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DHHR Recruiting Events Showcase Job Opportunities Statewide

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is actively recruiting applicants for job openings statewide. DHHR offers a wide range of careers that provide the opportunity to work as a team to assure necessary resources and information are accessible to West Virginia residents.

“DHHR has career opportunities open in many fields, ranging from accounting to social work,” said Angela Ferris, Director of DHHR’s Office of Human Resources Management. “Our hiring events and job fairs connect potential employees and prospective employers through jobs that truly make a difference in West Virginia’s future. I strongly encourage West Virginians who are job searching or considering a career change to attend one of our hiring events or directly connect with our recruiting team.”

DHHR is hosting several hiring events in the coming weeks. To register for an interview time, email or call 304-558-7816.

  • DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health will host a three-day virtual hiring event August 23, 24 and 26. 

  • Mildred Mitchel Bateman Hospital (Huntington) will host an interviewing event on August 25, 2022.  

  • DHHR’s Greenbrier County office (Lewisburg) will host a job fair on September 1, 2022, from 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

  • DHHR’s Mingo County office (Williamson) will host a job fair on September 14, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 

  • DHHR’s Logan County office (Logan) will host a job fair on September 15, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Additional information on DHHR hiring events or job opportunities may be found on DHHR’s website.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has further strained an already stressed health care system and nurses and other health care professionals continue to be in high demand across the country, and in West Virginia,” added Ferris. “We hope to retain our nurses and attract new employees to our great state with a new initiative for nurses at West Virginia state-operated facilities.”

Nursing incentives are available for eligible applicants at state-operated facilities. Learn more about this program by visiting our website or emailing​

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July 14, 2022


JEFFERSON, LA – The Jefferson Parish Personnel Department, in partnership with the Jefferson Community Action Programs Department (JeffCAP), will be hosting two informational job fair events for all people interested in learning about job opportunities with Jefferson Parish’s Head Start program. The first job fair event will be on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at the Terrytown-Gretna Head Start Center (2315 Park Place, Gretna, LA 70056) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The second job fair event will be on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the Lapalco Head Start Center (2001 Lincolnshire Drive, Marrero, LA 70072) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

These job fair events are intended to provide an opportunity to speak with Head Start representatives, obtain information about current jobs, and answer questions about the application process. Additionally, computers will be available for those who would like to apply onsite at both events.

“Taking care of children during their early years is one of the most rewarding careers. Jefferson Parish’s Head Start Centers provide not only great care, security and safety, but also high-quality education for our youngest children,” said JeffCAP Director Christi Langoni. “In addition to the joy and excitement of working with young children, a Head Start career offers excellent benefits, a reliable source of income, advancement opportunities, education assistance and flexible working hours. Having an impact on a child’s learning process is a rare and fulfilling privilege.”

Jefferson Parish Civil Service employment is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with Jefferson Parish Head Start Program offers meaningful work serving the youngest members of our community, career advancement, benefits, retirement plan, stipend for education, tuition reimbursement, paid travel expenses for seminars/conferences, potential annual salary increases, and up to a 10% salary increase within the first year and a half.

For more information, contact the Personnel Department at 504-364-2730. CLICK HERE for a video with more information about employment with the JeffCAP Head Start program.

For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.


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Tesla cancels three June online hiring events for China

Tesla cancels three June online hiring events for China

Tesla vehicles are parked outside a building at the Zhongnanhai leadership compound during a meeting between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing, China, January 9, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

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SHANGHAI, June 10 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has cancelled three online recruitment events for China scheduled this month, the latest development after Chief Executive Elon Musk threatened job cuts at the electric car maker, saying it was “overstaffed” in some areas.

However, Musk had not commented specifically on staffing in China, which made more than half of the vehicles for the automaker globally and contributed a quarter of its revenue in 2021.

The company cancelled the three events for positions in sales, R&D and its supply chain originally scheduled for June 16, 23 and 30, notifications on messaging app WeChat showed late on Thursday, without stating a reason.

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Tesla did not respond to a Reuters request for comment on Friday.

Notification of a June 9 event to recruit staff for “smart manufacturing” roles was not visible and it was not immediately clear it had been held as planned.

