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Simmons Bedding Company in Janesville is hiring (5/12/15)

Full-Time 2nd Shift Production Associates!

• Starting Wage of $13.45 per hour

• Manufacturing Experience Preferred

• Sewing, Forklift, Machine Operators, and Lean Experience

• 2nd Shift and Mandatory Overtime, including Saturdays required

• Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs., stand, walk, and perform continuous physical movements for full shift

• Health, Retirement, and Paid Time Off Benefits Available

  Affirmative Action Equal opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

 Subject to criminal background check and drug screen

 Drug-Free Working Environment

Apply with resume to:  https://jobs.sertasimmons.com/index.html or email to lbartlett@simmons.com.

Applications are not available on site/no phone calls please.

GCA Services Group (5/12/15)

General Custodians Needed

Rockford, IL - Full, Part Time, Night Shift, Weekend and On Call Custodial/Housekeeping Positions

Drug free workplace.  Must have reliable transportation.  Must submit to a criminal background check, results of which are not necessarily a bar to employment. EOE.

1st shifts, 2nd shifts, On-call shifts, and Night Shifts available.

General custodial cleaning duties:  Dusting, vacuuming, restroom cleaning, hard surface cleaning. Event set up and tear down (as directed) Floor Care, carpet extraction, waxing, burnishing (as directed), Lighting maintenance (as directed), Weekend work as needed.

Please apply in person Tuesday through Friday 8am - 4pm at 3445 Pyramid Drive, Rockford, IL 61109

SMG Part Time Event Staff at BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford, IL (5/12/15)

POSITION: Part Time Event Staff

DEPARTMENT: Guest and Security Services
REPORTS TO: Manager of Guest and Security Services
SMG, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has immediate openings for Part Time Event Staff at the BMO Harris Bank Center. Under direction of the Manager of Guest and Security Services, the Part Time Event Staff member’s primary responsibilities include the following functions in accordance with SMG policies.
 Provide the primary level of guest assistance in the seating area
 Required to have a thorough knowledge of building policies, procedures and event requirements
 Provide access control, crowd management and ensure the venue is safe for guests
 Operate the elevator with professionalism and courtesy
 Maintain restricted and barricaded areas for security purposes
 Assist entering patrons into the facility and scan all tickets for events
 Assist entering patrons into parking areas and collect admission
 Ability to understand and follow instructions
 Ability to work with minimum supervision and understand verbal and written instructions
 Must be friendly and personable with excellent customer service skills
 Must be a team player and work well with others
 Ability to work flexible hours including days, nights, weekends and holidays based on the event schedule
 Ability to walk, sit and stand for long periods of time on hard-surface floor
NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
 High school diploma
 Must be 18 years of age
 Hiring at $8.25 per hour
To apply for this position, you can either email your application to humanresources@smgrockford.com or fax it to 815-380-6489.
Applications are available on our website www.thebmoharrisbankcenter.com and at the BMO Harris Bank Center Security Desk on Church Street
No Phone Calls Please
SMG is an Equal Opportunity Employee
Position Announcement: Part Time Event Staff
Facility Name : BMO Harris Bank Center, Rockford IL
Date Opened: May 12, 2015 Closing Date: May 19, 2015



QPS Employment Group (5/5/15)

QPS Employment Group -  5 1st shift and 2 2nd shift positions available in Monticello.  The schedule is 1st shift 6am-4:30pm M-Th some Fri and 2nd shift is M-Th 4:30pm-3am some Fri.  The pay is $9 for 1st and $9.25 for 2nd.  Interested candidates call 608-325-4690.

Furst Staffing

Willowglen Academy

Visit the Freeport Housing Authority Empowerment Center to apply in person - April 29th 2:00 pm

Ben's Soft Pretzels Rockford and Machesney Park locations (4/22/15)

Seeking Managers and Team Members (Food Services) 

Local store managers needed for new locations opening inside Meijer Stores; also looking for full and part time team members. Experience in the food industry, cashiering, customer service, and bakery desired. Some baking and light store cleaning. Wage based on skills and experience. Training is provided.  Additional information is available by logging on to www.IllinoisJobLink.com and searching by the company name (Ben’s Soft Pretzels).  Email Resume to don@benspretzels.com indicate in your email that you heard about the position from IllinoisJobLink.com and The Workforce Connection.

 Schafer Fisheries (4/22/14)

Schafer Fisheries (Thomson, Il) has multiple openings, primarily for 2nd shift. Refer to www.illinoisjoblink.com for further details.

Highland Community College Employment Opportunities

Open Positions Posted Online



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The How-To on Job Fairs



Job fairs, we’ve all been to one, right? Wrong; there are many people who have never been to a job fair and others who have been but don’t know how to make the most out of the experience. That’s what Illinois workNet is here to help you! 

Job fairs are an opportunity for people in any situation to network and potentially find new employment. This is a time where you can find Professionals, Students, Unemployed Individuals, Veterans, and others all gathered together with one goal in mind: SUCCESS!

Some people have no problems making great connections and showing off their talents at a job fair, but others may lack the social skills or knowledge of how job fairs work to fully take advantage of the benefits. There are many resources out there that can help, but it’s hard to target those that are actually helpful and reliable.

Here are tips that can help anyone make the most out of their job fair experience.

Job Fair Preparation:
  1. Pre-Register – Some job fairs require you to register, check out the event website or flyer to find out if you need to and how.
  2. Dress for Success – You will be meeting people who could be potential employers, make a good first impression by dressing business casual or business professional.
  3. Bring Copies of your Updated Resume – Many employers will ask to see your resume, make sure you bring enough copies to go around. Be prepared that some employers cannot accept hard copies of your resume.
  4. Research Employers – Get a list of employers that are going to be at the job fair, research their company so you know a little about them beforehand. Prepare questions to ask them beforehand.
  5. VETERANS – Use Illinois workNet Resources to translate your Military Skills to Civilian Skills so you can let employers will understand what skills you have that could benefit their company.
  6. Create your 30-Second Elevator Speech – This is your opening statement to employers that gives them an idea of where you’ve worked, what skills you have, and how you can benefit their company as an employee.
Tips to stand out:
  1. Time Management – Make sure you allot yourself enough time to make it to all of the booths, or at least those you know you’d like to visit.
  2. Network – Mingle with the other people at the event, not just the employers. Networking includes potential employers, past employers and co-workers.
  3. Get Business Cards – Following up with Potential Employers is your job, make sure you get their business card so you have contact information.
  4. Act Professional – Watch how you act and behave, stand up straight, don’t fidget, do not chew gum, and speak clearly.
  5. Stay Positive – Being with so many others that are also job-searching can be overwhelming, but keeping a positive attitude when engaging with others and the employers will show confidence.
  6. Carry a Folder or Portfolio – Having a folder or portfolio will keep your resume easily accessible while also giving you something to store employer handouts and literature in.
After the Job Fair:
  1. Take Notes – Write down notes about conversations you had, who you spoke to, opportunities you encountered, and anything else you don’t want to forget.
  2. Follow-Up – Now that you’ve made some connections, follow-up with them via email or LinkedIn with a ‘Thank You’ letter. This will ensure employers will remember you while building a relationship with them.
  3. Keep Track – Create a system or spreadsheet that you can use to keep track of employers you’ve contacted, potential job leads, when and how and to who you sent your resume, etc.
Next time you’re at a job fair, make sure to remember these tips so you can put your best foot forward and make the most of it!

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