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JOB FAIR at the Decatur Civic Center Wednesday, Sept. 18 11am-4pm PRESENTED BY:


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Adult education seminar

How to conduct an effective job search in the 21st century

1:15 to 2 p.m. Gail Crookshank has worked in higher education for 15 years and has been director of Millikin’s PACE program since June 2013. While new to the position, Gail previously worked in the PACE program for five before joining years Millikin’s marketing department. As someone who returned to college after 16 years to earn her MBA, Gail understands the excitement and sense of achievement for adult students, while being sympathetic to the many conflicts and struggles adult students face as they juggle work, family, community and school. She and the PACE team help adult students understand the expectations of returning to college and provide professional academic advising to assist them along their educational journey and help integrate them into Millikin University.

Joe Havis is a 2004 graduate of Millikin University and holds a degree from Millikin in pre-law and psychology and a master’s in educational administration. He started in the Admission Office, at Millikin, as an admission counselor, upon graduation. For the last 2 1/2 years he has been the director of admissions. He was the employee of the month and employee of the year in 2004. He was named in the Top 20 Under 40 in the Herald & Review’s Business Journal. Joe is responsible for student enrollment and admission decisions. As director of the Admission Office he is responsible for all operations of admission and personnel.



Looking for a job? Changing careers? Don’t miss this chance to meet area businesses and explore their employment opportunities. The Herald & Review’s Job Fair is the ultimate hookup for job seekers and employers.


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Dana Miller, employment specialist for Workforce Investment Solutions has more than 10 years of experience working with local employers and job seekers. Dana teaches a workshop on job search techniques and interviewing skills and also facilitates a weekly networking group called Job Club. Dana's H.R. experience and her connections to local employers is a plus for job seekers as well as employers. Dana has a bachelor's degree in biblical studies and recently completed her master’s of divinity degree from Illinois Baptist College. Topics will include: • Begin by determining what you want and need in a job • Research employers who offer jobs you are qualified for • The importance of a good resume • Tell me about yourself, develop a 30 second "Elevator Speech" • Filling out an application • The importance of thank-you notes

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Seminar Schedule 11:15 a.m. to Noon

“How to Conduct an Effective Job Search in the 21st Century”

Dana Miller, Employment Specialist Workforce Investment Solutions 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. “Adult Education” Admissions Joe Havis, Director of Admission Gail Crookshank, Director of the PACE Program Millikin University Be Sure to Attend Our

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Tips to follow for a successful job fair By KAREN ALLEN Workforce Investment Solutions For the Herald & Review Do you hope to land a job at a job fair? If so, there are several things you need to think about and do prior to the event. • Don’t go to the job fair unless you are serious about your job search. • Decide what to wear. For the record, pajama bottoms or sweatpants are not appropriate. Still, year after year people attend a job fair wearing inappropriate attire. Times are hard, and while it’s not required that you go out and buy a new suit, it is critical that you look professional when you meet with an employer. There are many nice thrift shops that sell inexpensive slacks and

shirts that would be perfect to wear to a job fair. You want to stand out, but not in a negative way. • Figure out who you are taking with you. The correct answer to this question is no one. If you have children, do not take them with you. If it’s difficult to hire a babysitter, consider you and a friend taking turns babysitting each other’s children while you take turns attending the job fair. Also, your friends or parents should not attend the job fair with you. If they provide a ride to the event, they should wait for you in the car or in the lobby. This is your opportunity to talk face to face with employers who have job openings. If you take someone with you, the employer may get the wrong impression about your ability to find a babysitter or a job

on your own. • Review your resume. Research shows that employers spend less than one minute deciding if you have the skills they are looking for. Work on your resume prior to the day of the job fair. Your resume should entice the employer. It’s important to remember that your resume is the first chance for an employer to see what skills and qualifications you have for their job openings. If your resume is too long, hard to follow or has errors, the employer will put it aside quickly. A resume that outlines your skills and experience for the job will give you an advantage over other job seekers. If you need help with your resume, visit the Decatur workNet Center at 757 W. Pershing Road,

from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. • Decide which employers you plan to talk to. If you plan to talk to a specific employer, you need to have knowledge about the company and its products or services. It’s easy to research most companies on the Internet. If you hope to be offered a job by attending a job fair, the more knowledge you have about your own qualifications and the employers requirements, the better your chances. • Know what you want to say about yourself. Prepare a 20-second “elevator speech” that will sell you to an employer. This includes your name, the type of job you are looking for, and how your experience, skills and accomplishments will benefit your new employer. Be sure

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to practice this a few times prior to the job fair so you feel comfortable sharing with a potential employer. You only have a short time with the employer so you want to use that time wisely. • Know what questions you want to ask the employers. Asking questions will show the employer you are interested in the job. Questions to consider could include: What are the biggest challenges of the position? What type of training do you offer a new employee in this position? When will you contact a candidate for an interview? These types of questions show the employer that you are interested in the job and that you are willing

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to learn new skills. Do not ask questions about salary or benefits and do not ask about the company, you should have already researched the company. There is a lot of competition for the limited positions that employers have available. It’s important that you realize you never get a second chance to make a first impression. When you meet an employer for the first time, make it count. Look them in the eyes and offer a firm handshake. Let them know what position you are interested in and why you are the best candidate for the job. Ask the employers for business cards. Then, after the job fair, send them a note thanking them for their time, telling them that you are still interested in the job,

Why do you want a job? By DONNETTE BECKETT H&R Senior Writer

Looking for a job in this economy may be more challenging than it has been in the past, and you have a lot of competition, but approaching your job search using these steps and keeping a positive attitude definitely will help.