The China operation is still allowing resume submission for more than 1,000 openings posted on the social media platform, such as aerodynamics engineers, supply chain managers, store managers, factory supervisors and workers.

Musk had a “super bad feeling” about the economy, he said in an email seen by Reuters last week.

In another email to employees on Friday, Musk said Tesla would reduce salaried headcount by a tenth, as it had become “overstaffed in many areas”, but added that hourly headcount would increase.

Production at Tesla’s Shanghai plant was badly hit after the Chinese commercial hub began a two-month COVID-19 lockdown late in March.

Output is set to fall by more than a third this quarter from the previous one, outpacing Musk’s prediction. read more

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Tesla goes ahead with China hiring event after Musk job warning

Tesla goes ahead with China hiring event after Musk job warning

SHANGHAI, June 9 (Reuters) – Tesla was proceeding with an online hiring event in China on Thursday and added two dozen new job postings for the country, a week after Elon Musk threatened job cuts at the electric car maker and said the company was “overstaffed” in some areas.

Tesla (TSLA.O) plans to hold the event online starting from 7 p.m. Shanghai time (1100 GMT) and will recruit staff for “smart manufacturing” roles, according to an online post.

Tesla has 224 current openings in China for managers and engineers under that category, according to a separate post on its WeChat account, 24 of which were newly posted on June 9.

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Among the posted positions are managers and engineers to supervise the operation of its 6,000-ton die casting machines known as Giga Press, one of the world’s biggest.

Tesla regularly holds such hiring events online in China, with the latest one held in May for summer interns.

Tesla’s China revenue more than doubled in 2021 from a year ago, contributing to a quarter of the total income for the U.S. automaker.

The Shanghai plant, which manufactures Model 3 and Model Ys for domestic sale and export, produced more than half of the cars it made last year and Tesla is also planning to expand the factory. read more

However, output at the plant was badly hit by Shanghai’s two-month COVID-19 lockdown that saw it halt work for 22 days and later struggle to return to full production. Prior to this, Tesla had planned to ramp up production at the plant to 22,000 cars a week by mid-May.

Musk, the chief executive, said in an email seen by Reuters last week that he had a “super bad feeling” about the economy and needed to cut 10% of staff at the electric car maker. The email was titled “pause all hiring worldwide”. read more

In another email to employees on Friday, Musk said Tesla would reduce salaried headcount by 10%, as it has become “overstaffed in many areas” but added that “hourly headcount will increase”.

However on Saturday he backed away from the emails, saying total headcount would increase over the next 12 months and the number of salaried staff should be little changed. read more

Musk had not commented specifically on staffing in China.

Musk last month compared U.S. workers to those in China, saying American workers tended to try to avoid going to work whereas Chinese workers would not leave the factories.

“They will be burning the 3 a.m. oil,” he said at a conference of Chinese workers.

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Senior Student Recruitment & Events Officer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY | 292165

Senior Student Recruitment & Events Officer job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY | 292165

Job description

At Edinburgh Napier University, we are welcoming in a new phase of event delivery for Student Recruitment.

Market insight tells us that events form the top 3 influencing factors of students’ decision making around their university of choice.

As someone with previous Student Recruitment or Events Management experience, this post will offer you the opportunity to hold leadership of all of our upcoming university student recruitment events and play a critical role in establishing and managing our new approach to physical, virtual and blended events for student recruitment purposes.

The Role:

The work of the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation team includes the delivery of an annual programme of events targeted at raising awareness of the university, liaison with key schools and colleges, and supporting the wider university strategies of delivering effective and responsible recruitment, outreach and engagement services to support the student journey.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to use your previously gained skills and experience in student recruitment or events, to manage a small team of student recruitment professionals, overseeing work and motivating the team to achieve successful outcomes.

Given that planning and organisation will be your key strengths, you will be given the autonomy to lead the delivery of our annual schedule of undergraduate and postgraduate student recruitment events, including key University Open Days and smaller scale events (including virtual and social media activity), both on-campus and across the UK.

