JobsInRI.com was proud to exhibit at this years' We Mean Business Expo in Warwick.
This event is a joint venture of Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis' Business Information Center and the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.
The Expo is a great opportunity for small businesses to connect with local resources to help them make their businesses successful.
Pictured is JobsInRI.com Field Marketing Coordinator, Heidi Sawyer
Career Connection Wins Communicator Awards' 2011 Silver Award of Distinction
The International Academy of the Visual Arts recently announced that Career Connection, the premier online job seeker newsletter, is the recipient of the 2011 Silver Award of Distinction for newsletter copy and writing. With thousands of entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring the creative excellence for communications professionals.
The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), a 550+ member organization of leading professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. Current IAVA membership represents a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, and marketing firms including: Condè Nast, Coach, Disney, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Estee Lauder, HBO, Keller Crescent, MTV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Tribal DDB, Victoria's Secret, Wired and many others.
Career Connection was recently named recipient of the Communicator Awards' Silver Award of Distinction for newsletter copy and writing
2010 Southern Rhode Island Spring Job Fair
The recent Southern Rhode Island Spring Job Fair gave employers a venue to meet with hundreds of job seekers.
This free job seeker event was sponsored by the South Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Wakefield Mall, JobsInRI.com, the South County Independent, and the Southern Rhode Island Newspaper.
South Kingstown Chamber staff with JobsInRI.com's Steve Porter
Eyewitness News 2010 Job Fair
JobsInRI.com was on hand as thousands of Rhode Island job seekers descended upon the Crowne Plaza in Warwick to participate in the 2010 Eyewitness News Job Fair.
Over 90 area companies exhibited looking for a variety of employees for full-time, part-time and other positions. Attendees packed the halls early, and traffic around the hotel came to a stand still for much of the day.
For career advice on finding your dream job in Rhode Island, read the latest edition of the award-winning Career Connection online newsletter, as well as recent informative articles in the JobsInRI.com Article Archive for Job Seekers.
Rhode Island job seekers visit the JobsInRI.com booth for career tips and job search help during the Eyewittnes News 2010 Job Fair
"We Mean Business" Expo 2009
The Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation hosted the "We Mean Business" Expo 2009 which filled the Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Providence. Over 80 municipal, state, federal and non-profit business organizations, and several sponsors, provided information on how to cut through government red tape and make their business successful.
Traffic was steady throughout the day as entrepreneurs walked the floor to get the answers their businesses needed.
Three workshops were presented on "Starting and Running a Successful Small Business" with David Lucier and David Nash, "Image Impact: Set Yourself Apart from the Competition!" with Margaret Batting and "Introduction to Facebook for Small Business" with Seth Resler. Each session was attended by approximately 60 small business owners.
An attendee receives some recruiting advice from Mike Whinnett of JobsInRI.com at the "We Mean Business" Expo 2009
PawSox Sponsor Appreciation Day at McCoy Stadium
JobsInRI.com had a great experience working with the Pawtucket Red Sox during the 2009 season. As a sponsor, representatives from JobsInRI.com had the opportunity to attend the 8th Annual Sponsor Appreciation Batting Practice Day in Pawtucket.
The day included batting practice, fielding, a tour of McCoy stadium and a VIP luncheon where we were able to meet members of the PawSox front office and fellow PawSox sponsors.
Stay on the lookout for 2010 ticket giveaways and PawSox promotions with JobsInRI.com!
JobsInRI.com's Steve Dodge, Neil Boorjian and Jeff Desmond
iPod touch Winner Announced - Thanks for Your Feedback!
Congratulations to Jennifer Robbins of Oakland, Maine for recently being selected at random to win an iPod touch after completing our annual employment survey! What does Jennifer like most about site?
"I really like the variety of search engines that are available to narrow your search by category and/or town and save valuable time. The extensive "new job" listings by town have proven to be an extremely valuable tool in matching my needs with potential employers. I have had several job interviews via JobsInME.com and I search your website daily. I am both hopeful and confident that the perfect job awaits me on JobsInME.com. Thank you for doing a great job on behalf of all the job seekers in Maine and other states!"
Congratulations Jennifer and thank you and all who participated in our user survey. JobsInRI.com, Rhode Island's number one employment resource, will implement your feedback to help provide you with an even better user experience.
In closing, it's a message like the following one from another job seeker that lets us know that we're on the right track:
"I updated my resume and the next day had a message from an employer who had found my resume with your resume searcher. Within a week, I had a job offer in hand. I could not believe how easy your site made the process of signing up, posting multiple resumes and communicating with interested employers. Kudos! I recommend your site all the time to people who tell me, 'Jeez, I'd look for a new job, but the market is so bad.' They hear my story and I hope they head right to your site!"