DECATUR — You just stepped on to an elevator with the head of the human resource department of a company you want to work for. You know not to discuss the weather, future lunch plans or your kids’ soccer scores. And 30 seconds is not a lot of time to explain your qualifications. What do you say? The elevator speech is just one of the topics that will be discussed during the seminar “How to Conduct an Effective Job Search in the 21st Century” during the Herald & Review Job Fair. Dana Miller, an employment specialist at Workforce Investment Solutions, will conduct the seminar from 11:15 a.m. to noon.

Other topics Miller will discuss: • Determine what you want or need in a job. What is important to your lifestyle? What questions do you ask yourself regarding what is important in a job? • Research employers who offer jobs in which you are qualified. Know what the business is and what they do. “Networking,” Miller suggests. “There are a lot of jobs that aren’t advertised.” • The importance of a good resume. Miller will suggest ways to avoid “getting your resume thrown into the trash rather than someone looking at it.” • Filling out an application. Miller advises job seekers always come prepared. “Have an extra pen.” During the seminar, she will discuss other preparations for filling

out applications. • During the interview process, employers may ask open-ended questions, such as “Give me an example when…” or “Tell me about a time when…” Miller will discuss how to give a threepart answer. “It’s more like you are telling the interviewer a story,” she said. • Never underestimate the importance of a thank-you note. But when do you send a thank-you? After the first meeting? After the interview? How effective is it?

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service plan. The plan will assist the person and their family with increasing their independence and enhancing their quality of life. Bright Start is a prevention program that provides services to families with children up to 3 years old who reside in Macon County. We believe that parents are the first and most important teachers in children’s lives. Services include prenatal visits, personal home visits, assessments and child development screenings, parent/child playgroups, family enrichment activities and field trips, a lending library, transportation as needed and transitions to preschool programs. Kid’s Connection provides afterschool and summer care for children in special education programs. The program is licensed by Department of Children and Family Services and provides opportunities for community learning socialization, recreation and individualized care.

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Adult services include developmental training, sheltered work, supported employment and community job placement. Developmental training offers individual supports that focus on daily living skills, personal, social, educational and vocational development at all ability levels. Work training and placement provides opportunities for individuals to develop desired work skills and provides supports to assist in securing community employment. Our 50,000 square-foot production and manufacturing facility provides work and training opportunities for the people we serve. Services include license plate manufacturing, parts assembly, parts washing, warehousing, commercial laundry services, industrial wire stripping and crimping, industrial sewing, bulk packaging, commercial janitorial services and commercial lawn care. A unique social enterprise which

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Training for the right opportunity By THERESA CHURCHILL H&R Senior Writer DECATUR — There are things to think about before going back to school to qualify for a new job. Chief among them are what you’re interested in doing, whether you plan to continue working while taking classes and how soon you want to get your degree. “People need to look at their lifestyle,” said Gail Crookshank, director of Millikin University’s PACE program. “Can they leave their job or their home to take a class?” Joseph Havis, director of admission at the university, said it’s also important to make sure there’s a market for the skills and the degree you’re considering. PACE is an option for those

who want to keep working and earn a bachelor’s degree about as quickly as a traditional, full-time student could. The program offers bachelor’s degrees in accounting, early childhood education, elementary education, management, nursing RN to BSN and organizational leadership in an accelerated, evening format. Those who already have a bachelor’s degree can earn an educator certification. Students take classes one at a time and each generally meets once or twice a week, from 6-10 p.m. either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for eight to 10 weeks. “We really value giving students the opportunity to work with the professor and

other students face-to-face,” Havis said. Crookshank said PACE students who have a two-year degree or equivalent credits and can earn a bachelor’s degree in four semesters. “This is also a good option for parents of young children,” she said. “We have a lot of single parents who rely on a family member or friend to watch their children one night a week.” Traditional classes are available to prospective students who work during PACE class times or seek a different degree. Marcus Brown, vice president of student success at Richland Community College, said Richland also offers adults of all ages a pathway back to school that isn’t overwhelming. He said college offers a variety of

associate degree programs that can be completed at the student’s pace. Popular options include nursing, technology (engineering, information and surgical), bilingual education, health records and information management, Brown said. Classes are available at different times of day on campus and many are also available online. Brown said a prospective student’s best bet is to go to Richland’s Website and click on the myRichland option to see how far along they may already be toward earning a specific degree. Another option is to call the college at (217) 875-7211, ext. 267.

