7 posts categorized "Disabled workers"

09/07/2011

Mouser Electronics, Gaylord Texan, others, put jobs on display at Chamber's Job Links

Mouser Electronics has been hiring a lot lately. The Mansfield company, owned by Berkshire Hathaway unit TTI, has 980 employees in Mansfield and hired 300 there last year.

The company has 60 openings currently, including 47 in Mansfield. The openings are in distribution, call center, IT, finance and accounting, and marketing, Paula Holcomb, Mouser vice president of human resources, told members of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's Job Links Excelerator, a private monthly meetup of employers who have open jobs and organizations like universities and nonprofits that have candidate pools.

"We literally have positions across the board," Holcomb told the Job Links crowd, which met today at the Dee Kelly Alumni Center at TCU. To apply: www.mouser.com/careers

Other openings on display at at Wednesday's meeting:

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, Grapevine. Hiring for 300 seasonal and 200 other positions. The Gaylord last month began hiring for its big annual Ice holiday show. Openings include everything from Ice characters - Shrek is available - to accounting, human resources, and cooks. To apply: Gaylord's careers page.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Corp., Fort Worth. Wants to bring 26 financial advisers and a large number of interns on. Bachelor's degree required. To apply: deanna.stuart@nmfn.com

Edward Jones Investments. Bringing on more than 15 financial advisers in the Fort Worth area, and "several more" in the surrounding areas. Paid training for industry-required licenses. No degree required, "but preferred." To apply: Jake Richter, 817-870-1528

Pappagallo, fulltime assistant manager, Hulen Mall. To apply: Lisa Dickinson, sundance@pappagallo-classiques.com

ImageNet Consulting, two consultants. To apply: Craig Hill, chill@imagenetos.com

Whitley Penn, certified payroll processor. Associates degree required. To apply: send resume to opportunities@wpcpa.com

Larry Dennis Co., furniture wholesaler, Fort Worth. Sales and marketing position. How to apply: Larry Dennis, ldctx@att.net

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, unpaid interns in development, design, human resources, accounting, membership, science, and history. To apply: fwmuseum.org

LKCM Radio Group, Fort Worth, account executive. To apply: Gina Dobbs, 817-332-0959

Imagetek Office Systems, Fort Worth. Two sales directors. Bachelors required. To apply: Chris Golla, cgolla@imagetekos.com

SafeHaven of Tarrant County. Cook, parttime client advocate, parttime bilingual client advocate, crisis interventionist, parttime sales associate, bilingual children case manager. To apply: SafeHaventc.org

Firestone Complete Auto Care, Roanoke. Fort Worth district manager. Salary $40,000-$100,000. To apply: firestonecompleteautocare.com

State Farm Insurance, Fort Worth. Agents. Paid training. To apply: Sarah Peck, 972-983-8475 or sarah.peck.luoj@statefarm.com

Barney Holland Oil Co., Fort Worth. Executive assistant, $35,000 salary. To apply: send resume to Fina Cardwell, fcardwell@fuelmandfw.com. Real estate experience and bilingual "a plus." Must have expert Microsoft Office skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills, "be able to think outside of the box."

Triumph Aerostructures-Vought Aircraft Division, Dallas. Hiring recruiters. To apply: www.triumphgroup.com/careers/overview

Tom Thumb, Grapevine. Meat cutter, cake decorator, food service. To apply: www.careersatsafeway.com and click on retail.

Robert Half International-OfficeTeam, administrative, human resource, executive assistants. To apply: OfficeTeam.

Pearl Hospitality, Fort Worth. Hiring several human development strategists. To apply, Camille Zihlman, camille@pearlhospitality.com

- Scott Nishimura 

03/17/2011

Lighthouse for the Blind adds second Fort Worth shift for federal contract

The Lighthouse for the Blind has added a second shift to its Fort Worth manufacturing line that makes energy dissipating pads for the Defense Department, hiring five more people to meet greater demand from the federal contract.

The Lighthouse's Industrial Division employs more than 70 people -- some totally blind, some legally blind -- who make products such as the pads, graffiti remover, hygiene kits, non-incendiary LED marking flares, shipping containers, copy paper, and clear barrel pens at the organization's plant on Fort Worth's Near South Side.

