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Scottsdale Job Network Event in Glendale May 28, 2009

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SJN – Scottsdale Job Network
6/4 Get Wired to Get Hired, Glendale

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is hosting its first ever event in the West Valley at Glendale Community College. This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue our partnership with Maricopa County Community Colleges and we appreciate their support.

Join us on Thursday, June 4th for an evening workshop on internet tools for job search. This is also an opportunity for SJN members in the West Valley to network with us in a local venue!

Smart Ways to Use the Internet During Your Search

You probably know that networking in-person is the single best thing you can do to accelerate your job search. You might be finding it hard to get face-to-face meetings, and very easy to spend your whole week in front of the computer! Come to this SJN seminar to understand how to make maximum use of the powerful tools available through the internet, with the understanding that the goal is to get you hired.

Among other things, you will:

  • Understand how internet tools fit into each phase of SJN’s Curriculum for the Job Search Process
  • Discover free resources that help you reach hiring decision-makers
  • Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to further your job search

This workshop is provided through collaboration between SJN and Glendale Community College.

Intended Audience
This Intermediate-level seminar is best for those who already have a basic understanding of and familiarity with LinkedIn and other tools such as Google. If you have never used LinkedIn, start with this link: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/linkedin.htm.

Thursday, June 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Registration and Open Networking from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302

Room – Student Union – Room 104/Conference Center
Parking Lot: S1
Overflow Parking Lot: S2

Dress Code
Dress is business casual for this event.

Registration and Fees
There is no cost for this seminar, courtesy of collaboration with Glendale Community College. http://getwired-060409.eventbrite.com/

SJN representatives are not certified or accredited LinkedIn trainers and are not associated with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.

Questions – contact SJN
v-mail (480) 513-1491

Chris Vicari, Founder-Ex. Director

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisvicari

Summer Fun Awaits North Tempe Residents May 26, 2009

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North Tempe Boys and Girls Club to host day camp May 26 to Aug. 7

The North Tempe Boys Girls Club provides activity-filled day camps for children this summer.

The North Tempe Multi-Generational Center, 1555 N. Bridalwreath St., will host the summer camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 14 from May 26 to Aug. 7. In addition to six different summer-themed sessions, the camp will feature daily boxed lunches, snacks and activity areas. For an additional cost, campgoers can also participate in field trips, including swimming.

The day camp will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost per child is $75 per week or $20 per day. A membership to the Boys and Girls Club is required, which can be obtained for an additional $20 fee per child.

For more information, visit www.clubzona.org or contact Lynsie Rigby at 480-858-6520 or via e-mail at lynsier@clubarizona.org.

Tempe Program Helps Kids Make Positive Choices May 26, 2009

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All Stars Middle School Leadership Club to meet this summer

Tempe, Arizona – The Tempe All Stars Middle School Leadership Club invites boys and girls ages 10 to 14 to participate in a free four-week program that encourages positive decisions.

All Stars is a nationally recognized program that is proven to reduce violence and risky behaviors among middle school students. Participants will learn to make positive choices through field trips, games, activities, art projects and more. After finishing the four-week program, students will be presented with a commitment ring at a celebration to honor their completion.

All Stars meetings will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from June 1 through June 24 from 1-2:30 p.m., at the Westside Multi-Generational Center, 715 W. Fifth St., and from 3:30- 5 p.m. at the Escalante Multi-Generational Center, 2150 E. Orange St.

The All Stars program is funded by Magellan Health Services, through an agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services.

The program is free, but advance registration is required. Parents can attend an open-house meeting on May 28 from 5-7 p.m. at the Westside Multi-Generational Center, 715 W. Fifth St.

For more information, call Tricia Gilman at 480-858-2463 or via e-mail at tricia_gilman@tempe.gov

Tempe Honors Residents with Neighbor of the Year Awards May 26, 2009

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One resident wins highest honor, the Chuck Malpede Neighbor of the Year

Tempe, Arizona – The City of Tempe recognized the contributions of its most involved residents by presenting the Neighbor of the Year awards during the 2009 Neighborhood Workshop and Awards on April 18.

Residents attended workshops at the free, half-day event after Mayor Hugh Hallman and the City Council presented awards to those who have distinguished themselves through service to the community. Keynote speaker Donovan Rypkema also gave a presentation on “Saving Our Heritage Buildings: Why Historic Preservation Helps Strengthen a Community,” sponsored by the Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation.