Millikin University’s Gail Crookshank and Joe Havis will lead a seminar on adult education from 1:15-2 p.m. at the Herald & Review Job Fair. The next open house for Millikin University’s PACE program will be 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the lower level of Richards Treat University Center, East Room. Call (217) 420-6771

DECATUR — It’s been said you never get a second chance to make a first impression. That’s especially true when it comes to job fairs and job interviews, said Dana Miller, an employment specialist with Workforce Investment Solutions. “A job fair or interview is really a job seeker’s opportunity to make a good impression,” she said. “And at a job fair, employers can see what you have on before you even get to them. So if it’s inappropriate, they can screen you out before you even get to their booth.” Having seen job seekers in everything from suits and pencil skirts to halter tops, pajama bottoms and house slippers, Miller said she has accrued a lot of interesting

stories over the years. Making sure you don’t become one of those stories is the reason behind a Dress for Success Fashion Show, presented by Mr. John’s School of Cosmetology, that will be part of the Herald & Review Fall Job Fair. The fashion show will be from 12:30-1 p.m. Amy Coakley, a stylist and artistic director for Mr. John’s, said students from the cosmetology school will be modeling outfits that are appropriate for job interviews — and some that aren’t — so that job fair attendees will have a better idea of what to wear to look their best and what they need to avoid. With outfits supplied by Walmart, Worn Again, JC Penney and Kohl’s, Coakley said the school also wants to emphasize that putting your best foot forward doesn’t have to cost a lot of money.

“We want people to understand that looking appropriate and feeling your best doesn’t have to cost a fortune,” she said, noting that the students hope to find some good interview outfits on clearance racks. “We also want people see that their hair and makeup also don’t need to be extreme or expensive, either.” Miller agreed. “I know interview clothing can be expensive, but you can go to thrift stores and find pants and shirts that are nice and don’t cost a fortune.” Coakley said she hopes the fashion show leaves attendees feeling more confident as they head to job fairs and potential job interviews. “This is going to be a fashion show, but also informational,” she explained. “We’re going to have models come out in outfits, but at the end, we’ll also have all of the

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models come back out and show audience members how the outfits they saw modeled can also be accessorized with things like scarves and jewelry. “We also want to show them what they can do with their hair and makeup and how guys may want to style their hair. We just want people to feel good, too, because the better you feel the better you interview.” Miller, who will speak at the job fair, also emphasized some clothing choices job seekers should avoid when attending job fairs and job interviews. “You should not wear flipflops or shorts,” she said, “and you should avoid tightfitting clothing, dangling earrings, short skirts or bracelets that make noise.” She noted that women who worry a shirt may be too lowcut for an interview should

also always wear a camisole or tank top underneath it. “You need to make sure you’re covered up,” she said. In terms of men, Miller said wearing a hat is not appropriate for an interview and that too much cologne can be off-putting. She added that men also need to make sure that if they have facial hair, it is trimmed and neat in appearance. Miller said a neat, professional appearance can go a long way for all job seekers. “As long as someone is clean and dressed nicely and appropriately, they should be OK,” she said. “Just try to be as neat and conservative as possible.”



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Temporary jobs can provide steady work By DONNETTE BECKETT H&R Staff Writer After arriving in Decatur more than a year ago, Ordel McClendon needed a job. She and her husband left Atlanta for a position at a local church. After having success through a temporary agency in Georgia, McClendon began her search with Innovative Staff Solutions in Decatur. Within a few weeks, she began a job as a data analyst at Tate & Lyle North America. “I was surprised at how quickly the process took,” McClendon said. “It was such a quick turnaround.” Since employment rates have been down and many have had their unemployment or severance packages come to an end, applicants have turned to temporary agencies to make ends meet. These agencies have broadened their customer base to include the basic entry level person, experienced managers and those with a master’s degree.

“Looking for a job is a job,” said Karen Lay, Innovative Staff Solutions branch manger. “It’s a lot of hard work.” Temporary agencies bring the employees and employers together. “It is good for the company and good for the person looking for an opportunity,” Lay said. “We can help people get into a company they’ve been trying and trying to get into.” This is possible through the relationships and partnerships between businesses and temp agencies. The temp agencies learn what businesses want and often place an employee shortly after the first meeting. And the businesses know where to search. Heather Emmerich, data enrichment lead with Tate & Lyle, has a working relationship with various temp agencies. “That’s the first place I go,” she said. “I don’t have to go through the HR red tape.” Companies will continue their relationship with the temporary

agency even after an employee has been placed. “We make sure they that they are going to fit into their environment,” Lay said. For many job seekers, they may have an idea of where they want to go, but are unable to get a foot in the door. “There are chances to try a company out,” Lay said. The applicant may ask themselves, “Is this really what they want to do?” The employee is just as important as the business to a temp agency. Throughout the process, employees gain knowledge valuable to the future. They are able to increase their skill level to make them more marketable for other positions down the road. McClendon is looking forward to that future with Tate & Lyle or wherever the temporary agency sends her. “The company is investing their time and giving me the knowledge,” she said. “Hopefully I’ll get full-time employment.”


