Sunday, January 24, 2010

Employment, updated

Job searches can be frustrating, confusing and overwhelming. The RPL is here to help.

Along with our AmeriCorps volunteers who are available at local branches to help with job searches and applications, we have compiled an updated list of local resources and businesses that are currently hiring, as well as new search engines and upcoming job fairs to make your search a little less painful.

Upcoming job fairs

Virginia Employment Commission - click here for more information

When: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Where: 711 Moorefield Park Drive
Suite K
Who is hiring:
GoodCents will be hosting a job fair to fill the following:
Up to 6 HVAC Technician,
Up to 6 Weatherization Technician, and
up to 3 HVAC Technical Resource Managers

Diversity Job Fair in Richmond, VA
(Attending employers have not yet been listed, but check back for updates.)
Click here to view details.

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Where: Comfort Inn
3200 West Broad Street
Richmond VA 23230

Local employment opportunities

School Districts:

City of Richmond - click here for current employment opportunities

Henrico County

Chesterfield County (no current opportunities appear to be listed)

Hanover County (current openings are listed on the left hand side of the page)

Local Colleges:
VCU employment

Virginia Union employment

University of Richmond employment

Local Businesses:

Current openings with the YMCA of Greater Richmond - click here

Current openings with Altria

Current openings with HCA Health System

Current openings with First Market Bank

Current openings with Bon Secours

An additional search engine

Of note, appears to be an additional great resource for job searches in general. It is a clear, concise site that is not crowded with advertisements, confusing drop-down lists and side bars. a search engine that compiles jobs from thousands of job sites and job boards, including but not limited to other search engines (i.e., company websites and more.

In addition, you can save and view your past searches, as well as search by salary, company, and location. There are forums on the site for local job discussions, and you can subscribe to the service to receive email updates about jobs in your area - but according to your specifications only, so you won't be inundated with nonsense jobs across the country. Click here for tips and FAQ about Indeed.

Have an additional service you've been using that you don't see here? Thoughts about resources we should know about? Let us know and leave your ideas in the comments.

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