Volunteer Opportunity!

Robert W. Johnson Community Center is a nonprofit organization in Hagerstown, Maryland that helps promote youth and community development. 

The center is seeking volunteers or interns to come and spend some time with the youth they serve during their Afterschool program: Monday-Friday, 2:00-7:00 pm.  If you are interested, please contact Kaplan Career Services Advisor Kim Gembe by phone at 301-766-3679 or by email at kimberly.gembe@kaplan.edu.

Thank you!

For more information on this organization, click here: Robert W Johnson Community Center, Inc


Job Hunting During the Holiday

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ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS!  Although it is the holiday season, employers are still on the search for new talent!  Follow these links to find out why it is important and advantageous to keep your job search on full blast through this holiday time, and how to make the most of it.

Job Search Success During the Holidays

The Holiday Hiring Myth

How to Leverage the Holidays for a Successful Job Search

Tips for Job Searching During the Holidays

Reasons You Shouldn't Freeze Your Job Search During the Holidays


Graduation - December 4th

Kaplan University's Maryland Winter Graduation will be held Sunday, December 4, 2016 at North Hagerstown High School.  There will be two ceremonies that day, a morning and afternoon.

Graduation Location: 
North Hagerstown High School
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue
Hagerstown, MD  21742

For More Information regarding the Graduation Ceremonies CLICK HERE!


FedEx Ground- Job Opening

Job location:
Harrisburg Hub
510 Industrial Drive
Lewisberry, PA 17339

Job description:
FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective small package shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery and convenient residential service. Our network safely and efficiently moves millions of packages each day utilizing some of the best technology in the industry. FedEx Ground Package Handlers load and unload sorted packages in a fast-paced environment and ensure that FedEx Ground continues to deliver packages to its customers on time and with care. FedExGround facilities typically have multiple sorts operating daily in each location. During the sort, Package Handlers are responsible for the physical loading, unloading and/or sorting of packages by hand, including lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and placing, in a safe and efficient manner. Package Handlers may be assigned to or rotate through various areas and positions such as Loader, Unloader and Quality Assurance.

Part-time Package Handlers
$13.00/hour Day
$13.50/hour Overnight

Full-time Package Handlers
$14.00/hour Day
$14.50/hour Overnight

• Two pay increases within the first six months of employment
• Tuition reimbursement
• Career advancement opportunities
• Weekly paycheck/direct deposit

• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be able to load, unload and sort packages, as well as perform other related duties

For more information, go to 

FedEx Ground is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans) committed to a diverse workforce.

Job recruitment information
* Salary range $13.00 - $14.50 Hourly


DM Bowman: Hiring Part-Time

If you are interested in making a few bucks during school and possibly pursuing a career in transportation, this opportunity may be for you! (this is an office support position)

The position requires:
Pleasant attitude and demeanor
Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
Excellent computer skills, with some knowledge and familiarity with Excel.

The different shifts would be:
                Monday thru Friday:
                                9:00 a.m. til 3:00 p.m. and
                                3:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m.
                                7:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. and
                                2:00 p.m. til 9:00 p.m.

                                8:00 a.m. til 2:00 p.m. and
                                2:00 p.m. til 8:00 p.m.
The part timers work schedules can vary or if they know someone’s availability they can try to fill in accordingly.

Employees would work ~ 6-25 hours per week. Again, there can be some flexibility with this.

If interested please contact Don Meckley who can be reached at 301-223-1082 or dmeckley@dmbowman.com


Job Opening: Part-Time- Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16

Now Hiring Part Time Staff
Regal Valley Mall Stadium 16
17301 Valley Mall Road

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Regal Entertainment Group is accepting applications for part-time employment at the Regal Valley Mall 16.  This is an entry-level position and job duties would include: box office, concession cashier, and usher. If you would like to apply, please visit the Valley Mall location to complete a paper application or complete an online employment application at www.REGmovies.com

Some of the essential duties of the box office & concession cashier are:
·         Customer service
·         Cash handling
·         Proper phone etiquette
·         Knowledge and enforcement of the MPAA ratings system

All qualified candidate must possess: 
·         Must be at least 16 years old
·         Prior work experience helpful, but not required
·         Excellent customer service skills
·         Excellent communication and organizational skills
·         Extremely personable and professional
·         Must be attentive to details
·         Must be a team player
·         Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays

Regal Entertainment Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Get Empowered! Job Hunter’s Expo

The Library is partnering with the Western Maryland Consortium and the One-Stop Job Center to bring you this special event at the Fletcher Library in downtown Hagerstown.  

Address: 100 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740
When: Monday, September 19, 2016, 10am to 3pm

The event will feature speakers, vendors and workshops all aimed at increasing job seekers’ confidence, resilience and skills regarding the job search and/or career planning. Kelly Schulz, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, will be the keynote speaker. Workshops include resume writing, vision board creation, mock interviews, networking, career coaching and more! 