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Time for a new job? By CATHERINE CONLAN, Monster Contributing Writer For the Herald & Review Many people feel lukewarm about their jobs at some point during their careers. It’s the red flags you have to watch out for — major signs that it’s time to leave your job. Once you see a red flag, it can be time to make a serious assessment of where you are in your career and where you want to be. Here 10 signs that it’s time to start looking for another job. You’re passed over for a promotion. When this happens, find out why, says Joan Runnheim Olson of Pathways Career Success Strategies in Hudson, Wis. You may not have had the right certification or training. But if you don’t get a straight answer, it might be something more. • You don’t get along with your boss. • You’re depressed about work when you aren’t there. • Your company is acquired. • The company has had multiple rounds of layoffs. • People have stopped talking to you. • You’re not feeling challenged. • Your boss or co-workers undermine your work • Your stress has become unmanageable. • You have nightmares about your job. It can be hard to discern between short-term dissatisfaction and a deepseated unhappiness with your job, but when you see the signs, you’ll know when it’s time to leave.

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Top five mistakes people make when looking for a new job By CATHERINE CONLAN Monster Contributing Writer For the Herald & Review There are many ways to give yourself the best odds when you’re looking for a job and just as many ways to ruin them. Here are five common mistakes that people make that keep them from getting the job of their dreams. Apply without a plan If you don’t have a job now, you might feel like applying for every possible job can help maximize your chances of finding something that can work for you. In fact, this doesn’t help at all and can distract you from going hard after the jobs you really have a chance with. “People who

say ‘I need to consider anything and everything’ are really doing themselves a disservice,” says Lisa Arnold, director of recruiting at Versique in Minneapolis. “A person who is general in looking for a job or in talking about what you have done is really going to be left behind in this market.” Instead, identify the job you really want and what you need to do to get it. Ignore your online presence A strong, professional online presence can be a big plus when you’re looking for a job. “I see a lot more (hiring) clients really using those tools to do more due diligence on a candidate,” Arnold says. “One of the first

thing clients ask is, ‘How many connections do you have on LinkedIn?’ That’s starting to matter.” Sharing information through your social networks about issues in your field can show hiring managers that you are plugged-in and keeping up with changes in your industry. “It will display your brand,” Arnold says. Make a laundry-list resume Many people put together resumes that are simply a travelogue of where they’ve been over their working years. This step-by-step plodding through your jobs is neither compelling nor useful to people making hiring decisions. Instead of highlighting the position and

dates you worked at, talk about skills you gained, problems you solved, and any recognition or promotions you got because of them. Make your resume less about descriptions and more about actions. “You have to have a really clear message,” Arnold says. Don’t research the company This sounds like a nobrainer, but you would be surprised at how often it happens. Take the time to research the company you’re applying at, ts core mission, its strengths and its challenges. Has it been in the news lately? Why? If it hasn’t, why not? Whether you know anything about the business will come through in

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your cover letter and interview, so do your homework and find out what you can. Underestimate your value Once you’ve identified the job you want, spiffed up your resume and online presence, and done your homework on the company, don’t settle for less than you deserve. Find out what similar positions pay and your opportunities for advancement. “Go out there and know what your value is in the market and don’t deviate from that,” Arnold says. Too many times, she says, people tend to settle for something less. That affects the entire profession, lowering the value for the skill set.


CNC Machinist Positions Description: Barton Mfg is seeking CNC Machinists. We are looking for candidates that have previous experience and Team players that are willing to begin a new career in CNC machining. The position requires the set up and operation of Machining Centers etc. The candidates will be performing their own set ups and changing the tooling/fixtures according to the Set up sheet to conform to the blueprint. The candidates will also be responsible for inspecting their parts utilizing micrometers, calipers, CMM and blueprints.

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CHILD CARE WORKERS Kemmerer Village, a residential treatment facility for adolescents has full-time opportunities available in its Cottage Life sector for 2nd shift (1 pm-11 pm) & 3rd shift (11 pm-9 am). 4 on - 4 off rotating schedule. Responsibilities include facilitating positive interactions among residents, teaching and promoting daily living skills, general supervision and crisis management. Bachelor degree required, preferably in Human Services or Psychology, and experience working with disadvantaged youth helpful. Other candidates with 5 years or more working in a mental health setting will be considered. Must be 21 years of age or older and have a current, valid IL driver’s license. Drug screening and criminal background check conducted. Competitive child care wages. Full benefit package including medical, dental Kemmerer Village and vision plans. Enthusiastic, friendly individuals who desire to make a difference Attn: Dir. of Human Resources in the lives of youth, while working in a 941 N. 2500 East Road challenging and physically demanding Assumption, IL 62510 position within a multidisciplinary team Fax: 217-226-3511 framework of a respected, leading agency, E.O.E. should respond in writing to :

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Heritage Enterprises is seeking a full time Facilities Manager who can provide oversight and support to several long term care facilities. This position will also aid in project design and development, administration of vendor contracts, obtaining local permits/approvals, and other related work associated with the building or remodeling of long term care and rental properties. This position will also be responsible for capital expenditure planning, obtaining bids, managing vendor time frames and quality of work including approving change orders and controlling project budgets. Bachelor’s Degree preferred with an emphasis in business or construction management. Formal training in the buildings trade is preferred, and 5+ years of experience. This is a career opportunity with a compensation and benefit package tailored to your qualifications. Please send resume to: Heritage Enterprises, Inc. Attn:Amy Bauman PO Box 3188 Bloomington, IL 61702