Congratulations to Jennifer Robbins of Oakland, Maine for recently being selected at random to win an iPod touch after completing our annual employment survey!
Providence Business Expo Celebrates
As the largest Chamber-sponsored business-to-business networking exposition in the nation, Business EXPO 2009 featured thousands of attendees and more than 350 exhibitors, representing nearly every industry in Rhode Island, displaying their goods and services on an interactive show floor, a variety of professional development opportunities and a host of unparalleled networking events.
Celebrating 20 years of successful business in Rhode Island, this year's event was redesigned and reformatted to give event exhibitors and attendees access to a broad and powerful knowledge base, successful business practices and top notch decision makers.
Understanding the uncertain of today's economy, this year's event focused on giving local business professionals a wide array of dynamic and practical tools that can immediately be implemented.
Business EXPO 2009 was brought to you by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, with Bank of America serving as the event's Premier Sponsor.
JobsInRI.com Senior Account Manager Marty Norton, Senior Sales Manager Tom Hinman, and Senior Account Manager Rachel Cottrell
Exclusive JobsInRI Career Open House
for Hotel Viking
The JobsInRI Career Open House recently gave Newport's Hotel Viking an opportunity to reach a broad audience in person, while giving exclusively selected job seekers a live networking forum.
Using our extensive database of registered candidates, JobsInRI.com sent out customized invitations to this exclusive event only to those candidates who fit Hotel Viking's specific requirements; industry, experience, and geographic location.
Be sure to update your resume in the JobsInRI.com database so that you may receive an invitation to one of our upcoming JobsInRI Career Open Houses.
"I enjoyed meeting the managers and director of human resources, as well as the JobsInRI.com family. It's nice to actually meet people from the company that I post my resume on. I do find that you have one of the better job searching sites. Thanks again for the invitation, hopefully something great will come from today's interviews."
- Deb, a job seeker who landed a job at the event
Hotel Viking hired several new employees as a result of the JobsInRI Career Open House
Hospitality On-Ramp Program Sponsored by the Newport Skills Alliance
Fifteen adult learners recently graduated from a 5-week Hospitality On-Ramp Program sponsored by the Newport Skills Alliance.
Participants were pre-screened for this program and learned job readiness skills while engaged in an American Hotel & Lodging Association curriculum titled "Skills, Tasks and Results Training" (S.T.A.R.T.).
Professionals from CCRI, RI Department of Education, RI Hospitality Association, and several area hotels and businesses volunteered their time and expertise in the program. JobsInRI.com presented a seminar titled "How to Get the Most Out of Your Next Job Fair" which was given on the last day of the class. JobsInRI.com staff also assisted in conducting mock interviews with the graduates.
Graduates will seek employment in the Hospitality and Lodging industry here in Rhode Island.
Graduates of Newport Skills Alliance's Hospitality On-Ramp Program
Newport Chamber of Commerce and
RI Hospitality Association Job Fair
The Newport Chamber of Commerce and RI Hospitality Association Job Fair featured 20 exhibitors and attracted more than 600 attendees.
During the job fair, JobsinRI.com's Steve Porter, presented a continuous workshop titled "How to Use the Internet to Find a Job in Any Economy" to dozens of interested job seekers.
Steven Porter of JobsInRI.com speaking to attendees at the Newport Chamber of Commerce and RI Hospitality Association Job Fair
Rep. Patrick Kennedy Attends Resume Tips and Reassurance Seminar
As part of an ongoing series of seminars on "re-careering" at the netWORKri offices in Newport and Pawtucket, RI, job seekers recently attended a Transferring Skills Resume Workshop geared toward careers in the hospitality industry at the Providence/Warwick netWORKri Career Center.
Participants, many of whom were recently unemployed, learned techniques they could use to apply to any new career path, focusing on the current needs of the hospitality industry. The seminars were co-sponsored by the Governor's WorkForce Board, JobsInRI.com and netWORKri.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy attended to listen to jobs seekers' concerns and share his proposals for the economic stimulus package to the 45 job seekers in attendance. Kennedy spoke for approximately 30 minutes to the group.
Steven Porter, JobsInRI.com outreach and training consultant, and Amy Driscoll, Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation workforce development specialist, presented the free workshop.
"Rep. Kennedy really reinforced that they are doing all they can in Washington, D.C. to help turn things around," JobsInRI.com Field Market Manager Jason Blais, said.
Driscoll and Porter emphasized that employers are currently overwhelmed with resumes and gave tips to help job seekers make their resumes stand out.
