Posted by: adrienehill | May 1, 2009

Jobs and Training

In this post (after the jump):
US Census Jobs
Professional Development Training
Target Electronic Systems Specialist
Taste of Chicago Jobs

US Census Management Positions

The US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census will be conducting pre-employment tests from May 4th to May 23rd, 2009 at multiple locations throughout Illinois and Indiana. These are roughly 3 hour tests that are part of the application process for management positions. Positions are full time, temporary for the 2010 Census.

Read the details carefully and find the closest office number for your area here:


Professional Development Series
Sponsored by Sara lee Foundation

The Chicago Urban League is Sponsoring Professional Development classes for degreed professionals that are currently working and looking for an opportunity for advancement or the Professional candidate that has worded for an organization for several years and has recently been laid-off. Each of the workshops will take place at 4510 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL.

Workshops include:

A Professional Development Plan: Taking Your Career to New Heights.
May 7, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated on May 9, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

An Effective Resume that Gets Call Backs!
May 14, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated on May 16, 2009 from 9: 00 a.m. until noon.

Interviewing Sucessfully with Today’s Employers.
May 28, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated on May 30, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

The New Era of Job Hunting –Navigating your way on the internet.
June 4, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated June 6, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

The Job Search – It’s a Process!
June 11, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated June 13, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Marketing Yourself-Moving up the Corporate Ladder
June 18, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated June 20, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Networking Skills- The Hidden Job Market.
June 25, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated June 27, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Negotiating Your Way to the Next Level.
July 9, 2009 from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. and repeated July 11, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

If interested call 773-602-3018 for more information.
The first twenty participants will be registered for the classes.
Must attend at least four development sessions.

We currently have 31 Distribution Centers across the country that service over 1500 stores.
Each Regional Distribution Center services anywhere from 50 – 80 stores.
Our distribution centers, or DCs, are typically 1.3-1.5 million square feet and have 7-8 miles of conveyor. Each building employs between 700 – 1000 team members and ship 40-50M cartons per year.
Let’s talk about the growth that we have planned for our distribution centers. We are experiencing a huge amount of growth and we expect this growth to continue well into the future. In the last 5 years, we have doubled in size on the Distribution side of the business. To maintain our high level of service standards, Target Distribution is keeping pace with the opening of new stores by building new distribution centers across the country. By the year 2010 our plan is to have a total of 35-40 distribution centers around the country.
As we continue to grow and expand our business, the career opportunities will also grow exponentially. Thus, we are continually hiring talented individuals to help support our growth and lead our teams into the future.

Job Descriptions
Electronic Systems Specialist

As an Electronic Systems Specialist, you’ll oversee the installation, evaluation, operation, maintenance and repair of all electronic equipment used to run our distribution center as efficiently, safely and productively as possible. You’ll help make our distribution center the best in the industry by troubleshooting electronic systems problems, provide training and create an open path of communication between you and the team. You’ll forge relationships with internal clients, and partner with your peers to remove barriers to your facility’s success.


• Understand, maintain and troubleshoot complex control systems including PLC/PC controllers and industrial networks such as Ethernet, control net, device net, motor control systems, servo drives, frequency drives, and electrical distribution systems
• Applying your knowledge of systems and maintenance to keep the distribution center running smoothly
• Evaluating current work methods and finding ways to eliminate inefficiencies
• Diagnosing problems associated with computer peripherals maintenance
• Minimizing downtime by overseeing electronic equipment maintenance contracts, notifying service contractors of necessary repairs and following up to see that repairs are completed
• Completing preventative maintenance and repairs to failed electronic equipment and ensuring all units requiring manufacturer repair are sent, repaired and returned in a timely manner
• Providing training on the proper use of the equipment and basic diagnostic procedures for defining problems

Minimum Job Requirements:

• 4-year college degree in Electrical Engineering, a related field or equivalent experience
• Ability to provide off-hours support as required
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in all situations with great interpersonal skills
• Experience working in a team-oriented environment
• Strong reasoning, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Proven ability to motivate teams and manage conflict
• Basic PC skills
• Ability to access all levels and areas of the facility
• Ability to interpret and understand policies and procedures and relate them to others
• Openness to relocation

Do you know someone who wants to work the Taste of Chicago this year?

Call 1-312-251-0103

They are giving out interview dates.

Thank you,

Mike Williams

Administrative Assistant

(773) 373-8670 ext. 3001

Charles Hayes Family Investment Center

OPF-Hayes Program Office

4859 South Wabash Avenue

Chicago IL 60615


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