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Leading Edge Academy will be hosting two teacher job fairs this spring, one at their Gilbert campus for positions throughout the network and another at their Maricopa location focusing on hiring for that campus specifically.

The Maricopa Campus Job Fair at 18700 N. Porter Road will occur March 1 from 4 to 7 p.m., and the Leading Edge Network Job Fair will occur at the Gilbert campus at 717 N. Gilbert Road on March 22 from 2 to 6 p.m. Leading Edge Academy has six campuses across the East Valley in Gilbert, East Mesa, San Tan, Queen Creek, Maricopa, and online that serve grades K-12.

Job seekers will have interviews with administrators at both job fair events and should bring a copy of their resume and IVP fingerprint clearance card. Open positions include elementary, secondary and special education teachers, paraprofessionals and interventionists.

Schedule an interview appointment by calling the Leading Edge Academy network office at 480-633-0414 or by emailing resumes@leadingedgeacademy.com Both job fairs are great opportunities to speak with administrators and to learn about Leading Edge Academy K-12 opportunities throughout the publicly-funded charter school network.

Photo by Mason Callejas

As Phase 1 construction of a multi-million-dollar expansion nears completion this fall, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino is planning a job fair in August to fill new positions.

IF YOU GO
What: Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Job Fair
When: Aug. 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Central Arizona College – Maricopa, 17945 N. Regent Drive
Info: Caesars.com/Harrahs-Ak-Chin

 

Talent Specialist Jamie Westmiller said the facility will be hiring 50-75 people, about half of them full-time.

“They will be mostly hospitality positions with a few security positions mixed in,” he said.

Available positions include cooks, food servers, host/cashiers, housekeeping, facilities maintenance, restaurant supervisor and beverage supervisor. All positions have a 401K, Westmiller said. Full-time positions get heath care, dental and vision.

Westmiller said Ak-Chin Indian Community members will get preference. Because the job fair will have on-site interviews and on-site hiring, potential applicants are asked to fill out an application online at www.caesars.com/harrahs-ak-chin before arriving at the job fair.

And be prepared to turn on the charm.

“We always hire for personality and train for skills,” General Manager Robert Livingston said. “We’re looking for upbeat, positive energy.”

Phase 1 includes the new restaurant and wine bar Oak & Fork. Livingston said those hired to work there will need to be passionate about wine and educating customers about wine, though the restaurant will “not be a snooty place.”

The current construction involves “basically everything to the north,” Livingston said. That includes a parking garage, 18,000-square-foot ballroom, expansion of the casino floor, expansion of the buffet into the space now occupied by The Range Steakhouse, dedicated Diamond Lounge, upstairs BINGO hall and other changes for office space.

Separately but simultaneously, Ak-Chin Indian Community is constructing an elevated walkway linking the casino property to UltraStar Multi-tainment Center. Ak-Chin is working with Arizona Department of Transportation to move the traffic light north to Ak-Chin Parkway, to make that the main entry to the casino and hotel.

Next year, Phase II will include the hotel tower that adds another 230 rooms to the 300 existing, a new restaurant called Chop Block & Brew and a spa and fitness center. Late in 2018 will be the beginning of the renovation of the pool and resort rooms around it.

While the construction has been inconvenient or confusing for some long-time customers, Livingston said they’ve enjoyed the portholes cut into the temporary walkway walls that provide a view of the construction.

“It’s going to be a great addition to Maricopa and the whole of Pinal County,” he said. “We’re running short on rooms right now, and this will allow us to expand on what we do.”

 Westmiller said a second job fair is planned later in the year.

Photo by Mason Callejas

This story appears in the August issue of InMaricopa.

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The Maricopa Job Fair drew 350 job-seekers to MUSD Wednesday. Photo by Michelle Chance

Approximately 350 job-seekers and 45 employers attended the Maricopa Job Fair Wednesday, according to the workforce agency Arizona@Work Pinal County.

This is the third year the job fair has been held in Maricopa, but the first time the Maricopa Unified School District Administrative Building has hosted it.

“Because [Harrah’s Ak-Chin] is doing renovations, MUSD was nice enough to let us do it here,” said Jason Robert with Arizona@Work Pinal County.

Robert estimated that about 90 percent of employers were local to Pinal County. According to the most recent statistics, the unemployment rate in Pinal County was 5.2 percent in May – a half of a percent increase from April.