Veterans Career Fair:

Date:  September 6, 2016
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Location: Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Heroes Health and Wellness Center
 510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV 25405

Employers, educational institutions, community programs and workforce WV will be available to help Veterans explore future career and educational opportunities. 
Contact: Anna Stead 304-263-0811, ext. 1916 anna.stead@va.gov


Volunteer Opportunity- Frederick, MD


The Mental Health Association Call Center is recruiting volunteer call specialists to assist us in providing a critical, life-saving service in our region.  The call center answers local, state, and national lines to provide information and referral, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and supportive listening to individuals in our area.  We operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year and need dedicated team members interested in making sure we can answer every call!

If you are calm in a crisis, have the ability to really listen and understand, and can commit to a minimum of 4 hours each week you may be a fit for this opportunity!  The ability to multi-task is highly desirable. Contact our volunteer coordinator to learn more about the application process and find out if your background is a fit for this volunteer position.  Selected candidates will participate in our 40 hour training class and a 15 hour apprenticeship to acquire the necessary skills to join the team. The anticipated start date of our next class is Tuesday, August 29, 2016.

If you are interested in exploring this volunteer opportunity and joining our team of trained call specialists, contact Linda Myers at 301-663-0011 ext. 120 or email at lmyers@fcmha.org.


Experienced and/or Certified Medical Coders Needed!

The office is growing and we need qualified medical coders to analyze and interpret medical records to identify and assign codes on all billable services. This position is in a non-clinical office setting. 

Excellent flexible hours are available! Work a full time shift as early as 6am-2pm (paid lunch) after training and enjoy your afternoons! All shifts available are still no later than 5pm!
Professional demeanor while enjoying casual dress in an office environment.

Please don't risk your resume getting caught in Cyber Space!
Email your resume to frederickjobs@SparksHR.com and then PLEASE follow up with a confirmation phone call to discuss immediate next steps between the hours of 8-5 Monday-Friday.

We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search and your potential career path with SPARKS!


Operation Hire: Public Safety CAREER EXPO

When:  Saturday, June 18, 2016
            10am to 3pm

Where:  WCPS Center for Education Services
              10435 Downsville Pike
              Hagerstown, MD

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) is one of the largest departments in Maryland with nearly 12,000 employees.  This event is free to the community and gives interested job seekers an opportunity to explore numerous career paths within the department.  Come meet face-to-face with key leaders inside of the DPSCS's diverse workforce and apply on the spot!  A career in Criminal Justice includes the following areas of Public Safety: Correctional Officer, Transportation, Counselor, Dietary Officer (Nutrition and Food Service), Information Technology. Case Management, Administrative Support and more!  Veterans and Active Military are strongly encouraged to attend.  At a minimum we would like to encourage ALL to attend and take advantage of the FREE resume review workshop!  We will have professional government resume reviewers on-site to provide feedback and tips on how to successfully submit an application to increase the chances of securing an interview with our department. 


Positions open in Winchester, VA

O'Sullivan Films is hiring for manufacturing positions through Axiom Staffing in Winchester, VA.  If anyone is interested, they can call or visit Axiom in Winchester, VA.  Their phone number is 540-722-7264 and they are located at 2035 S. Pleasant Valley Rd, Winchester, VA.  

They will be taking applications Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.  Interviews for these positions will be scheduled for Thursday, 4/21.

Axiom has other positions available and the link is below.


Job Fair: Shippensburg, PA

Please join us for our GRAND OPENING and JOB FAIR!

202 South Conestoga Drive
Shippensburg, PA
Date: Wednesday, April 13th
Time: 10AM -  4PM
Immediate Openings in the Chambersburg and Carlisle areas!
Please call 717-300-7040 with any questions!


Interview Day Success:

KU-Hagerstown held an on campus Interview Day this past Friday for students and graduates. The day included 13 employers and resulted in 80 interviews conducted between 1:00-3:30 p.m. ‪#‎Kaplangrad‬‪ #‎Kaplanproud‬ ‪#‎KUcareerservices‬ ‪#‎careerservices‬


Love sports? Love to go to games? Love to write?

Herald-Mail Media is looking for some folks to cover games for us over the next several months. There's no fixed schedule, and you're free to accept or pass on any assignment! A great way to get your foot in the door on a writing/reporting career, or just have some fun taking in local sports action!

If interested, please call Sports Editor Andy Mason @ 301-791-6049, or email him @ amason@herald-mail.com


Career Day: First Data

The Hagerstown Women’s Network at First Data is planning a career day.  They are looking for students who want to participate. Hoping for students with majors in Finance, Accounting, Business, IT or Human Resources.