Some of those tips included:
Think of your resume and cover letter as advertisements
List specific accomplishments
Make resumes and cover letters specific to each job that you apply to
One more piece of advice from Driscoll: network. Having someone of influence hand your resume to the right hiring manager can really make a difference, she said.
Check out the JobsInRI.com Upcoming Events page for future seminars that will focus on developing your interviewing skills.
Rep. Patrick Kennedy with Amy Driscoll, RI Hospitality Education Foundation Workforce Specialist. Kennedy spoke for approximately 30 minutes to seminar attendees.
Steven Porter, JobsInRI.com Outreach Consultant, presenting at the Resume Tips and Reassurance Seminar.
Round Tables Offer Business Expertise
The RI Hospitality Association, the voice of Rhode Island's Lodging, Restaurant and Tourism Industries, recently hosted Leadership Round Tables at the Crowne Plaza at the Crossings in Providence.
State and national experts were on hand to personally answer questions and provide attendees with the latest information to keep them in business.
Topics of discussion included: state and federal laws, taxation, marketing, available capital and cost controls.
Jennifer Gosselin of Vermont - our lucky MacBook contest winner - is happy to report that she recently landed a job with a former employer. Back when she was actively looking for work, Gosselin used JobsInVT.com daily, performing job searches by county.
"We didn't have a computer in the house and we've always wanted a laptop. It was so nice to win this, especially right before the Christmas holiday!" Jennifer said.
Gosselin said she really appreciated how easy the site was to use and how quickly she could see all of the jobs listed in her county. She stated she also liked the fact that many employers would keep job information on the site for more than just a few days or a few weeks which allowed her to look back at jobs she had previously applied to, for quick reference.
Congratulations Jennifer - for winning the MacBook and for getting re-hired! Looks like it's going to be a good year.
MacBook winner, Jennifer Gosselin, said she really appreciated how easy the site was to use and how quickly she could see all of the jobs listed in her county
Rhode Island Hospitality Education Foundation Transferring Skills Resume Seminar
JobsInRI.com recently partnered with the RI Hospitality and Tourism Association to provide a series of seminars on "re-careering" at the netWORKri offices in Newport and Pawtucket.
Participants, many of whom were recently unemployed, learned about techniques they could use to apply learned skills to any new career path, with a focus on the current needs of the hospitality industry. The seminars were co-sponsored by the Governor's Workforce Board and netWORKri.
Steven Porter, JobsInRI.com Outreach Consultant and Amy Driscoll, RI Hospitality Education Foundation Workforce Specialist
New England Institute of Technology Student Employment Expo
Over 200 students turned out for the recent New England Institute of Technology (NEIT) Student Employment Expo in Warwick. Twenty different companies offered attending students both local jobs and potential career opportunities within their career programs.
NEIT was founded in 1940 and is the area's leading career technical college offering degrees in over 30 different areas.
The NEIT Career Services staff stopped by the JobsinRI.com booth to gather information for their office. Career Services Advisor Aleese Burrows (center), and Records Coordinator Chris Difazio (right) are joined by NEIT Student Intern Gretchen.
2008 Business to Business
JobsinRI.com recently participated in the 2008 Business to Business Statewide Expo at the University of Rhode Island's Ryan Center. Over 2,000 business people enjoyed the 75 company exhibits, a local farmers market, and a variety of workshops designed to keep local business productive and profitable.
Steven Porter, JobsInRI.com Outreach Consultant at the 2008 Rhode Island Business to Business Statewide Expo
Rhodes to Independence / netWORKri Annual Job Fair Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month
JobsinRI.com recently exhibited at the Rhodes to Independence / netWORKri Annual Job Fair Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month at the Marriot in Providence on October 3. The event attracted over 1,000 job seekers to meet with 40 employers, state agencies and schools. The event focused on connecting persons with disabilities and non-traditional job seekers with employers here in Rhode Island.
Kim Schrier (left), Job Developer at the J. Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center, visits the JobsinRI.com exhibit with her group
JobsInRI.com 2008 Career Fair Attracts Great Local Candidates
JobsInRI.com, in partnership with the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted the 2008 JobsInRI.com Career Fair at the Twin River Gaming Facility in Lincoln. Merchant Card Services, Express Personnel, and AAA of Southern New England sponsored the event, which was heavily advertised on multiple radios station, on area campuses, through local business and trade associations, and by email invitations to job seekers. Unlike other recent events, the more than 600 job seekers who attended were able meet with dozens of employers looking for great employees to fill jobs in Rhode Island. Companies as big as Rite Aid, Raytheon, and Amica exhibited alongside great local businesses such as the Groden Network, Picerne Real Estate Group, and Cranston ARC.