Arizona@Work is a joint effort between various governmental agencies and private entities, Robert said.

“We offer job seekers free hiring event workshops and free services for employers to match them with job seekers,” Robert said.

Their county office is located at 318 N. Florence St. in Casa Grande and can be reached by phone at (520) 866-3600.

With its expansion under way, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino will have a job fair of its own on Aug. 10 at Central Arizona College’s Maricopa Campus and another later in the year.

Leading Edge Academy will be hosting two Teacher Job Fairs this spring, one at their Gilbert campus for positions throughout the network and another at their Maricopa location focusing on hiring for that campus specifically.

The Leading Edge Job Fair will occur at the Gilbert campus, 717 N. Gilbert Road, on March 30 from 2-6 p.m., and the Maricopa Campus Job Fair, 18700 N. Porter Road, will occur on April 6 from 5-8 p.m.

• Leading Edge Academy has six campuses across the East Valley in Gilbert, East Mesa, San Tan, Queen Creek, Maricopa, and Online that serve grades K-12.

• Job seekers will have interviews with administrators at both job fair events and should bring a copy of their resume and IVP fingerprint clearance card.

• Open positions include elementary, secondary and Special Education teachers, para-professionals and interventionists

• Please schedule an interview appointment by calling the Leading Edge Academy network office at 480-633-0414 or by emailing resumes@leadingedgeacademy.com

Both job fairs are great opportunities to speak with administrators and to learn about Leading Edge Academy K-12 opportunities throughout the publicly-funded charter school network.

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Career and Student Employment Coordinator Ann Mitchell and assistant Armando Murillo put up a banner for next week's job fair at the CAC-Maricopa campus. Photo by R. Mason Callejas

By R. Mason Callejas

Next week the Central Arizona College Maricopa campus will be hosting its third annual Job Fair for CAC students.

 

 

The fair is one of several conducted at various CAC campuses under the direction of its Department of Student Employment and Career Services. The relatively new and architecturally intriguing Maricopa campus has seen steady growth since its construction in 2013, and thus has no shortage of bright minds eager to explore career opportunities.
Coordinator of career and student employment Ann Mitchell said the event has a dual purpose “to help students find information about the careers they’re interested in, as well [as] help them find full-time, part-time or temporary employment.”

 

Meant to promote local and state wide employment opportunities for Central Arizona College students, the event has likewise gained popularity among Arizona businesses seeking to fill positions within their growing organizations with driven and educated employees.

 

Student employment and career services assistant Armando Murillo expects to have a high level of business participation in Maricopa this year as recent events at other campuses have also exhibited growth.

 

“We had one [job fair] yesterday in Apache Junction and we gained probably seven to 10 employers,” Murillo said. “A lot of them last minute, because they found out how successful the event actually is.”

 

The Maricopa campus event will include a diverse group of local and state wide employers. Some of those participants include Native American-owned businesses like Harrah’s Ak-Chin and the Ultra Star Multi-tainment Center, educational institutions such as the Maricopa Unified School District and Northern Arizona University, child and healthcare providers, law enforcement agencies and many more.

 

To date there are more than 24 businesses or organizations scheduled to participate, a number which is expected to grow as the fair approaches.

 

The Job Fair will be in room A-101 at the CAC’s Maricopa campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

For a full list of participating employers please see the updated list linked here.

Central Arizona College’s third annual Job Fair will take place on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Maricopa Campus, 17945 N. Regent Drive.

Members from the community are encouraged to attend this event as well as alumni, current college students and high school seniors. Several businesses and organizations have reserved a space at the Expo.

The list of participants includes, but is not limited to, the following:

The Geo Group Inc.
Harrah’s Ak-chin
Ultra-Star Multi-tainment Center
Maricopa Unified School District
Henry Brown Auto
Maricopa Center for Entrepreneurship
Pinal County Human Resources
Maricopa Police Department
Carrington College
Barnes Family Services
Metro Care Services
Behavioral Systems Southwest
InMaricopa.com
Scribe America
Arizona Department of Corrections

“If you are looking to obtain full-time, part-time or summer employment, or are looking to transition into a new career field, this is a great place to start,” stated Ann Mitchell, Coordinator of Student Employment. “Job seekers should dress in business attire and bring multiple copies of their resume.”

If your business has not yet registered, there is still time. The general exhibitor fee is $35 for each for-profit exhibitor. The fee for government and non-profit organizations is $25. Each exhibitor will be provided with a table, a chair and a light lunch for one representative. A fee of $10 is required for each additional representative.

