Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Frederick Hiring Improving - Summer Internships too

Unskilled Workers Finding Temp Work

One economic indicator that you're not very likely to see is the number of (relatively) unskilled workers actually finding day work at Labor Ready in downtown City of Frederick. Yesterday everybody that showed up for temporary work (who got there early enough) went out the door to a job that day. Temporary work is usually the realm of the homeless but I found it extremely useful more than once to finance my job search (made enough to put gas in my car and buy cigarettes)

Because my blog traffic stats show that most of my readers came here in hopes of finding a job I'm posting recent job openings for Frederick Maryland:

Administrative Assistant - Finance
Frederick, Maryland
Professional, dependable, trustworthy and career-minded Administrative Assistant is needed for a small financial securities and investment company in Frederick. Candidates who have a proven record of working in a fast paced office environment, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word experience, filing, solid work history and strong business etiquette skills are encouraged to apply.
Salary: $12.00 per hour.
Qualifications: Requires high level of professionalism, integrity and ability to maintain absolute confidentiality due to nature of the work.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0491963.

Medical Job Openings in Frederick Maryland

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Biodefense Medical Intelligence
Leading Technology Company - Frederick, MD

The Bio-defense Medical Intelligence Analyst is responsible for specific portions of projects/programs as assigned and provides solutions to an assortment of...

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Warehouse Manager - Printing
Frederick, Maryland
Local printing and mailing company is seeking a warehouse manager. General duties will be daily operations of all warehouse tasks including shipping and receiving. Individual must have experience in printing and direct mail. The Warehouse Manager is responsible for the efficient operation of the warehouse. In addition, the Warehouse Manager holds the primary responsibility for maintaining and implementing all warehouse functions, once fully acclimated to the organization.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Two Years previous experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0161255.

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Summer Internships – An Insider's Guide to Washington, DC Internships

By Rachel Cooper,

A summer internship in Washington, DC is often a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to test-drive their careers and make important professional contacts. But what’s it really like? The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), a nonprofit organization that helps students locate internships in government, business and non-profit organizations in Washington, DC, assisted us in connecting with several interns to create the following profiles. The students answer questions and describe their experience in their own words.

For general information and additional resources, read Washington, DC Internships – Interning on Capitol Hill.

Intern Profile Index - Listed by First Name and Workplace
•Dominic - Ball Janik LLP (This page - see below)

•Jeanette - American Council of Young Political Leaders

•Jameson - National Education Association

•Rachel - The Institute for Gulf Affairs

•Christian - Congressional Office of Kendrick Meek

•Megan - CentroNia

•Darren - Progressive Majority

•Thomas - Senator Mikulski’s Office

Student Name: Dominic
School/Major: University of Ottawa / Universit√© d’Ottawa – Political Science and Public Administration

Internship Placement: Ball Janik LLP – A lobby and government affairs firm

Duties: As an intern, I work primarily with the lobbyists at the firm to assist them with various projects related to their legislative work. I track the progress of bills and funding requests from the cities that the firm represents in DC. I also provide assistance to an organization called Transportation for America as they launch a grassroots campaign in order to help urge President Obama and Congress to create the world-leading, sustainable transportation system so desperately needed in the United-States. This is important because during the current session, Congress will likely pass the Transportation Authorization Act, which will set your country's transportation and infrastructure priorities — allocating hundreds of billions of dollars for projects that can shape communities for generations. Specifically, I attend Senate Committee hearings on transportation issues and report back on the testimonies that were given. I deliver letters to congressional offices and additionally I provide assistance during special events organized by the firm like fundraising events, which enable me to interact with American elected officials.

What did you like the most about interning in Washington, DC?

Everyday is a learning experience, when I first moved here I knew very little about the legislative process in the United-States and my goal was to observe it and learn about it as much as possible. This internship has definitely enabled me to do this above and beyond my initial expectations.

What did you like the least?
What I like the least is the weather. The crazy humidity levels, high temperature and unpredictability of the weather are hard to get accustomed to. Quebec City is much cooler and dryer this time of the year and the weather there is quite predictable, we basically get what Toronto had the day before.

Did your internship help you make future career plans?
Definitely, The Washington Center has provided many extracurricular activities that allowed me to meet and network with people that work at agencies for which I would like to work in the future.

What recreational activities did you participate in while in Washington?
I enjoy digital photography of landscapes and the beautiful sunny weekends we have had have been spent outdoors at local landmarks and monuments taking photographs and then processing them with High Density Range software to create works of art. I also look forward to seeing a few movies at the SilverDocs film festival. I have a few friends that will come visit during the summer and I plan to go visit some of the museums with them.

