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February 2016 Job Fairs

February 2016
Ingham ISD Schools Educational Job Fair o When: February 2, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM o Where: Ingham ISD, 2630 W. Howell Rd. Mason, MI 48854 o More info: Call 877-974-6338, ext. 132n or visit http://www.edustaff.org.

  o When: February 2-3, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM o Where: Isabella Michigan Works! Service Center, 5889 E. Broadway St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 o More info: Visit http://www.harborfreight.com/corporate_opportunities.html.

 Advomas 1-Day Hiring Fair o When: February 3, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM o Where: 1607 E. Big Beaver Rd. Troy, MI 48083 o More info: Call 248-989-4200

 Speedway Open Interviews o When: February 3, 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM o Where: Career Quest Learning Centers, 3215 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Lansing, MI 48910 o More info: Call 517-853-7204

 Whelan Security Job Fair o When: February 4, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 o More info: Call 734-714-9814

 Advantage Sales and Marketing Job Fair o When: February 4, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 o More info: Call 734-714-9814

 Covenant Cleaning Building and Maintenance Services Job Fair o When: February 4, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197 o More info: Call 734-714-9814

 Detroit Tigers Job Fair o When: February 4, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM o Where: Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest Dr. Ferndale, MI 48220 o More info: Visit http://www.bit.ly/23oyZXK

 Montcalm Area ISD Winter Job Fair o When: February 9, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM o Where: Montcalm Area ISD, Michigan/Huron Rooms, 621 New St. Stanton, MI 48888 o More info: Call 877-974-6338 or visit http://www.edustaff.org.

 Community Job Fair o When: February 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM o Where: Wyoming Campus of Kentwood Community Church, 2950 Clyde Park Wyoming, MI 49509 o More info: Call Kristina Herron, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 616-455-1740

 Charlevoix-Emmet ISD Winter Job Fair o When: February 10, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM o Where: Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, 8568 Mercer Rd. Charlevoix, MI 49720 o More info: Call 877-974-6338

 Single Company Job Fair for Mercy Plus Home Healthcare o When: February 16, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM o Where: Great Lakes Bay Michigan Works! Saginaw Service Center, 312 E. Genesee St. Saginaw, MI 48607 o More info: Visit https://www.facebook.com/Great-Lakes-Bay-Michigan-Works466116203532563/?fr

 Home Builder’s Association Great Lakes Builder’s Show and Hiring Event o When: February 17-18, 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM o Where: Suburban Collection Showcase, 46100 Grand River Ave. Novi, MI 48374 o More info: Visit http://www.greatlakesbuildersshow.com/education-events/ or call 248348-5600

 Muskegon Public Schools Winter Job Fair o When: February 17, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM o Where: Hackley Administration Building, Room 205, 349 W. Webster Rd. Muskegon, MI 49440 o More info: Call 877-974-6338 or visit http://www.edustaff.org.

 LCC Job and Internship Fair o When: February 23, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM o Where: LCC West Campus, 5708 Cornerstone Dr. Lansing, MI 48917 o More info: Visit http://www.lcc.edu/ces/workthere/

 Kent ISD Winter Job Fair o When: February 24, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM o Where: Kent ISD Educational Services Building, 2930 Knapp St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 o More info: Call 877-974-6338 or visit http://www.edustaff.org.

This job posting is courtesy of Buddy-to-Buddy Veteran Volunteer program.  Buddy-to-Buddy is not affiliated with Antioch International Ministries or Valor Military Ministry in any way.  Thank you for reading our post & may God bless you with His divine favor in your job search.

