These help sustain careers & find talent!
The new means of communicating and networking will be available as a LinkedIn group--EaRN | Work Search Roundtable--with "subgroups" to focus networking geographically first in West Michigan, then in Michigan and the Midwest, and expanding out to the rest of the US and Canada.
Just when we thought things in West Michigan were just gloomy, Forbes magazine reports some good news! Nice to hear, but it still takes some effort to find the opportunities. The "low hanging fruit" jobs are not going to fall into anyone's lap. One needs to be 'proactive' to find the opportunities before 100s of folks apply for a particular position.
"The magazine says 18,000 employers in 100 metropolitan areas around the U.S. were surveyed by Manpower, and Grand Rapids-Wyoming has the largest percentage of employers (24%) who expect to increase their number of employees in the next three months." (Source: Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, June 14, 2011 newsletter) Forbes stated "Employers in all 50 states expect the bleak employment picture to perk up during the three-month period ending in September."
Are you or someone you know unemployed or underemployed in a job that isn’t earning enough to pay the bills? You’re not alone and Calvary’s Employment and Resource Network (EaRN) ministry is here to help.
EaRN @ Calvary has a new workshop meeting over eight weeks, June 16 – August 4, 6:30-8:00 pm. each Thursday in room 130/132 and topics will range from resumes and interview practices to retraining and dealing with rejection. Contact Linda at (616) 987-9046 to sign up for this FREE group. Walk-ins are also welcome.
These workshops will be held at Calvary Nondenominational Church, 707 East Beltline NE. Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525.
More information at the Calvary event page: http://www.calvarygr.org/events/earn-workshop
Map to Calvary Church: http://www.calvarygr.org/directions
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