When this second-generation family-owned manufacturer contacted me for help in hiring a New Parts Coordinator, I thought it would be a quick and easy search to fill this position. Not so! I keep hitting dead-ends and I’m hoping you may know someone qualified and interested.
For this mechanical manufacturer of components, the role will be a liaison between customer service, sales, engineering, and production. The Coordinator will work with this team to identify and procure products and components needed by customers, but not currently manufactured or distributed by this company.
Since product development is crucial for the growth of almost any business, this job will be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding one. But that’s just the start of what makes it great! Continue Reading »
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I met my husband for lunch yesterday at Smitty’s On The Corner in downtown St. Charles. Their fast, friendly service and tasty food is plenty of reason to grin. But yesterday there was an extra and unexpected reason to smile. Continue Reading »
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It’s refreshing when businesses think creatively about their staffing needs, exploring nontraditional options in their hiring. Refreshing, but also a little daunting as this search for a part-time Administrative Assistant illustrates!
These two small businesses work collaboratively in consulting for other entrepreneurs. Each company needs someone to Continue Reading »
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The IDES website confirms that the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program (EUC) has been continued and extended through recent legislation by the US Congress. This was part of the “fiscal cliff” deal reached at the end of 2012. The extension is granted for one year, through December of 2013.
The program overall has four tiers. However, the availability of tiers varies from state to state, depending upon specific criteria as to the state’s economic recovery. Tiers for Illinois changed in 2012 Continue Reading »
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With the federal emergency unemployment compensation program ending soon, many long-term unemployed workers are hoping that 2013 will be a lucky year for them in finding new jobs. To that end, I’m offering courtesy interviews and/or resume reviews for 13 lucky people. You don’t even need to wait until the new year!
Meetings will be scheduled for after the end of the world (aka, December 21st) and before the end of the EUC (aka, December 29th). Well, ok …. I’m only in the office on December 26th, 27th, and 28th within that date range. So that’s when we’ll schedule the meetings.
This offer is for local individuals who currently reside in the greater metropolitan Chicago area (yes, that includes the far west suburbs, DeKalb, Sycamore, and possibly Rockford)! All you have to do is send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask for a meeting. Be sure to mention that you saw this on my blog! =)
Happy new year, peeps!
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The federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program ends as of Saturday, December 29th, just a little over two weeks from now. When the program ends, no additional federal unemployment benefits will be available ~ even if you have a remaining balance and even if you’re still in an active benefit year. Depending upon when you certify, you might receive one more distribution after the 29th (to cover the period through that date), but then it’s done.
We are already seeing an upswing in the number of new resumes, as well as the number of people who are willing to consider temporary work after the first of the year. If you are one of the long-term unemployed workers whose benefits will end soon, you may want to be proactive now in opening additional doors!
It is possible that Congress will enact legislation to extend a couple of the federal EUC tiers. Possible, but unlikely imo.
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Holy smoke, yesterday was a record-setting day for traffic on my blog! More than double the highest previous number of visits for one day.
Thanks to my readers, both regular visitors and one-time guests. I can tell from my site analytics that many of you are coming here with questions about collecting unemployment benefits. I learn from your questions and concerns, and I’m sure my other readers do too.
Please be aware that I work full-time as a recruiter and staffing consultant. I do my best to respond to all comments and inquiries as speedily as possible, a portion of which I post for everyone to see. But the reality is that I do this on a voluntary basis as time permits. My top priority is finding great new employees for some great local companies.
The happy news is that we’ve been really buried with active searches for our client companies for several months. You can see that I haven’t even done my regular weekly posts during that time! Alas, that means that I need to beg your patience with me if I don’t get to your question as speedily as either of us might wish.
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