This broad range of high-quality, in-state employers illustrated a brighter side of the Rhode Island economy. In fact, the 32 companies on hand represented hundreds of current openings in the state, and the 2008 JobsInRI.com Career Fair helped them connect with great local candidates. "We were very excited about the level of the candidates that came through today. In fact, 24 out of the 25 exhibitors that answered our feedback surveys stated that they found potential candidates during the career fair," said Jason Blais, Field Operations Manager for JobsInTheUS.com and JobsInRI.com. Obviously, the employers were impressed as well. According to Michael Coates, of Clean Water Action, "The turnout at this fair was very impressive. Your organization obviously took a lot of care in advertising this event."
This Career Fair reinforced JobsInRI.com's status as the #1 local employment resource in Rhode Island. Currently, there are more in-state, Rhode Island career opportunities posted with JobsInRI.com than anywhere else. In addition to providing the leading resource to find jobs, JobsInRI.com also provides the best value to employers. In September alone, the website, www.JobsInRI.com.com, received more than 1,000,000 page views.
Marty Norton, JobsInRI.com Senior Account Manager, and Maria Kumiega, Recruiter for Raytheon
The 2008 JobsInRI.com Career Fair hosted 32 local employers and attracted more than 600 job seekers
JobsInRI.com Partners with the NRICC to Provide New Benefits and Exposure for Members
JobsInRI.com, the state's leading job resource, recently announced a new partnership with the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce as part of their new JobsInRI.com JiUS Connects initiative.
The agreement provides benefits to the NRI Chamber members through discounted services and educational recruitment content provided by JobsInRI.com. In return, it provides JobsInRI.com increased brand awareness and interaction with the largest professional association in northern RI. As part of the agreement, JobsInRI.com will provide increased financial support to the Chamber.
"With so many local resources partnering with big national partners, we've seen a strong dissatisfaction in the market for a reliable and effective local employment advertising resource," said Jason C. Blais, the Field Operations Manager for JobsInRI.com.
"The Chamber is pleased to partner with JobsInRI.com. We encourage our members to do business with other local members and we are walking the walk while providing a valuable benefit to our members," said John C. Gregory, president/CEO of the Northern RI Chamber of Commerce.
For more information on JobsInRI.com's JiUS Connects partnership opportunities, please contact Jason C. Blais, Field Operations Manager at 877-374-1088, ext. 2069
2008 Family Fun Fest A Hit With PawSox And JobsInRI.com
JobsInRI.com sponsored this year's Principal Family Fun Fest with the Pawtucket Red Sox. It was a beautiful, albeit a little windy, Memorial Day, and a great day to spend at the ballpark watching America's favorite past time.
The Pawsox beat the Yankees 11-5, setting and keeping the spirits high for the crowd of about 10,000 fans. Attending this great event from JobsInRI.com were: Steve Porter, Rachel Cottrell, Account Manager, and Jason Blais, Field Operations Manager, and their families.
Even the sluggish economy couldn't dampen the excitement of Family Fun Fest with thousands of families enjoying rides, getting autographs from players, and meeting local businesses.
As an employment website that only allows in-state Rhode Island jobs to be posted, JobsInRI.com goes the extra mile to join with the community, and provide advice and tips to active and passive job seekers whenever we can.
For those of you we saw during the event, thanks for stopping by! If you got one of our stickers during this event, send an email to info@JobsInRI.com, include the sticker's message in your email, and you'll be entered to win a set of 4 Pawtucket Red Sox tickets for this season!
Steve Porter, Outreach Consultant with JobsInRI.com and President of the Gloucester Little League, spent Memorial Day with the Pawtucket Red Sox
JobsInRI.com Co-Sponsor Of 2008 Family Fun Fest
For the twelfth year in a row, Pawtucket is gearing up for the 2008 Principal Financial Group Family Fun Fest. This year, JobsInRI.com will be co-sponsoring the event and another big turnout is expected.
Everyone loves the free giant festival, which will open just outside the ball park, after the big game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. The event will run from 3-6pm and you don't want to miss a single minute of it. There will be batting and pitching cages, bungee runs, super slide, the X-Box 360 giveaway, and more! And if you're not tired yet, you can even put yourself on a free souvenir Days Inn baseball card or Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine cover.
Make sure you head on over and say hello to Steve Porter and Jason Blais from JobsInRI.com, Rhode Islands #1 job board. Rumor has it that Jason has a 150mph fast ball and I am sure he would love to show you if you ask him!
Events Coordinator Neil Boorjian of JobsInRI.com poses for a picture with the General Sales Manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox's, Augusto "Cookie" Rojas, JR., at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket
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