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Do you want a career in the Electrical Industry as a Journeyman Electrician or a Voice/Data/Video Installer Tech? Do you want to be trained on-the-job and in the classroom? Do you want to earn excellent wages and benefits? Do you have electrical and/or construction experience and/or training? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should apply for an opportunity to serve a: 5 year Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Electrician or

3 year Apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Voice/Data/Video Installer Tech We offer: On-the-Job Training and employment opportunities with over 25 participating Electrical Contractors Excellent, defined wages Paid pension plans Paid family health insurance plan Related Classroom Training at our Training Center in Decatur, IL with no tuition fees College credit through Richland Community College of Decatur, IL Women, Minorities and Military Veterans – We strongly encourage you to apply Qualifying Veterans receive G.I. Bill benefits while serving an apprenticeship through a registered Apprenticeship Program Applications are accepted on a year-round basis, are available on Thursdays by appointment only, and Applicants must apply in person at the Training Center. Call the Training Director at 217-875-3041 to make an application appointment. Midstate Electrical Training Center is located in the east half of the IBEW Local 146 facility located at 3390 North Woodford Street, Decatur, IL 62526. Please report to the North Entrance.

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Description: Barton Mfg is looking for a skilled welders who are proficient with MIG welding. Experienced production MIG welders will be welding together precision steel parts to create machinery components manufactured to engineering drawings. Potential candidates should have 2 to 4 years of welding experience under their belts. Will be primarily MIG welding, but any experience with other types of welding will be a huge plus. Welders needed for 1st shift. Salary is negotiable, 401K, health insurance, short & long term disability paid vacation and holidays.

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Being the oldest manufacturer in Decatur, Union Iron Works has proven itself to be a stable and growing company. We were acquired by Ag Growth International who is a leading manufacturer of portable and stationary grain handling and storage and conditioning equipment. Union Iron is on fast track to grow and develop products and solutions to support our domestic and international markets.

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Applicants must meet the following requirements: 1. Jurisdiction: Must live, must be willing to work, and must be willing to commute within the jurisdictional boundaries of IBEW Local 146. The jurisdiction includes all or part of 12 counties in central Illinois: Christian, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Effingham, Fayette, Macon, Montgomery, Moultrie, Piatt, and Shelby. 2. Age: Must be 18 years old. Eligible to apply if 17 years old and are a senior in high school. 3. Education: Must have high a school diploma, a GED, or a 2 year Associate degree or higher. 4. Algebra 1: Must have completed a minimum of one year of high school Algebra 1, or equivalent with a C or 75%. 5. Valid Driver’s License: Must possess a valid driver’s license. With the above requirements met, Applicants must provide the following at the time of application: 1. Application Fee: $25.00 application fee is required at the time of application. Check or money-order only, no cash. 2. Birth Certificate: Must provide a certified copy from the county you were born in. 3. Verify Education: Must provide official high school transcript(s). Must provide official college transcript(s) if applicable. Must provide official GED transcript if applicable. High school seniors must provide an official high school transcript(s). 4. Valid Driver’s License: Must provide proof of a valid driver’s license. 5. Military Veterans: Must provide a copy of a DD-214 to verify experience/training. Must provide MOS and related documentation for any related electrical experience/training. 6. Other Documents: Resumes and other applicable documents. Applicants are Null and Void if requirements are not met within 30 days of the application date. Applicants must consider: qualifying on an Aptitude Test, ranking score/eligibility list placement after an Interview, and pass Drug Screen/Fit-for-Duty Physical Exam after accepting an apprenticeship opportunity, if offered.

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SEASONAL EMPLOYEES Grain Elevator Scale & outside positions 1st & 2nd shift w/overtime Congerville, Deer Creek Mackinaw, Goodfield Call Bonnie at SelectRemedy

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ORTHOPEDIC & SPORTS ENHANCEMENT CENTER located in Bloomington/Normal is seeking full time Physical Therapist to join our team.


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MIG WELDERS The Knapheide Manufacturing Company in Quincy IL currently has positions available for experienced MIG WELDERS. Knapheide offers competitive wage with top pay of $18.68 per hour. Successful candidates must be at least 18 years of age, able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen and weld test along with the ability to work all shifts, overtime and weekends. A solid work history, good attitude and production welding experience are a must. Knapheide also offers a generous benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance, both short term and long term disability, 401K and a retirement pension, vacation and a generous holiday schedule. Knapheide is a 165 year old family owned company that has been a part of the automotive industry from the beginning; starting with wagons, moving into cabs and bodies for the Ford Model-T, and eventually evolving into bodies as tools for a multitude of trades. Knapheide is the nation’s premier producer of steel service truck bodies with over 250 distributors throughout the country. The Knapheide Manufacturing Company continues to dominate the industry today by focusing on exceptional product quality and customer satisfaction. If you would like to join a winning team that offers advancement opportunities, please submit your resume to, mail your resume to Human Resources, The Knapheide Manufacturing Company, PO Box 7140, Quincy IL 62305 or apply online at EOE