The Lighthouse was already running a day shift four days a week for the Defense Department contract. Two weeks ago, it added a 4:30 p.m.-1:45 a.m. shift, said Nancy Fisher, Lighthouse community development.

Workers assemble the pads by gluing top and bottom sheets on a six-inch-thick piece of cardboard. The finished product is eight feet by three feet and is designed for use underneath supply pallets and vehicles to cushion the drop in air drops.

Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

10/05/2010

Plano nonprofit looking for big campus where students with autism can work, play, live

Garymoore Here's today's Star-Telegram print story on nonPareil Institute, a Plano nonprofit training young adults who have autism in high-paying technology careers.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

 

(Photo: nonPareil co-founders Dan Selec, right, Gary Moore)

10/04/2010

Plano nonprofit sees high-paying careers for high-functioning adults with autism

In Plano, finishing a story that will run in Tuesday's print edition. Check out tomorrow's Star-Telegram, or star-telegram.com, for the full story and pictures. Here's a taste of it:

PLANO _ What began as the worry of two career IT men worried about the futures of their young children, both diagnosed with autism, is beginning to bear fruit for the co-founders of a Plano nonprofit that wants to train high-functioning young adults for high-paying work in fields such as video gaming and computer graphics.

The nonPareil Instiute – nonPareil meaning unparallled – received its 501(c) nonprofit status in May, secured an anonymous $200,000 donation from the parent of a child with autism, and, using part of that money, opened a small training center at SMU in Plano last month.

The institute started with one student a year ago, working out of the breakfast nook at the Plano home of co-founder Dan Selec. Today, it has 20, with students learning fundamental computer language at workstations at the Plano campus.

The students have produced two games – TicTacToe! and Space Paranoids! – that are available on nonPareil’s web site, www.npitx.org. The students also are working on two iPhone applications. One will be available for $1 in the Apple iTunes store this month, and the second in December or January, said Selec, nonPareil’s CEO, and Gary Moore, co-founder and president. For competitive reasons, they’re not disclosing anything about the apps yet.

Selec and Moore have teenage sons with autism.

"Any parent of a child with a disability wonders what happens after I’m gone?" said Selec, 47, whose son Caleb is 13.

The two men hold no illusions that their children and students will function effectively in a standard work environment, with autism causing significant problems in socialization.

At the same time, many high-functioning people with autism and a variant, Asperger’s Syndrome, gravitate toward technology, opening up high-paying career potential, Selec and Moore, whose son Andrew is 14, said.

"It’s not that they have an inability to work," Selec said. "Most of their issues really revolve around environment and socialization."

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

Training people with autism in jobs

Headed out to Plano this afternoon to meet with a nonprofit that's training young people with autism in high-paying jobs. More info in this space this afternoon. - Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

01/27/2010

Tarrant County felony/misdemeanor job fair back for third year

Last summer, despite a drop in the number of interested employers in the middle of the recession, organizers pulled off Tarrant County’s second annual career fair for jobseekers with criminal backgrounds. They’re back for the 3rd Annual Felony or Misdemeanor-Friendly Community Career Fair, scheduled for July 30.

 

The Mid-Cities Human Resource Association, Tarrant County Re-Entry Initiative, jobing.com,  and criminalbackgroundjobhelp.com are the co-sponsors. As is tradition, the sponsors aren’t identifying the location publicly, and will only identify it late in the game to jobseekers they’ve screened and approved to attend the fair.

 

Interested jobseekers must register at http://mysecondchance.us/, beginning April 1. Deadline to register is July 15. Registration for employers, volunteers, sponsors, and other community exhibitors is open now. Employers that attend the fairs have agreed in advance to consider jobseekers who have misdemeanors in their backgrounds, or felonies, or both.

 

Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

01/26/2010

Disabled jobseekers look for a break

Greg1 Here's our Monday story on the job market for people who have disabilities.

- Scott Nishimura, jobs and workplace reporter, Star-Telegram

 

 

(Photos: Left, Greg Williams serves customers at Cowboys-San Diego game; below, Joe Ramos on the job at Goodwill.)

 

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