The students will spend time job shadowing with several of our Women Executive Leaders on site at the Hagerstown office. The following topics will also be covered:

-              Dressing for Success
-              Pros and Cons of Social Media
-              Interview Tips, Resume Writing, and Salary/Benefit Package Negotiation
-              Elevator Speeches

Please respond to Kim Gembe, Career Service Advisor, by March 17, 2016 if you are interested in participating.  She will forward your information and a representative from the Women's Network will contact you with more information.


MERKLE Job Fair- Saturday, 2/27/16

SATURDAY, 2/27/16 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Merkle RMG
100 Jamison Court
Hagerstown, MD

Open Positions in Mail Processing Include:
- Mail Sort Clerks
- Mail Batching Clerks
- Deposit Clerks
   * Full and Part time positions available
   * Previoius experience helpful but no necessary
   * We will train the right candidates
   * Schedules available during the following hours
               Monday - Friday - 4 am - 8 pm
               Saturday - 4 am - 2 pm

Open Positions in Data Entry Include:
- Computer Entry Clerks
   * Full and part time positions available
   * Keyboarding skills necessary
   * Schedules available during the following hours:
              Monday - Friday - 6 am - 2 am


Recruitment Events in Virginia:

Over the next two weeks, Stratford University’s Falls Church Campus is hosting the below recruitment events on the times at dates provided at 7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. These events are all free and open to the general public.

Manpower-Tuesday, February 16th11:30 AM-1:30 PM-Register at www.manpowerjobs.eventbrite.com

Geico-Tuesday, February 16th5:00 PM-7:00 PM- Register at www.geico.eventbrite.com

Verizon-Wednesday,  February 17th11:30 AM-1:30 PM or 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. Register at www.verizonjobs.eventbrite.com (afternoon) or www.verizonrecruit.eventbrite.com(evening)

United States Secret Service-Thursday, February 18th11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Register at www.usss.eventbrite.com

Harris Teeter-Tuesday, February 23rd11:30 AM-1:30 PM- Register at www.harristeeterfc.eventbrite.com

Chick-fil-A- Wednesday, February 24th11:30 AM-1:30 PM- Register at www.chickfilajobs.eventbrite.com

Whole Foods- Thursday, February 25th5:00 PM-7:00 PM-Register at www.wholefoodscareers.eventbrite.com

First Data: Externship Opportunity


Career Expo: Merkle

Merkle is having a

Date: Thursday, February 11th
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

* Bring updated resume
* Be prepared for on-site interviews
* Pre-employment testing and screening
* Positions available in: Call Center, Mail Processing & Data Entry
* A criminal background check is required

Merkle Response Management Group
100 Jamison Court
Hagerstown, MD


Upcoming Job Fairs: Falls Church, VA

Upcoming Recruitment Events:These events are all free and open to the general public.

7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. 

Bai, Inc. (IT Contracting)-Tuesday, February 9th11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Register at www.recruitbai.eventbrite.com

Hewlett Packard Enterprises-Wednesday, February 10th11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Register at www.hpecareers.eventbrite.com

HireStrategy-Thursday, February 11th-11:30 AM-1:30 PM. Register at www.hirestrategy.eventbrite.com

General Dynamics-Thursday, February 11th3:00 PM-7:00 PM. Register at  www.gdit.eventbrite.com


Job Fair Success- Kaplan Hagerstown

The Western Maryland Job Fair held at Kaplan University's Hagerstown Campus on January 19th was a huge success.  Over 70 employers and more than 300 job seekers in attendance!  A very busy and productive day!


Job Fair TODAY: at Kaplan University


Kaplan is hosting a job fair today on campus from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. 
18618 Crestwood Drive  Hagerstown MD

Sponsored by Congressman John Delaney


Improve Your Job Search This Year

~Roberta Chinsky Matuson, Monster Contributing Writer
Improve Your Job Search This YearYou've been searching for a new job for the past six months, but you can't seem to find the right fit. With the new year, maybe it's time to throw out your old approach and try something different. Get started with these strategies.

Set Realistic Expectations 
Setting realistic career expectations is key to conducting a successful job search. If you are not seasoned in your field of choice, look for positions that will let you broaden your skills. You may not secure that management job this time, but you will be well-positioned for future opportunities.

Review Your Resume 
Your resume may not be attracting the right attention, and it could be time to spiff it up a bit. Ask someone to critique your resume, and be open to their suggestions. You can also get advice from Monster's resume section.

Reevaluate Your Approach 
Looking for a job is a full-time job in itself. If you are dedicating a few hours a week to your job search, consider stepping up your efforts.

Reevaluate Your Situation 
If you are employed and seeking greener pastures, reassess your situation. Now that you've had a chance to look around, you might decide things are not that bad where you are.

Take a Break 
It may sound simple, but sometimes what you really need is to get away from the stress of job searching. If you can afford to, give yourself permission to take a week or two off. You will be surprised how your outlook can change.

Sometimes all it takes is a little adjustment for things to click. Be open to making some changes in your job search strategy, and before you know it, you will be the one dispensing job search advice.