Monday, October 26, 2009

OEF/OIF Welcome Home event

The Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Welcome Home event is this Tuesday October 27th from 4:30PM to 7:30PM at the Phoenix Zoo the address is 455 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix 85008 (click for map)

For those taking the bus they can take catch Route 1 or Route 3 from the Central Station at Van Burren and Central and it will be a half hour ride straight to the zoo.

This event is open to all Veterans and the purpose will be to thank our veterans and provide them with medical service information, GI Bill, and home loan information, and connect them with with workforce opportunities.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided!

I hope you can attend or pass this information along

Project Homeless Connect Event

The next Project Homeless Connect will happen this Thursday, October 29 at
Chandler Christian Church from 7AM to 3:30PM

The address is 1825 S Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 (click for map)
The Chandler Christian Church is east of Alma School, south of the 202 and north of Germann Rd

Project Homeless Connect events offer instant access to the resources you need to start the journey back to health, financial stability and housing. This includes access to goods - like food and clothing - and services such as counseling and job placement.

Hope you can make it out to the event

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2nd Annual Homelessness Awareness Walk

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Join our walk in memory of Howard Marquardt who passed away July 25th on a park bench outside the Herberger Theater Center and in support of all those who experience homelessness every day. We will walk to build awareness of this pressing issue.

Come to educate the public and policy makers regarding the current status of homelessness in Maricopa.

Local service providers will have information booths at the capitol. Attendees will be able to learn about available services and social services agencies needs for in-kind items and volunteers.

The first 400 walkers will receive a free t-shirt!


Meet at Herberger Theater,
222 E Monroe St, Phoenix

Cross roads; South of Van Burren in between 2nd and 3rd St
Take any Bus or Light Rail that will stop at the Central Station

Walkers leave for Capitol

Walkers arrive at Capitol
Wesley Bolin Plaza
1700 W. Washington St.

Speakers at Capitol
Arizona House of Representative Chad Campbell

Friday, October 9, 2009

United States Census is Hiring

The United States Census is hiring 3,000 temporary workers to process 2010 U.S. Census forms in Phoenix.

Positions include data entry personnel, team leaders, document preparation clerks, sorter and scanner operations, check-in clerks and mail receipt/mail handlers.

Both full- and part-time workers are needed, and pay starts at $11.49 per hour plus an additional $3.35 per hour cash stipend in lieu of benefits. The jobs are all temporary and do not include benefits. The base wage goes up to as much as $17.36 per hour plus the $3.35 stipend.

Hiring for leadership positions is taking place through November.
Most of the other 3,000 hires will be made November through January, and the majority of jobs will end with the conclusion of the U.S. Census in July 2010.

People can submit their applications here.

To be eligible for employment, potential candidates must pass a criminal background check that includes fingerprinting, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be legally able to work in the United States and sign a sworn statement to protect Census data and pass a typing assessment test for some positions.

Please call 1-866-962-4133 for recorded information and updates. If you have a question please send an email to

Phoenix Job Fair

Job Fair
Wednesday, October 28th
2PM - 6PM
The University Of Phoenix Stadium (click for map)

You can reach the Stadium on by getting to Glendale Ave. and then taking the Route 70 west to the stadium which is near Glendale Ave. and 95th ave

Meet Phoenix Area Employers at the Career Expo

Register online here

Come so you can put a face to your resume.
the Career Expo will give you direct access to great local companies who are ready to hire talented people just like you. Add a personal impression to your resume by meeting hiring managers face to face.

This is a great opportunity to talk with many employers who don't always advertise all their open positions.

The Career Expo also provides you with educational workshops and a free resume review service.

Please come dressed to impress and bring copies of your resume.

Small list of employers attending
Casino Arizona
Child Care Resource & Referral
Circle K
Frys Food & Drug Store
Maricopa Workforce Connections
Shamrock Foods Company
Terros Behavioral Health Services
The Hertz Corporation
U.S. Airways
U.S. Census 2010
Wage Works