QUALITY ENGINEER/TECHNICIAN A leading manufacturer of automotive parts, located in central Illinois, has opening(s) for Quality Engineer and/or Technician. Responsibilities will include customer contact, product development evaluation, capability studies, S.P.C. analysis, review of quality trends, and implementation of programs to eliminate defects. Technician applicants should have several years of quality control experience. Engineer should have several years as a quality engineer CMM/G.D.&T. experience and TS16949 a plus. College level work is desirable. A new engineering or industrial tech graduate will be considered. We offer a competitive salary and benefit program. Equal Opportunity Employer Send resume and salary expectations to: Box 2945, The Pantagraph, 301 W. Washington St., Bloomington, IL 61701

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The GSI Group, LLC, a wholly owned entity of AGCO, a Fortune 300 company, is a world class manufacturer of grain storage, material handling, conditioning and drying equipment, as well as a full line supplier of swine and poultry production equipment. The GSI Group LLC is headquartered in Assumption, IL and has additional manufacturing facilities located in Illinois, Alabama, Brazil, Canada, China, and Hungary. The GSI Group, LLC is looking for talented individuals in the below positions to join our team: • Executive Administrative Assistant • Staff Accountant • Lean Engineer • Technical Services Representative • Test Engineer To learn more about these positions and other opportunities within GSI, you may visit our Careers section at If you are interested in one of the above roles and would like to be considered, please email your resume to The GSI Group, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

DECATUR PARK DISTRICT Neal Tire & Auto Automotive Technician • ASE Cert or equivalent a plus • 2 + yrs mechanic exp w/ alignments, brakes, suspension & diagnostics • Must have own tools • Must have valid DL & solid work history • Must pass pre-employ drug screen • Competitive pay based on experience w/ medical, dental, vacation, sick and retirement plans. This is an excellent career opportunity for the right candidate! We are employee owned!

Apply within at: 909 N Hershey Rd Bloomington, IL Drug Free workplace/EEO employer

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FORKLIFT- PRODUCTION-WAREHOUSE Talented people are needed to work with our customer DuPont Pioneer one of the largest agricultural companies in North America. These are long-term seasonal positions. Prior work experience in agriculture preferred but not required. Qualified candidates must have a HS diploma or GED.

APPLY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21ST 10am – 2pm @ DuPont Pioneer 28857 E 200 North Rd 1 mile east of I-74 on US Route 136 Leroy, IL Call P: 309 663.4241

Decatur Park District is seeking individuals to fill cook positions at Decatur Park District Golf Course grill rooms. Applications may be obtained at the Decatur Park District Administration Office at 620 E. Riverside Ave., or on-line at EOE

LABORER Premier Building Materials Distributor is seeking a Laborer to work in our Decatur location. This is a heavy labor intensive job and qualified candidates must be capable of lifting in excess of 100 pounds consistently. Candidate must also have a clean driving record and be willing to obtain a CDL license. Company offers excellent starting pay and benefits. Apply in person at 850 E Pershing, Decatur, IL 62526. NO phone calls will be taken.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Part-time Evening Welding Instructor Richland Community College is seeking a part-time evening welding instructor to teach two nights per week. This position requires an Associate’s degree or at least 5 years of experience in the welding field, strong communication skills, and the ability to manage a class of 15-20 students. Applicants must be proficient in mig and tig welding with a strong knowledge of ASME code welds in 1-G through 6-G positions. The ability to lift and carry a minimum of 40lbs is also required for the position. For application procedures and more information on this opportunity, please visit our website at Richland Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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SERVICE TECHNICIAN Central, IL John Deere Dealer with locations in Mt. Pulaski, Clinton and New Holland looking for service technicians. Farm equipment background preferred with experience in electrical, hydraulic and diesel engines. Salary based on qualifications. Health insurance, retirement and 401k. Cross Brothers Implement Call Steve at 217-792-5086 in Mt. Pulaski Call Jeff at 217-935-8558 in Clinton Call Andy at 217-445-2212 in New Holland

SODEXO SPORTS & Leisure at Illinois State University is expanding it’s operations and has many exciting opportunities available for energetic people to join our team. Specific opportunities include: Production Chef - experience required, Concessions Worker, Catering Runner, Bartender, Club Attendant. All positions require a High School diploma or GED and strong customer service skills. Prior Food Service experience is preferred. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to become a member of our team! Sodexo will require a background check for these positions. Please email a resume to: Sodexo is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN Reply Box 2932, Herald and Review, 601 E William St, Decatur,IL 62523-1142.

Needed in Macon Co. Flexible scheduling, 20-38 hrs./wk. Valid drivers license, car insurance & own transportation required. Starting $9/hr., $10.70 for weekends. Pay $0.44 mileage & paid travel time. Must pass background check. Apply in person at


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Shag Driver Livestock Handler Lynch Livestock, Inc., has an immediate opening for a full-time Shag Driver Livestock Handler at our Charleston, IL location. Job requires driving, loading & unloading hogs, and helping in the yard. Candidate must have a CDL Class “A” license, must be at least 25 years of age, and have an excellent driving and attendance record. We offer a professional work environment, competitive wage with overtime. Home daily!