For more information or to receive an exhibitor registration form, please contact Mitchell by phone at 520-494-5428 or by e-mail at ann.mitchell@centralaz.edu.

By Ethan McSweeney

Maricopa job seekers may want to brush up their résumés.

IF YOU GO
Who: Approximately 50 employers
What: Job fair
When: July 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, 15406 N. Maricopa Road
How much: Free

Arizona@Work, the state’s workforce development initiative, will host its annual job fair at Harrah’s Ak-Chin on July 6. Nearly 50 employers will be on hand recruiting, including Maricopa Unified School District. They are looking to fill positions such as social workers, medical assistants, correctional officers, bartenders, youth advocates, claims specialists, sales representatives, law enforcement, heavy construction and food service.

“It’s a good variety of jobs,” said Linda Martinez, business service liaison for Arizona@Work in Pinal County.

Martinez said job seekers who plan to attend this year’s job fair should be “dressed for success,” so no shorts or flip-flops. Arizona@Work also offers help with résumés at its Business and Career Center in Casa Grande.

Last year’s job fair for Maricopa brought out 52 employers and about 300 job seekers. Martinez said at least 30 were hired as a result of the event.


This story appeared in the July issue of InMaricopa.

Arizona Workforce Connection, along with many partners, will host the Pinal County Community Job Fair at the Promenade Mall in Casa Grande on Feb. 17.

The event will feature more than 50 employers from Pinal County and five from Maricopa. Arizona Workforce Connection will offer a Job Fair Preparation Workshop on Feb. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. in its offices at 1015 E. Florence Blvd. in Casa Grande to help job seekers prepare for the event.

The job fair is set to last from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Suite 130 at the Promenade Mall at 1005 N. Promenade Parkway in Casa Grande. Anyone looking for work is encouraged to attend.

Available jobs include:

•    911 dispatcher
•    Administrative
•    Bank teller
•    Bartenders
•    Behavioral health paraprofessionals
•    Border patrol agents
•    Bus drivers
•    Caregivers
•    Case managers
•    Claims representatives
•    Collectors
•    Construction and/or roofing
•    Cooks
•    Correctional officers
•    Direct support professionals
•    Firefighter
•    Food service supervisor
•    General labor or skilled trade
•    Head lifeguard
•    Housekeeping
•    Instructors
•    Insulation installers
•    Inventory specialist
•    Leak survey technician
•    Lifeguard
•    Maintenance tech
•    Material handler
•    Operations engineering
•    Packers
•    Paraprofessional
•    Parks equipment mechanic
•    Patient registration
•    Peer support
•    Production
•    Receptionist
•    Records clerk (police department)
•    Registered nurse and licensed practical nurse
•    Satellite TV technician installer
•    Servers
•    Service representatives
•    Specialty instructor
•    Substance abuse counselor
•    Teachers
•    Telephone interviewer
•    Van drivers

Around 350 people attended the first Maricopa Job Fair. Photo by Adam Wolfe

By Adam Wolfe

Over 350 Maricopa residents attended Arizona Workforce Connection’s job fair at Harrah’s Ak-Chin Wednesday.

In total, 52 vendors showed up to talk with Maricopa residents in need of jobs. The ballroom was nearly filled wall to wall with employers and prospective employees, and the line to attend nearly reached the casino floor.  Local job hunters put on their best attire and brought their resumes.

Companies and organizations from many facets of business set up tables for the event. Maricopa Unified School District, Maricopa Police Department, the U.S. Border Patrol, Walmart and Lowe’s were among the vendors, but each offered unique opportunities for members of the community in need of work.

“We’ve had a great turnout,” MUSD Director of Human Services Tom Beckett said. “We had an event like this at the college last year, but didn’t get much foot traffic. It’s been a busy day.”

According to Arizona Workforce Connection business service liaison Linda Martinez, the job fair turned out exactly as they had hoped.

“We had 350 candidates walk through the door yesterday,” Martinez said. “I will be following up with employers to see if they hired any candidates from the job fair.  I spoke with one employer yesterday and he is interested in several candidates. Two other employers stated they collected several great resumes.”

When the job fair first came about, Martinez hoped to get 40 employers interested in attending. The 52 that showed up pushed the first AWC event in Maricopa well beyond expectations for the community.

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