Working in partnership with staff in our academic Schools, and our Marketing and External Relations team will be key, as will participating in committees, working groups and project teams as appropriate.

This will be a natural progression for you should you be looking to take the next steps in Student Recruitment, with an opportunity to manage a team, deputise for the UK Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Manager when required, and capitalise on the exciting prospect of dictating a new phase of event delivery.

For a full role profile, please click here.

What we will need from you:

  • Experience in student recruitment, HE marketing, communications or similar areas OR significant experience in events management
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise competing demands and meet deadlines
  • Proven presentation and customer service skills, together with negotiating and influencing skills
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evening and weekend work (includes flexibility on working patterns)
  • Full UK Driving License

Benefits we offer:

Edinburgh Napier University is a forward-thinking institution, home to forward-thinking people, inspired by the world around us. Join us and you will find that we offer support and recognition wherever due, as well as fantastic benefits such as an attractive pension with employer contributions of 20.8% and a minimum of 36 days holiday.

There are professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information about our wide range of benefits, click here.

Salary: £33,309 – £39,739 per annum (Grade 5)

Additional information:

The closing date for this position is 11.59pm on 16th May 2022. Interviews will be held on week commencing 23rd May  2022. 

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.  

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Key events in Canada’s trucker protests against COVID curbs

Key events in Canada's trucker protests against COVID curbs

Canadian Police officers move protestors towards parliament hill, as they work to restore normality to the capital while trucks and demonstrators continue to occupy the downtown core for more than three weeks to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, February 19, 2022. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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Feb 19 (Reuters) – Canadian police on Saturday used pepper spray and stun grenades in an attempt to restore normalcy in Ottawa, parts of which have been paralyzed by protesters opposing the government’s pandemic restrictions. read more

Here is a timeline of main events:

Nov. 19 – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announces that all cross-border truck drivers will be subject to mandatory vaccine and quarantine requirements from Jan. 15. The trucking industry association has warned the mandates could intensify supply-chain disruptions, but opposes protests on public roads. read more

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Jan. 28 – A convoy largely consisting of trucks starts arriving in Ottawa from across Canada opposing the vaccine mandate. A similar requirement is in place in the United States.

Jan. 29 – Thousands of protesters under the banner “The Freedom Convoy 2022” hold a loud but peaceful protest in downtown Ottawa. read more

Jan. 31 – Trudeau, who was moved to a secret location, says Canadians are disgusted by the behavior of some protesters in Ottawa and says he will not be intimidated. read more

Feb. 2 – Leader of Canada’s main opposition Conservative Party, Erin O’Toole, is ousted after a caucus vote, partly because of his failure to embrace the anti-government protest quickly enough. read more

Feb. 5 – Protesters occupy downtown Ottawa for second straight weekend. Protests spread to other cities including the financial capital Toronto. read more

Feb. 6 – Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson declares state of emergency. read more

Feb. 7 – Police seize thousands of liters of fuel and remove an oil tanker supplying the trucks. A court grants an interim injunction preventing people from sounding horns in downtown Ottawa.

Feb. 7 – Protesters start blocking the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor, Ontario, the busiest crossing between Canada and the United States, and protesters block other border points in Alberta and Manitoba. read more

Feb. 8 – The blockade disrupts trade between the two countries. Ford Motor Co (F.N), General Motors Co (GM.N) and Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) halt some production. read more

Feb. 10 – The Biden administration urges Canada to use federal powers to ease the disruption at the U.S.-Canada border. read more

Feb. 11 – A Canadian judge orders an end to the blockade of the Ambassador Bridge and the province of Ontario declares a state of emergency. Protesters defy the court order and remain. read more

Feb. 13 The Ambassador Bridge reopens after a six-day blockade as Canadian police clear protesters. read more

Feb. 15 – Trudeau invokes rarely used special emergency measures to tackle protests. read more

Feb. 16 – Ottawa’s police chief resigns. read more

Feb. 17- Police warn protesters occupying central Ottawa of “imminent” action. read more

Feb. 18 – Police begin push into crowds of demonstrators, arrest more than 100 and haul away vehicles. Key organizers are arrested. read more

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How this immigrant landed the top job at a B.C. curling club — without knowing how to curl | CBC News

How this immigrant landed the top job at a B.C. curling club — without knowing how to curl | CBC News

Edelaine Penaflor has never played curling before. She says she’s still learning the winter game. 