We offer Great Benefits: • Paid vacation • Life & Disability Insurance • 401K • Competitive wages based on • Incentive Program experience • Health Insurance with Flex Plan

“Your Pipeline to a better job” We accept the Montgomery G.I. Bill on the Journeyman Pipe Fitter & Production Welding

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LYNCH LIVESTOCK, INC. ATTN: Chris Flaherty, 3412 State Highway – Route 130, Charleston, IL 61920 (217)345-6199 Or email HR Director at: Pre-employment physical & drug test required. EOE

TRUCK DRIVER Home Every Evening • Class A - CDL is required • 2 years of driving experience. • Excellent opportunity • Stable company • Competitive benefit package, including health insurance, 401K, and profit sharing.

Submit applications at 1180 N. 22nd Street Decatur, IL 62521 References must accompany the application.


UnityPoint Clinic Cardiovascular Services has an opening for a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. Successful candidates will provide a broad range of medical services within the cardiology practice and function as a member of the cardiology multidisciplinary team in the hospital and office setting. Past experience in a cardiac setting is preferred. UnityPoint-Methodist offers competitive compensation and benefits. Please apply online at or contact Sheri Johns, Physician Recruiter at or 309-671-5160.


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Five threats to your job-hunting stamina By HEATHER BOERNER Monster Contributing Writer For the Herald & Review Marathon runners know that the key to crossing the finish line first isn’t brute strength but stamina. The same goes for the job hunt. "A job search is always a mind game," says independent career counselor Cathy Severson of Santa Barbara, Calif. "You don’t know if this is going to be a sprint or a marathon. Assume it will be a marathon, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised if it’s a sprint." But it’s easy to lose stamina — and motivation — especially in this economy. Watch for these stamina killers and their solutions: 1. Ignoring feelings Been laid off? "You may feel confused, ashamed, even

depressed," says Anne Perschel, president of Germane Consulting and an organizational psychologist who coaches executives and helps employees change careers. It’s natural. But letting it fester will destroy your momentum. "Job loss is probably one of the top three stressors in life," she says. "It affects your identity and your sense of value. When you have days where you feel down, make small steps toward your goal." 2. Job or bust If the goal is just to land the job, you’re setting yourself up to fail every day you don’t get a job offer, says Severson. "You never know when an offer is going to appear," she says. "When the focus shifts to the actual tasks, the job searcher feels a greater

sense of control and is better able to handle the long haul." Try these switches: • Instead of "I will get a job in X field this year," try "I will send out five resumes this week." • Instead of "I will have three job interviews this month," try "I will call five people for informational interviews today." 3. Applying for every job It’s tempting to up your odds of an interview by applying for any job for which you’re remotely qualified. Avoid that trap, says Perschel. "(Job interviewers) will know you’re not a good fit for the job" if you apply for anything, she says. "You’ll get more rejections, fewer responses and more negative feedback." Your momentum will wane.

4. Negative people and information "How do you feel after you talk to each person in your life — drained or energized?" asks Severson. Apply that question across the board and you’ll know what, and who, is sapping your energy so you can avoid them. Talk about your job hunt with only the most energizing friends, family members and colleagues, and seek out positive acquaintances. The same goes for news: If you’re paralyzed after reading or watching the news, avoid it. You can always go back to it when you feel stronger.

out the work you’re passionate about. Not only will it keep you going, says Perschel, but doing so also has a surprise bonus: It increases your chance of landing that dream job. "Assume there are other people out there who have the same skills," says Perschel. "But that energy, commitment and passion? It can be your real differentiator."

5. Pursuing work you don’t love If you’re going after the same old work, it’ll be harder to keep trying every day. Banish mediocrity and seek

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Join us and have a career that allows for independence, unlimited income potential and personal freedom. Our associates are vibrant, high-energy professionals who put their clients first. Teamwork, idea sharing and healthy competition sets our firm apart from others in the industry. We are a growing firm committed to the long-term success of our advisors. Qualifications: * Integrity and strong work ethic * Independent and entrepreneurial spirit * Confidence and Resiliency * Interpersonal skills * Desire to succeed * BA, BS, Graduate Degree or equivalent work experience required If you are looking for a career that brings tremendous personal satisfaction, independence and financial rewards, stop by our booth at the Job Fair.


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A Variety of Opportunities Exist at VAIHCS The VA Illiana Health Care System has various clinical and non-clinical positions available at the main facility in Danville, IL along with positions at the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. Outpatient clinics are located in Decatur, Mattoon, Springfield, Peoria, IL and West Lafayette, IN. Successful candidates must meet the qualifications listed in vacancy announcements. All vacancy announcements can be found at Interested candidates should apply on For more information regarding vacancy announcements, please contact 217-554-4548. VAIHCS can provide a rewarding career, serving our nation’s heroes.