Mark Lymer – During his time as Chair of the Board in the Mitchell Park West neighborhood, he has organized neighborhood events, including the first “Art on the Fence in Mitchell Park” exhibition, worked actively with residents, local businesses and the city staff to address potential issues such as code violations, mosquito breeding areas, messy alleys and overgrown landscaping. He is currently developing his fourth Neighborhood Grant application idea; a Community Garden in Mitchell Park. Lymer has secured other neighborhood grants for trees and benches in Mitchell Park in the past.

Bob and Dee Haver and Gary and Pam Schrack – The Havers and the Schracks have led the Superstition Neighborhood Association for many years, encouraging positive involvement from all neighbors in addressing a variety of neighborhood concerns, including neighborhood crime, park enhancement and alley clean-up. They took the lead in making dramatic improvements to Joyce Park by obtaining neighborhood grants to add an accessible walkway, install a climbing wall and improve other playground amenities.

Chuck Malpede Neighbor of the Year – One Tempe resident was selected to receive the Chuck Malpede Neighbor of the Year Award. The award is named for Chuck Malpede, a high school history teacher and resident of the Maple Ash Neighborhood who helped the city establish the Neighborhood Services program in 1987.

The 2009 Chuck Malpede Neighbor of the Year is Linda Knutson. Nominated by the Mitchell Park East neighborhood, Knutson has been essential in organizing many neighborhood projects and events. Highlights include the Annual Alley Clean-up Day, block parties, the neighborhood watch, neighborhood public art projects and grants, traffic calming measures and the Childsplay’s integration into the neighborhood during 2007-2008. Knutson has also worked closely and effectively with City of Tempe staff to seek solutions to neighborhood issues and conflicts including the flood irrigation service. As a result, the neighborhood has a very strong relationship with local beat police officers, the traffic calming team, the irrigation crew, firefighters, and the Mayor – all of whom are invited and often drop by our neighborhood events and celebrations.

Complete nomination forms for each award recipient are available upon request. Call Neighborhood Services at 480-350-8883. Visit the Neighborhood Services Web page anytime at www.tempe.gov/neighborhoods

Source: City of Tempe

Survey ranks Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area among top 10 places for recent college grads May 19, 2009

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As President Barack Obama welcomes the more than 8,000 graduates of Arizona State University to ‘the real world,’ those who choose to stay in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area might feel a bit more confident.

Apartments.com and CBcampus.com have named the region as one of the 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates. Based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s figures, inventory of new jobs requiring less than one year of experience and the average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment, Phoenix ranked seventh.

Graduates should have an easier time finding jobs in sales, customer service and marketing, according to the survey.

“This is great news as our local graduates look for jobs in the worst economy in decades,” said Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman, home of Arizona State University. “Tempe is the only city in the region that has more jobs than residents. We also have a large number of marketing, advertising and public relations firms in our downtown, including Sitewire Marketspace, Terralever, Off Madison Avenue and Spark Creative.”

A page at www.tempe.gov/jobs also has listings of positions for which students may apply. Details on how to get involved in Tempe’s business community may be found at www.tempe.gov/business.

“Tempe’s outstanding mix of employers provides a unique opportunity for graduates to walk right into a challenging career and lifetime opportunity for not only professional but also personal success,” said Tempe Economic Development Director Sheri Wakefield-Saenz. “Arizona State University is a job engine for the Greater Phoenix region and provides the natural Town and Gown link for graduates, particularly in the engineering, technology, healthcare and business fields.”

Read the story at: http://www.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/worklife/05/13/cb.top10.cities.grads/index.html
According to Apartments.com and CBcampus.com, the top 10 cities for new grads are:

1. Indianapolis
Average rent:* $625
Popular entry-level categories:** sales, customer service, health care

2. Philadelphia
Average rent: $1,034
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

3. Baltimore
Average rent: $1,130
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

4. Cincinnati
Average rent: $691
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

5. Cleveland
Average rent: $686
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, customer service

6. New York
Average rent: $1,548
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, admin-clerical

7. Phoenix
Average rent: $747
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, marketing

8. Denver
Average rent: $877
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, health care

9. Chicago
Average rent: $1,133
Popular entry-level categories: sales, marketing, customer service

10. San Antonio
Average rent: $696
Popular entry-level categories: sales, customer service, management

About the City of Tempe:

Tempe, Arizona is a community of 165,000 residents. Home to Arizona State University and the state’s highest per capita rate of technology companies, Tempe is an innovative, forward thinking community. Tempe employs 175,000 and draws 4 million tourists annually. Approximately $1 billion in new development is under way, much of it along the light rail line. Details: www.tempe.gov

More information? E-mail us at: business@tempe.gov