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December 2015 Job Fairs

MICHIGAN JOB FAIRS LIST
December 2015
 Extreme Transportation, Inc. Hiring Event
o When: December 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Service Center, 114 S. Greenville West Dr. Greenville, MI 48838
o More info: Visit http://www.extremetransportinc.com.
 Rochester College’s Fall Job Fair
o When: December 2, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
o Where: Rochester College Theater, 800 W. Avon Rd. Rochester Hills, MI 48307
o More info: Call 248-218-2176 or visit http://www.rc.edu/career-services/job-fairs/
 Grand Rapids Job Fair
o When: December 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3333 28th St. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
o More info: Call 616-949-9222
 Malace HR Job Fair
o When: December 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call Michigan Works! At 734-714-9814 or call Malace at 248-720-2500.
 Advantage Sales & Marketing Job Fair
o When: December 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814
FasTemps Job Fair
o When: December 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814 or email fastemps@aol.com.
 METS for Jackson Public Schools Job Fair
o When: December 3, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: South Central Michigan Works! Office, 209 E. Washington St. Ste. 100 Jackson, MI 49201
o More info: Call 517-647-7765
 LGC Associates, LLC Job Fair
o When: December 3, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814
 GDI Omni, Inc. Job Fair
o When: December 3, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814
 Veteran Employability Boot Camp
o When: December 7-11, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! 43630 Hayes St. Clinton Twp., MI 48036
o More info: Call 586-574-2183
 Sales Jobs Network Sales Recruiting Event
o When: December 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
o Where: Embassy Suites, 19525 Victor Pkwy. Livonia, MI 48152
o More info: Call 877-777-1037
 Whelan Security Job Fair
o When: December 17, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Cal 734-714-9814 or 248-306-9076
 Combined Insurance Employer of the Day
o When: December 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Kalamazoo Service Center, 1601 S. Burdick St. Kalamazoo, MI 49001
o More info: Call 269-383-2536 or visit http://www.bit.ly/1PX7jTv
 New Year, New Job! Career Expo
o When: December 30, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Embassy Suites, 19525 Victor Pkwy. Livonia, MI 48152
o More info: Call 734-956-4550

This job posting is courtesy of Buddy-to-Buddy Veteran Volunteer program.  Buddy-to-Buddy is not affiliated with Antioch International Ministries or Valor Military Ministry in any way.  Thank you for reading our post & may God bless you with His divine favor in your job search.

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November 2015 Job Fairs

MICHIGAN JOB FAIRS LIST
November 2015
Potbelly Hiring Fair
o When: November 9, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
o Where: Livonia Michigan Works! Service Center, 30246 Plymouth Rd. Livonia, MI 48150
o More info: Call 734-513-4900
PSCU Hiring Open House
o When: November 10, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
o Where: PSCU, 17475 Federal Dr. Allen Park, MI 48101
o More info: Visit http://pscu.com/careers.
Industry Sponsored TACOM TS3 Industry Seminar, Job Fair
o When: November 10, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
o Where: 7205 Sterling Ponds Ct. Sterling Heights, MI 48312
o More info: Call 586-604-5024 or email tleclarie@feditc.com
Skilled Trades Job Fair
o When: November 11, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
o Where: Schoolcraft College, VisTaTech Center – DiPonio Room, 18600 Haggerty Rd. Livonia, MI 48152
o More info: Contact Kimberly Allen-Bradfiled at kbradfie@schoolcraft.edu or 734-462-7462
Community Job Fair
o When: November 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Kentwood Community Church – Wyoming Campus, 2950 Clyde Park Ave. Wyoming, MI
o More info: http://www.michiganworkska.org/job-fair-information
Crystal Mountain Career Fair
o When: November 12, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
o Where: Crystal Mountain Conference Center, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, MI 49683
o More info: Call 231-378-2055
Engineering Society of Detroit, Engineering and Technology Job Fair
o When: November 16, 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
o Where: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Dr. Novi, MI 48374
o More info: Call 248-353-0735
Grand Rapids Job Fair
o When: November 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Ramada Plaza Hotel, 3333 28th St. Kentwood, MI
o More info: Visit http://www.michiganworkska.org/job-fair-information
Masterson Staffing Solutions Job Fair
o When: November 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814, ext. 49814
Toys ‘R’ Us Job Fair
o When: November 19, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814, ext. 49814
Professional Recruiters Job Fair
o When: November 19, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814, ext. 49814
Novi-Detroit Career Expo
o When: November 20, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 27000 S. Karevich Dr. Novi, MI 48377
o More info: Call 734-956-4550 or email novi@jobfairgiant.com.

