Help Wanted: Free workshops to help launch your career

In this week’s Help Wanted, we’re highlighting several free workshops to help you land a job and upcoming hiring events.

Career Solutions Community has announced free fall workshops, open to the public.

1.) Resume Writing Workshop: Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center

2.) Interview Skills Workshop: Oct. 15 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center; Oct. 29 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center

3.) Microsoft Excel for Beginners: Oct. 22 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 150

4.) Microsoft Word for Beginners: Oct. 20 from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center; Oct. 26  from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center

5.) Navigating LinkedIn Workshop: Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center

6.) Basics of Social Media: Oct. 29 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. in the Emerging Technology Center, Room 226

For more information, click here. All workshops are free and open to the public. To register call 270-534-3914.

Here are some hiring events coming up:

1.) Unified Staffing Job Fair For Continental Tire: Monday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mt. Vernon One Stop
333 Potomac Blvd.
Mt. Vernon, IL

Starting Pay: $10-$15 per hour

You’re strongly encouraged to register with Illinois Job Link by clicking here.

2.) AT&T hiring 60 workers for Cape Girardeau, Missouri, call center

AT$T is hiring 60 employees at its call center at 351 S. Silver Circle Road in Cape Girardeau. These positions are for U-verse Solutions call center sales representatives. The jobs are full time and offer benefits including health care and 401K contribution matching and raises every six months. New employees will receive 12 weeks of paid training and on-the-job support as they learn new job skills. 

You must be at least 18 years old, have six months experience operating a computer in a Windows-based environment, and the availability to work a flexible schedule that includes all hours of call center operation (Monday-Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.).

You’re strongly encouraged to apply online now by clicking here.

AT&T will have representative on site for the following job fair:

Cape Area Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22
Osage Centre
1525 N. Kingshighway
Cape Girardeau, MO

3.) Community Options hiring for Community Support Staff

Thursday, Oct. 22
Information Meetings at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
Kentucky Career Center
416 S. 6th Street
Paducah, KY

A video will be shown with information about the job, and then follow-up information on the hiring process will be provided.

For more information, contact the Kentucky Career Center by clicking here.

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