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Volume 13, Issue 4          January 31, 2012
WORKFORCE SPECIALISTS

Tammy Barber
Ellison High School, Killeen
(254) 634-4994 Email

Renee Barton
Killeen High School
(254) 699-7939 Email

Sheila Brooks
Lampasas Career Center
(512) 556-4511  Email

Marilynn Dale
Waskow High School, Belton
(254) 215-2570  Email
or on Facebook "marilynnd workforce"

Dawn Knapp
Temple College
(254) 742-4432  Email
Or on Facebook "dawn workforce"

OUR LOCATIONS
Killeen 300 Cheyenne
(254) 200-2000
Temple 102 E. Central, # 300
(254) 742- 4418
Temple 2420 S. 37th St.
(254) 742-4511
Rockdale 313 N. Main
(512) 446-6440
Lampasas 1305 S. Key, #102
(512) 556-4055
2012 Summer Work !!!
WHO: 150 youth between the ages of 16 and 21.
WHAT: Summer Youth Work Program in jobs such as Recreation Aide, Customer Service, Maintenance, Office Clerk, Custodians, Cashiers, Production Clerks, Retail, and many more!!!
WHEN: For five to six weeks during June and July.
WHERE: In our seven county area: Bell, Milam, Coryell, Mills, San Saba, Hamilton, Lampasas counties.
WHY: To give you a realistic PAID ($7.25/hour) work experience in a real world situation.
If you are interested in being in our Summer Work proram, contact your Workforce Development Specialist listed on the left side as soon as possible.  Recruiting will be in February and March.
Things You Should Know Regarding Online Job Searching & Applications
As you may have noticed there are a greater number of employers requiring you to complete an online application, and that the number of job search websites have drastically increased.  Unfortunately there are people that are using these tools to scam people for their money and personal identity.  So, how do you identify legitimate employers from those who seek to do you harm, and what can you do to protect yourself?
  1. Never pay money to get hired.  Today, temporary agencies bill the employer, the employee does not pay.
  2. Ask yourself is this the employer's website.  The fake website name is usually very similar to the real website.  For example, www.usajobs.go is a legitimate website for civil service employment, but www.usajobs.com is not the authorized website for civil service employment.
  3. Be careful when using job search engines such as CareerBuilder, Indeed, or Craigslist.  They do have legitimate employers, but there is no filter provided to protect you from those that are not real employers.
  4. Ask your local workforce office regarding the legitimacy of the employer or the website providing information.
  5. If it sounds too good to be true, it is more than likely a scam.

We have mentioned just a few things for you to keep in mind.  If you have any questions regarding you job search or applications, please contact your Workforce Development Specialist.  If you would like to share some of your job search experiences in the quarterly newsletter, we are interested in hearing from you.

....... Submitted by Tammy Barber.

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