This job posting is courtesy of Buddy-to-Buddy Veteran Volunteer program.  Buddy-to-Buddy is not affiliated with Antioch International Ministries or Valor Military Ministry in any way. Thank you for reading our post & may God bless you with His divine favor in your job search.

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Veteran Job Fairs for August 2015

Veterans Day 2011

Blessed is the Nation Whose God is the Lord…Psalm 33:12                                                      

August 2015

Kelly Services Recruiting Job Fair
o When: August 11, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Center Flint, 711 N. Saginaw St. Suite 30, Flint, MI 48503
o More info: Call 810-667-3077
WSI Employer of the Day Hiring Event
o When: August 11, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Three Rivers Service Center, 16587 Enterprise Dr. Three Rivers, MI 49093
o More info: Call 269-273-2717
Community Job Fair
o When: August 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Kent Community Church – Wyoming, 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW Wyoming, MI 49509
o More info: Call 616-336-2393
Sales Jobs Network Sales Recruiting Event
o When: August 12, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
o Where: Embassy Suites, 19525 Victor Pkwy. Livonia, MI 48152
o More info: Call 877-777-1037
Kelly Services Recruiting Job Fair
o When: August 13, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Center Flint, 711 N. Saginaw St. Suite 30 Flint, MI 48503
o More info: Call 810-667-3077
Kelly Services Recruiting Job Fair
o When: August 18, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Center Flint, 711 N. Saginaw St. Suite 30 Flint, MI 48503
o More info: Call 810-667-3077
WSI Employer of the Day Hiring Event
o When: August 18, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Three Rivers Service Center, 16587 Enterprise Dr. Three Rivers, MI 49093
o More info: Call 269-273-2717
Kelly Services Recruiting Job Fair
o When: August 20, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Center Flint, 711 N. Saginaw St. Suite 30 Flint, MI 48503
o More info: Call 810-667-3077
Kelly Services Recruiting Job Fair
o When: August 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Center Flint, 711 N. Saginaw St. Suite 30 Flint, MI 48503
o More info: Call 810-667-3077
WSI Employer of the Day Hiring Event
o When: August 25, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Three Rivers Service Center, 16587 Enterprise Dr. Three Rivers, MI 49093
o More info: Call 269-273-2717
Kelly Services Recruiting Job Fair
o When: August 27, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Center Flint, 711 N. Saginaw St. Suite 30 Flint, MI 48503
o More info: Call 810-667-3077
Supply Chain & Logistics Career Expo
o When: August 31, 9:00 AM – 3:00

o Where: Automotive Hall of Fame, 21400 Oakwood Blvd. Dearborn, MI 48124
o More info: Call 313-240-4000

This job posting is courtesy of Buddy-to-Buddy Veteran Volunteer program.  Buddy-to-Buddy is not affiliated with Antioch International Ministries or Valor Military Ministry in any way. Thank you for reading our post & may God bless you with His divine favor in your job search.