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WestPoint Financial Group Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids services available request Auxiliary aids andand services areare available on on request to to individuals with disabilities. Funding these services individuals with disabilities. Funding forfor these services provided through Workforce Investment provided through thethe DOLDOL Workforce Investment Act.Act.

Department of Veterans Affairs With more than 1,400 sites of care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We pioneered computerized patient records and lead the Nation in quality and patient satisfaction scores. At VA, we take care of our employees because our patients aren’t just patients. They’re American heroes. Join the Team.


WestPoint Financial Group, the Illinois office for Mass Mutual, is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping our clients improve their long term financial success. At WestPoint Financial Group, our product is our people. We focus our attention on training and developing the best Financial Advisors so that they can be successful in the marketplace. We have been named one of the “Best Places to Work” in Illinois the last two years in a row.

Services for Job Seekers:

Various Open Positions VA Illiana Health Care System

Hiring Veterans and non-Veterans


We are the community resource for building our future workforce. We work with businesses and job seekers to bridge the gap in their current skills to meet the demands of future labor force needs.


Peoria Office: 401 SW Water St, Suite 303 Champaign Office: 2506 Galen Dr, Suite 106 Springfield Office: 1999 Wabash Ave, Suite 205

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BUILDING GREAT FUTURES AT KOHL’S At Kohl’s, we’re always looking ahead to creating the next great thing. Since 1962, our people have been our

Make their dreams come true... Come work for Decatur Public Schools!

biggest asset and every great thing we do is thanks to the great people we hire. Working at Kohl’s requires

voestalpine Nortrak is proudly North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of special trackwork and a top distributor of new rail. Over the last three decades Nortrack has expanded its North American operations to include eight trackwork fabrication facilities and a dedicated foundry operation.

you’ll work in a fast-paced environment filled with

Nortrak employees enjoy a generous benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, flex 125, short term and long term, life, AD&D insurance, 10% Verizon Discount, 401K, tuition reimbursement, 10 paid holidays and competitive vacation schedule.

challenges and opportunities.

energy, commitment and a competitive spirit. Here,

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Accountability. Excellence. Success

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Applicants Seeking: Maintenance/ Electricians

If you have these, join our team! Decatur Public School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has an Affirmative Action Program.

Digital Advertising Sales Specialist Responsibilities include selling digital display advertising space and necessary servicing to customers as assigned. They will process advertisements for publication, solicit business from potential advertisers through the effective use of sales presentations, and develop advertising strategies. Classified Inside Sales Representative This person must be aggressive and enthusiastic. Responsibilities include selling and servicing print and online products to our classified advertisers. Dock Clerk Part time position assisting in the distribution of newspapers and maintaining an orderly dock flow. Assistant District Manager Part Time (30/35 hours per week) assisting with our Distribution Center operations including drop sites and preparing delivery schedules. Sports Clerk Part time, evenings and weekends, 12-15 hours per week, taking sports results for the paper. Driver/Loader Part time driver to transport newspapers between our Distribution Centers in Decatur and Mattoon.

Apply online at

101 W. Cerro Gordo Street, Decatur, IL 62523 Phone: 217.424.3000 • Fax: 217.424.3009

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lincoln Rehabilitation Center

Exceptional Medicine. Partners in Care. Rewarding Careers.

Looking for positive, caring individuals to join our healthcare team.

Now Accepting Applications For: • RN’s • LPN’s • CNA’s • Other Various positions Visit our booth at the Job Fair or Send a resume to Lorene Foust, Administrator at Or apply in person 2650 North Monroe Street Decatur, IL 62526

Jenner Sales Corp. is always searching for qualified individuals to join our team. • Parts Specialists • Accounting Support

• Shipping Coordinators • Facility Maintenance

• Service Technicians Offering competitive pay, 401K and health benefits. Please submit completed applications and resumes to:

Jenner Sales Corp. Attn: HR 8990 W. US RT 36 Harristown, IL 62537 OR apply online at:

SIU School of Medicine is a premier employer in Central Illinois, seeking skilled, caring individuals to join our team. In addition to clinical staff, we also hire administrative support and professional level positions. DECATUR LOCATIONS Family & Community Medicine Clinic - 250 W. Kenwood Surgery, Urology Clinic - 1750 E. Lakeshore Drive MAIN CAMPUS LOCATED IN SPRINGFIELD For a listing of current vacancies, and to complete an online application, visit our website at: “Like” us on Facebook at SIU School of Medicine Careers “Follow” us on LinkedIn at SIU School of Medicine Scan the QR Code to the right with your mobile device to view job postings

AA/EO Employer

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Advanced Disposal

Advanced Disposal is a fully integrated solid waste services company providing collection,transfer,recycling & landfill disposal services to residential, commercial & industrial customers.

We currently have opportunities in the Decatur & Charleston, IL area.

Some of our current opportunities are: â&#x20AC;˘ Driver â&#x20AC;˘ Mechanic Please visit our booth at the Job Fair to find out more about Advanced Disposal, requirements/ qualifications, and our excellent benefits! Visit our website anytime to apply online:

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