. Speaker Pam Sikora (a.k.a. Nature Pam) will present "Yellowstone: Beauty of the Land." Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call 440-365-8522 or go to northridgevillegardenclub.com.

Theater production: "Sister Act," the musical comedy based on the 1992 film, opens soon at the Olde Towne Hall Theatre, 36119 Center Ridge Road. Show dates/times include 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-15, Feb. 21-22, Feb. 28-29 and March 6-7; and at 3 p.m. March 8. To purchase tickets, go to oldetownehall.wixsite.com/oldetownehalltheatre or call the theater and leave a voicemail at 440-327-2909.

Underground Railroad in Lorain County: Amanda Davidson, from the Lorain County Historical Society, will discuss Lorain County's connection to the Underground Railroad and the anti‑slavery contributions made by Ohioans during a special program from 3 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the North Ridgeville Branch Library Inc. Pre-registration is required; call 440-327-8326.

President's list: Emily Essi was named to the College of Charleston Fall 2019 President's list (3.9 GPA or higher). Essi is a finance major.

If you have news to share regarding an event, award or other interesting tidbit happening in Avon or Avon Lake, and North Ridgeville send me an email at jshortavon@aol.com. The column's online version is at Cleveland.com/Avon, which offers direct links for many of the news items listed.

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