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March 2015 Job Fairs

MICHIGAN JOB FAIRS LIST
March 2015
 Michigan Educational Transportation Services (METS) Job Fair
o When: March 10, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
o Where: South Central Michigan Works! Office, 209 E. Washington St. Jackson, MI 49201
o More info: Call 517-647-7765
 Community Job Fair
o When: March 11, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Kentwood Community Church – Wyoming, 2950 Clyde Park Ave. SW Wyoming, MI 49509
o More info: Visit http://michiganworkska.org/job-fair-information/ or call 616-336-2393.
 Mid-Michigan Talent Connection
o When: March 12, 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM
o Where: Meridian Christian Church, 2600 Bennett Rd. Okemos, MI 48864
o More info: Call 517-332-8044
 United Career Fairs Detroit Career Fair
o When: March 18, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
o Where: The Met Hotel, 5500 Crooks Rd. Troy, MI 48098
o More info: Visit http://unitedcareerfairs.com/eventDetail.php?Detroit-Career-Fair-890
 Great Lakes Bay Job Fair
o When: March 19, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Delta College Pioneer Gym, 1961 Delta Rd. University Center, MI 48710
o More info: Visit http://www.delta.edu/counselingandcareerservices/careerservices/job-fair/job-seeker.aspx
Sentech Services Job Fair
o When: March 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
o Where: Washtenaw County Michigan Works! 304 Harriet St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
o More info: Call 734-714-9814
 Jobs for Vets Hiring Event
o When: March 24, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
o Where: NMC Hagerty Conference Center, 715 E. Front St. Traverse City, MI 49686
o More info: Visit http://www.careercafe.org/jobs-for-vets/home.html
 ACCESS SPRING Job Fair
o When: March 25, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
o Where: Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave. Dearborn, MI 48126
o More info: Contact Mustapha Mounajed at 313-945-8146 or email mmounajed@accesscommunity.org
 Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair
o When: March 25, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
o Where: Great Lakes Rooms – University Center, Northern Michigan University, 1401 Presque Isle Ave. Marquette, MI 49855
o More info: For NMU students and alumni only. Visit http://www.nmu.edu/careerservices/node/8 for more information.
 Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation Job Fair
o When: March 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, 315 E. Warren Detroit, MI 48202
o More info: Visit http://www.descmiworks.com/skilled-trades-for-district-detroit/
 2015 Spring Career Fair
o When: March 26, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
o Where: University of Michigan – Dearborn, Fairlane Cetner, 19000 Hubbard Dr. Dearborn, MI 48126
o More info: http://umdearborn.edu/695972/
 Southwest Michigan Job Fair
o When: March 26, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 2900 Lake St. Kalamazoo, MI 49048
o More info: Call 269-978-2167 or visit http://wkmi.com/events-kalamazoo/2015-southwest-michigan-job-fair/26-march-2015-kalamazoo-county-exp/
 Career and Opportunity Expo
o When: March 27, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
o Where: Monroe County Community College, Health Education Building, 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. Monroe, MI 48161
o More info: Email mcccvets@monroeccc.edu
 JobFairGiant.com Hired in Michigan Career Expo
o When: March 31, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
o Where: Sterling Inn, 34911 Van Dyke Ave. Sterling Heights, MI 48312
o More info: Visit http://www.jobfairgiant.com/STERLING%20HTS%20JOB%20FAIR%203-31.pdf

This job posting is courtesy of Buddy-to-Buddy Veteran Volunteer program.  Buddy-to-Buddy is not affiliated with Antioch International Ministries or Valor Military Ministry in any way. Thank you for reading our post & may God bless you with His divine favor in your job search.

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Careers with Social Security

Careers with Social Security
. . . Challenge yourself to help others
SPOTLIGHT ON THE SOCIAL INSURANCE (CLAIMS) REPRESENTATIVE POSITION
JOB DUTIES:
Interviews people applying for Social Security benefits.
Processes claims and makes decisions about eligibility.
Inputs data into the computer system to make correct payments.
QUALIFICATIONS:
o U.S. citizen.
o Excellent communication skills & ability to deal with people.
o 4 year college undergraduate degree
SALARY/BENEFITS/OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADVANCEMENT
o Starting salary of $39,179 (GS-7)
o $47,923 beginning your second year (GS-9)
o $57,982 beginning your third year (GS-11) with scheduled merit increase up to $75,376
(Note: Salaries may be higher depending on location.)
o Excellent opportunities for further promotions.
o Ten paid Federal holidays yearly.
o Excellent health and life insurance options.
o Accrue 2 1/2 weeks vacation time first year.
o Retirement plan – matching contributions from employer.
o Dynamic, challenging work environment.
LOCATIONS:
o Social Security offices throughout the Chicago Region
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota)
SPECIAL HIRING INITIATIVES:
o Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A Appointments)
o Disabled Veterans/Specific Active Duty Veterans (VRA Appointment)