Where did you live?
I live in North Bethesda near the Grosvenor Metro stop.

How were the accommodations?
The building is really nice and has great amenities including an outdoor pool and a pub room! When I say real nice I mean it. But this neighborhood is not pedestrian friendly. I must take the metro for two stops to have access to a supermarket or a pharmacy. Considering I left my car in Canada and flew here, that is a bit of a drag…

Is there anything else that you would like to share about your experience?
This city is amazing, the people are great. It seems to me like a microcosm of the United-States, there are interns here from every States and I meet someone from a different State everyday. As your neighbor to the North, part of the experience for me in DC this summer is to meet and get to know who are these people that share the world’s longest border with our country.

Read more intern profiles on the following pages

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Aging Workforce come out just fine in recession

Older Workers Stand to Capitalize Big Time

as the economy recovers.
By MarketWatch

With unemployment at more than a 25-year high and the economy still shedding hundreds of thousands of jobs a month, it might seem odd to be talking about worker shortages and the need to retain skilled labor in many businesses.

But this recession will end, and when it does demographics are going to start working in favor of the labor force, as the number of younger workers starting to climb the ladder dwindles and companies face what could be big gaps in the talent pool. That should spell opportunity for older workers, if companies start planning now for training and retention.

One group of older workers that is going to have a big impact in the labor-force future is Hispanics age 55 and up. That component is going to be expanding more rapidly than any other, a new study from AARP shows, and will be able to meet many of the needs firms will have in the future -- if they are prepared for the wave.

U.S. businesses don't have the best track record when it comes to dealing with older workers of any racial or ethnic background. But their survival may depend on getting it right.

-- Steve Kerch, assistant managing editor/Personal Finance

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Your interview comes up in less than 24 hours... are you ready?

Even if you have less than a day before your job interview, you can outshine the competition with a little preparation. The following four tasks will take you about four hours (plus five minutes) to complete, and you’ll walk into the interview confident you’ll be successful.

Conduct Basic Interview Research

Find out as much as you can about the interview. Call the person who scheduled your appointment and ask:

Who will you be talking to? Will you meet the manager you’d work for, or will you just talk to HR? What are the interviewer’s expectations?

What’s the dress code? Dress better than suggested. Most times, it’s best for men to wear a suit and women to wear a professional business outfit. You’d be amazed how many candidates show up looking like they’re going to class, not presenting a professional demeanor.

Get directions to the office. Plan to leave early. Keep a phone number to call if you get stuck on the bus or in traffic. If you arrive late and stressed, the interview will not go well.

If you don’t have a detailed job description, ask for one.

That’s a five-minute phone call.


Current Job Postings from the Frederick County Workforce Website:

HVAC Service Technician
Frederick, Maryland
HVAC company is seeking Installation and Service Technicians that are serious about their profession. The right candidate for this position will be a self starter and someone who is looking to create a career with our company by doing excellent work and making every customer happy. Neat and detail oriented with a desire to please the customer. Journeyman or Masters License is preferred.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Seven years previous experience. Valid driver's license with a clean driving record
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0788467.

HVAC Sheet Metal Helper

Frederick, Maryland
Assist in the installation of heating and air conditioning duct work on residential new construction job sites. Some experience in construction helpful. Must have a good work ethic and a desire to learn a trade.
Salary: $10.00 per hour.
Qualifications: Valid driver's license and be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0395950.

Frederick, Maryland

Dietician for Long Term Care Facility. Prefer active membership in the American Dietetic Association. Experience working in a long term care facility a plus. Work well throughout the Food Service Department. Involved with residents, personnel, visitors, etc. Communicates with the medical staff, nursing personnel and other department personnel.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Must have active License as Dietician in Maryland. Bachelors Degree in Dietetics.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0211964.

Inserter Operator
Frederick, Maryland
Essential duties and responsibilities include operating inserting machine for jobs generated by data processing, monitoring equipment; determine cause of malfunction and takes necessary action to resolve problem to meet deadline or productivity standards. Perform job set-ups on inserting machine, completing shift log identifying all work processes and postage expended.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: Minimum of one year previous experience.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0867789.

Remote Satellite Television Installer
Frederick, Maryland
Remote-Satellite Installation Technicians spearhead the installation, as well as assist with testing and repairing equipment that receives digital signals for residential customers. Must be willing to work flexible hours including weekends. Employees will be compensated for overtime. A background check will be preformed as part of the pre-employment process.
Salary: Competitive Salary.
Qualifications: High School Diploma or General Equivalency Degree. Two years previous experience. Valid driver's license with a clean driving record is required.
To Apply: Visit for additional details. The job order number for this position is MD0483685.

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