Saturday, February 28, 2009

Job market tough

Spring Brings a few more jobs to Frederick

There are actually a few construction jobs, I didn't expect to see any from the constant bombardment of the media with respect to Wall Street's reaction to the stimulus plan.

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The Frederick News Post has a total of 68 Full Time Job Openings, at least 3 of which are the FNP looking to hire (wondering how much they're offering since they announced cost cutting measure of dropping the Monday edition)

The Frederick Gazzette has a total of 28 Full Time Job Openings, and some of those are Montgomery County and even Prince Georges County.

It's becoming apparent that the newspaper is not where you'll find all the best job openings. If you do a Google search for employment opportunities in Frederick Maryland you will find jobs that aren't listed in the paper!

Let's not forget the Frederick County Workforce located behind the Holiday Inn just south of FSK mall:

Purchasing Agent - MD0584360
Carter Control Systems, Inc. - Frederick

Manage the process of procuring the necessary materials and services in a time efficient, and cost effective manner to ensure the delivery of completed products to our Carter Control Systems, Inc., customers. Excellent oral, written and organizational skills. Proficient knowledge and use of Microsoft programs, as well as applicable purchasing and inventory software packages. Ability to comfortably communicate with all levels of management. Experience in Lean manufacturing environments, Kanban and Supply Chain management. Electrical experience would be great.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Business, and/or five years of Purchasing experience.
To Apply: Please fax resume to: (301) 695-3851; or email to:

Disabled Veterans' Outreach Specialist, Employment and Training Specialist Trainee - MD0242705
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation - Frederick

The DVOP Specialist will facilitate intensive services to eligible veterans with special employment and training needs. Conduct individual interviews for assessment of job skills, job ready needs and barriers to employment. Provide formal case management, career guidance and referrals as necessary. Outreach to veterans most in need of services. For additional job details and qualifications, please visit:
Salary: Range of $26,248 to $40,980 per year.
Qualifications: All applicants must meet the minimum and selective qualifications, as listed in
To Apply: Qualified applicants must submit a completed Maryland State Application, (MS-100), and a copy of your college diploma or transcript. No Resumes will be accepted. Deadline to apply is: Thursday, March 12, 2009. Please visit: for complete details.

Computer Graphics Specialist - MD0621381
Letter Direct - Frederick

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material. Ability to design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, including direct mailings and printing. Basic understanding of graphic printing software such as; In Design, Photo Shop, and Quark.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Experience on MacIntosh and Personal Computers. Recent trade school or college graduate should apply.
To Apply: For consideration, please email resume to:

Customer Service/Printing Industry - MD1097369
Letter Direct - Frederick

Interact with customers to provide information in response to inquiries about products and services and to handle and resolve complaints. Pleasant phone demeanor, as well as an overall understanding of the printing trade, especially digital color printing.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Basic computer skills. Must have previous experience in the Printing Industry.
To Apply: For consideration, please email resume to:

Plumber - MD0758748
Mount Saint Mary's University - Emmitsburg

Installs and repairs all types of domestic and commercial plumbing fixtures. Performs repair and installation of high and low pressure steam systems. Assembles, installs and repairs pipes, fittings, and fixtures of heating water supply and waste disposal system. Performs oil burner maintenance. Works with gas fired boilers and pneumatic controls. Performs electrical connections and disconnects. Repairs all types of pumps. Assist with repairs in water/waste distribution and collection system
Salary: $11.70 per hour.
Qualifications: Four years of experience in Plumbing.
To Apply: Please mail resume to: Brenda McKeel, Mount Saint Mary's University, 16300 Old Emmitsburg Road, Emmitsburg, Maryland, 21727; or fax resume to: (301) 447-5864; or apply online at:

Lawyers apply for a $30,000 (fake) job
Tracy Coenen
Jan 16th 2009 at 5:00PM
Filed under: Technology, Career

You know the job market for lawyers has to be tough if there are actually applicants for a $30,000 a year position. An attorney in New York posted the "job" on Craigslist, making it sound like the worst lawyer job ever. It was listed as a job with a firm in midtown Manhattan, a salary of $30,000, and a whole bunch of restrictions.

The "job" required 12-hour days, six days a week, offered no health insurance, required work on holidays. Also notable was the fact that the position offered three days of sick leave and five days of vacation, all of which could only be taken in January and February. The reason? The attorney needed to be available to fill in for all the partners when they took time off.

According to the Gazzette, the City of Frederick's budget deficit is right around $1,000,000.

In the final weeks leading up to the anticipated unveiling of Frederick city's fiscal 2010 budget, Mayor W. Jeff Holtzinger said that he and the city's budget staff are still working to chip away at a deficit.

Holtzinger (R) would not give an exact figure for the deficit; he did say that it started out proportionate to the county's $24 million deficit in January. (The county has since reduced its deficit to $7 million, according to the latest budget figures.)

"I won't say [the exact number] because it's always changing as we try to get it down to 0," Holtzinger said. "It's not the exact number [as the county's] — but it's proportionate.

Frederick city's $83.1 million budget is significantly smaller than the county‘s $461 million budget, but a proportionate deficit would figure to about $4.3 million.

Issue #54

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