What kinds of traits do we look for in new hires:
 Customer Service Orientation  Analytical Thinking
 Self-Management  Interpersonal Sensitivity
 Planning and Organizing  Decision Making/Judgment
 Communications  Problem Solving
Customer Service
Orientation
• Tactful  Empathetic
• Courteous  Respectful
• Resourceful  Reassuring
• Patient  Caring
• Kind
 Considerate
Analytical Thinking/Problem
Solving
• Follows evidence where it leads
• Considers all the possibilities
• Relies on reason not emotion
• Precise  Structured
• Detailed  Investigative
Self-Management
• Listens closely to instruction
• Questions to confirm facts
• Manages time effectively
• Maintains flexibility
• Handles chaos calmly
• Demonstrates leadership
Interpersonal Sensitivity
• Conscientious
• Empathetic
• Concerned about the welfare of others
• Emotionally resilient
• Intuitive
• Compassionate
Planning and Organizing
• Strategic  Systematic
• Deliberate  Methodical
• Goal Oriented  Focused
Decision Making/Judgment
• Discerning  Prioritizing
• Realistic  Knowledgeable
• Practical  Rational
Communications
• Gets the whole story
• Asks the right questions
• Connects emotionally and professionally
• Writes and speaks appropriately
• Listens actively
Summary of Duties for Social Security Entry Level Positions
Claims Representative (GS-5/7/9/11)
 Processes claims for benefits.
 Determines eligibility for programs including Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Disability and Retirement.
 Conducts interviews in person and over the phone for those wishing to apply for benefits.
 Performs periodic reviews of income, resources, and living situation for those receiving benefits.
Service Representative (GS-5/7/8)
 Provides customer service.
 Serves as the first point of contact for the public with SSA.
 Answers phone calls and in person requests for general information, as well as to those interested in applying for benefits.
 Process applications for new and replacement Social Security cards.
Claims Authorizer – Responsible for reviewing and authorizing claims (GS-11)
 Resolves complex claims issues.
 Determines government pension offset and workers’ compensation offset.
 Reviews / adjudicates claims and makes Month of Entitlement determinations.
 Resolves earnings record discrepancies and makes Questionable Retirement determinations.
 Resolves payee issues.
 Assist in training new claim authorizers and other personnel.
Benefit Authorizer – Makes final determinations on a wide range of postentitlement issues (GS-5/7/9)
 Maintains the SSA Master Beneficiary Record and other SSA systems data by analyzing and resolving a wide range of often complex alerts and exceptions.
 Makes final determinations on a wide range of often complex postentitlement issues (e.g., work deductions, status changes, overpayments and underpayments).
 Provides coverage for the National 800 number.
 Responds to requests for information—from Field Offices, beneficiaries and other agencies.
Contact Representative – Answers calls on the National 1-800 line (GS-5-8)
 Interviews callers by telephone.
 Processes assigned non-phone related work.
Disability Examiner – Makes determinations on disability claims. Position with our State Agencies. Not on a federal pay schedule.
What’s it like to work at Social Security?
The SSA Work Environment
The work environment at Social Security can vary considerably depending on the component you work in. The environment can be influenced by several factors, including the diversity of coworkers and management, the demographics of the population served and the size of the staff, etc. Generally the work environment in all of our offices…
-is fast paced
-is moderately to extremely stressful
-involves varied sets of responsibilities that change frequently
-involves contact with the public via phone, in-person, and the internet
-requires ongoing workload monitoring
-involves close collaboration with coworkers to process work
-requires extensive use of the computer to research information and process workloads
-requires patience, persistence and the ability to deal extremely well with all different kinds of people
No matter where you work in Social Security we are dedicated to do the very best we can to serve the American public. People contact us about their on-going benefits, when they become disabled, when they retire, when they lose loved ones, when they have new babies, and when they get married.
We encounter people from every walk of life and people in some of the most vulnerable stages of their lives. No matter how they come or why, we are here to help them. Public service is what we offer in all of our Social Security Offices and it’s our service that we’re most proud of!
Public
Service
Social Security Hiring Process
Like most federal agencies the Social Security Administration (SSA) usually begins the hiring process by posting vacancies on the web page: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. Interested applicants can apply, be rated and ranked and the top candidates referred to the hiring manager by following the prompts in this process. This process is commonly referred to as a competitive appointment.