“I just know it’s sweeping and throwing some rocks,” she told host Carolina de Ryk on CBC’s Daybreak North. “I still don’t know how you win.”

Despite not knowing how to curl, the 28-year-old immigrant was hired as the executive director of the Fort St. John Curling Club.

She landed the role in August last year, and is now channelling her work experience from the Philippines toward her new role in the northeastern B.C. city.

An immigrant’s journey 

Like many newcomers, Penaflor started the job hunt as soon as she landed in Fort St. John. 

She submitted more than 20 applications for different roles in different industries, she says, because it’s not easy as a new immigrant to work in the same profession as she had in her home country.

After graduating with a degree in hospitality management, Penaflor worked for five years in events management at five-star hotels in Manila, including Sofitel Philippine Plaza and Conrad Manila.

She came to Fort St. John last July with her partner, who is studying business administration at Northern Lights College. Instead of pursuing another degree, she says she wanted to get some work experience. 

Penaflor pictured on vacation in Singapore with her partner, who is studying business administration at Northern Lights College. The couple came to Canada last summer. (Submitted by Edelaine Penaflor)

Penaflor says she found the job posting for the executive director role at Fort St. John Curling Club by chance and decided to give it a try.

“When I was searching for jobs … part of the job description doesn’t talk much about curling,” she said on Daybreak North. “It specified you … need to know events management, which is my background coming from the Philippines.”

“So I told myself, why not try it?”

To her surprise, she got the job.

Penaflor says working at the curling club lets her make good use of the events and sales management skills she honed in the Philippines.

Penaflor, far left, and her colleagues at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza hotel in Manila. She worked as an events management professional for five years before coming to Canada. (Submitted by Edelaine Penaflor)

“We actually have curling, we have a bar, we have a soccer pitch that’s here. We also have a banquet space,” she said of the club. “It’s not just like curling any more — we’re actually serving the entire community.

“What’s helped me in my past experience is I know how to handle the members here … I had good relationships with my clients [in the Philippines], so whenever I would move [between jobs of] hotels, they would go to me.”

5-star hotel experience

According to former club president Kenton Evenson, the Fort St. John Curling Club has to run year-round, so it’s important to have an executive director who can keep the facility busy when there are no curling events in the summertime, especially during the pandemic.

“It’s a huge, empty space of potential, so having somebody that can see that space and sell that space and so … all these organizations can have access to it, that’s something super important,” said Evenson, who was part of the board of directors that hired Penaflor.

Kenton Evenson, the former president of Fort St. John Curling Club, says it’s important for the club to run all year-round by renting out its facilities for events during the summertime. (Fort St. John Curling Club/Facebook)

Evenson says he’s glad someone as experienced as Penaflor took the role, despite her lack of experience with the sport.

“Being able to curl is great — you want people that understand the sport and how passionate people are about the sport, especially in Canada,” he said. “But … the more important thing is how to manage people, how to make sure buildings [are] running.”

“That kind of background was very evident in Edelaine for sure, coming from something as big as a five-star hotel.”

Penaflor says her current priority is to increase revenue for the club by renting out facilities. The curling rink has previously been used as a venue for events, which Penaflor plans to host more of. In the last month, they’ve received requests to host proms and graduation ceremonies at the rink.

Penaflor says she’s enjoying the role so far, as well as living in Fort St. John — despite the extreme cold weather.

“It’s been a great joy to me being with the curling rink,” she said.

“Everyone has been so nice, and seeing that I’m an immigrant and I’m not from Canada, people here who have been here for so long have been very understanding.”

Daybreak North6:52The woman running the Fort St. John curling club still doesn’t understand the sport but loves it anyway

Edelaine Penaflor had never heard of curling, as a sport, before moving to the Peace this summer from the Phillippines. But that hasn’t stopped her from jumping into her job as the Executive Director of the Fort St. John Curling Club. 6:52

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