In addition to this competitive process, there are non-competitive hiring methods for people with disabilities, Veterans and some student positions. To be considered under these non-competitive hiring methods as a person with a disability, individuals must provide proof of disability and certification of job readiness from an approved source such as a vocational rehabilitation counselor. However, to ensure proper consideration, when applying for these positions, applicants should read the following section on the USAJOBS website: http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
Note: VR counselors, such as those working for many Employment Networks, can provide the certification of job readiness. There’s a fact sheet on the MAXIMUS web site that summarizes the Schedule A provisions as they relate to Employment Networks. http://www.yourtickettowork.com/
Reasonable Accommodations
Social Security also realizes that it is sometimes necessary to make ―reasonable workplace accommodations‖ that enable persons with disabilities to be most effective in their positions. These include:
 Providing interpreters, readers or other personal assistance;
 Modifying job duties;
 Restructuring the work site;
 Providing flexible work schedules, and
 Obtaining accessible technology or other adaptive equipment.
The Interview Process
The interview process varies from office to office. Some manager’s may have up to three rounds of behavior based interviewing while others may only have one interview. However, all managers are interested in finding employees who communicate effectively with the public, can balance multiple priorities,
are highly organized and are willing to work
hard.
Additional questions should be directed
to the recruiting or area work incentive
coordinator in your area.
They can be found on the following websites:
(http://www.socialsecurity.gov/chicago/jobs_map.htm
or http://www.ssa.gov/chicago/awic.htm.
People who work at Social Security are worth their weight in gold!
Reasonable Accommodations
What is a Reasonable Accommodation?
A reasonable accommodation is a logical change or adjustment to a job or work site that makes it possible for an otherwise qualified employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of a position. It is the policy of the Social Security Administration to make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants or employees with disabilities unless such accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of its programs.
Who is eligible for reasonable accommodations and how are they requested?
Both employees and applicants for positions can request reasonable accommodations. A request for reasonable accommodation is a statement that an individual needs an adjustment or change at work, or in the job application process, or as a benefit or privilege of employment for a reason related to a disabling condition. The reasonable accommodation process begins as soon as the request for accommodation is made.
What are some types of accommodations that are available?
 Reassignment – When an employee is no longer medically qualified for his or her position, reassignment to a vacant, funded position must be considered. The employee must be qualified for the position.
 Job Restructuring – Job restructuring entails taking on the nonessential duties out of a position. It can also be accomplished by changing when or how and essential function is performed.
 Making facilities accessible – Providing access to a facility is a provision of reasonable accommodation. This includes modifying facilities, providing relocation opportunities to afford accessibility, as well as making facilities usable by individuals with disabilities.
 Modifying worksites – Changes in the work environment that enable individuals with disabilities to perform job duties more effectively is another form of reasonable accommodation. Accommodations may include rearranging file or shelves for accessibility to wheelchair user; widening access areas between fixtures to allow room for wheelchairs; raising or lowering equipment to required working heights, etc.
 Adjusting work schedules – Some individuals with disabilities may not be able to work a regular fixed shift. Alternative work schedules, flextime, and other plans offer flexibility which can help employees meet their specific needs. In circumstances where available work schedule flexibility is not sufficient to accommodate an employee’s needs, management may consider granting part time hours or changing from one shift to another, if requested by the employee.
 Acquisition or modification of specialized equipment or devices – Numerous assistive devices are available for individuals with disabilities. The agency will make reasonable purchase of specialized equipment if it is determined that the use of the equipment is necessary to perform essential functions of the job.
 Providing readers and personal assistants, or interpreters – Several methods may be used to provide readers, sign language interpreters and personal assistants. This type of accommodation may be provided through use of the agency’s Full Time Equivalent Pool (FTE) procedures.
 Granting leave – Permitting the use of accrued paid leave, or unpaid leave is a form of reasonable accommodation when necessitated by the employee’s disability. The agency is not required to provide paid leave beyond that which is provided to similarly-situated employees.
 Parking – Where employee parking is available, mobility impaired employees may be assigned parking spaces convenient to an accessible entrance at his/her work location. This provision applies only to employees who have severe mobility impairment.

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Michigan Job Fairs for December 2014

MICHIGAN JOB FAIRS LIST
December 2014
Michigan Educational Transportation Services (METS) Employment Job Fair
o When: December 2, 9AM – 1PM
o Where: South Central Michigan Works! Office, 209 E. Washington St. Jackson, MI 49201
o More info: Call (888) 996-8586 or visit http://www.contractbusdrivers.com.
Speedway Recruiting Event
o When: December 3, 10AM – 3PM
o Where: Holiday Inn, 1540 Commerce Park Dr. Chelsea, MI 48118
o More info: https://www.speedway.com/Pages/default.aspx
Sales Jobs Network Recruiting Event
o When: December 4, 9AM – 1PM
o Where: Embassy Suites – Livonia, 19525 Victor Parkway Livonia, MI 48152
o More info: Call (877) 777-1037 or visit http://www.salesjobsnetwork.com.
Michigan Educational Transportation Services (METS) Employment Job Fair
o When: December 4, 9AM – 1PM
o Where: Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, 630 Harvey St. Muskegon, MI 49442
o More info: Call (888) 996-8586 or visit http://www.contractbusdrivers.com.
DMCare Express Job Fair
o When: December 5, 10AM – 7PM
o Where: DMCare Corporate Headquarters, 6420 E. Layfayette Detroit, MI 48207
o More info: http://www.dmcareexpress.org
Dobson Home Care & Staffing Services: HHAs, CNAs, LPNs, and RNs Needed
o When: December 10, 1PM – 3PM
o Where: Michigan Works! Tawas, 1230 US-23 Tawas, MI 48730
o More info: Call ahead to reserve your spot at: (989) 345-7508.
IT Career Expo Qstride
o When: December 11, 11AM – 7PM
o Where: Automation Alley, 2675 Bellingham Dr. Troy, MI 48083
o More info: Contact Jason Chapman at Jason.chapman@qstride.com or (313) 442-9912 ext. 431
Michigan Department of Corrections Correction Officer Job Fair
o When: December 15, 9AM – 3PM
o Where: Montcalm Community College, 2800 College Dr. Sidney, MI 48885 (Doser Room 305)
o More info: Call Montcalm County Michigan Works! at (800) 676-3610. For information about Corrections officer job requirements, visit http://www.michigan.gov/corrections.
Magna Mirrors – Grand Haven
o When: December 16, 9AM – 1PM
o Where: 1800 Hayes Grand Haven, MI 49417
o More info: Call (616) 414-3703 for more information and/or fill out an application at http://www.workboxstaffing.com.

This job posting is courtesy of Buddy-to-Buddy Veteran Volunteer program.  Buddy-to-Buddy is not affiliated with Antioch International Ministries or Valor Military Ministry in any way. Thank you for reading our post & may God bless you with His divine favor in your job search.

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