CORESTAFF Services Hiring Event – July 13

CORESTAFF Services is hosting a hiring event on Friday, July 13 from 11am to 2 pm for the following positions:

  • Shared Maintenance Technician 477489
  • Binder and Photo Operators 476862
  • Digital Press Operator 476884
  • Customer Service Rep. 477481
  • Production Design Artist 477512
  • Digital Pre Press Operator 477798
  • Photo Operator High Speed 476896

Must apply online at  Be prepared to be interviewed on the spot at the Emmett Mcloughlin Training and Education Center, 1150 S 7th Avenue, in Phoenix.

Precision Manufacturing Registered Apprenticeship Opportunity

Applications are now being accepted for apprenticeship opportunities in precision manufacturing which can provide work experience and certification for such industries as aerospace, communications, electronics, medical devices and solar.   The Arizona Precision Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program (AzPMAP) was developed to create opportunities for those with a high school diploma to enter precision machining jobs and receive complete training in the skills demanded by companies. 

Applications are being accepted online now.  To find out more inforamtion about this career opportunity, please visit the AzPMAP website.


Sustainable Building Advisor Training Opportunity

Check out this career opportunity for training in the field of sustainability.  The course offers a hands-on approach to sustainability training that challenges students to recognize and understand problems, identify opportunities, and craft innovative solutions in the built environment. Scope includes global, regional, municipal, commercial, and residential perspectives.  Course participants learn and apply best practices in sustainability sciences, moving beyond the LEED scoring framework towards a holistic approach to sustainability for the designed environment.  The SBA program is recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as a 400-level “mastery” course in sustainability.

Find more information at



Avondale Libraries Provide Workstations for Job Seekers

Need help finding a job? Avondale’s public library can help! Avondale’s two branch libraries have Virtual Workforce Workstation computers available for job seekers.

Through a partnership with the Arizona Job Assistance Centers (AzJAC)*, jobseekers can access information and tutorials that will guide them through the job search, application, resume writing and interview processes on special workstations at the library.

Avondale Civic Center Library
11350 W. Civic Center Dr.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Monday-Thursday 10-7
Friday-Saturday 10-5

Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library
495 E. Western Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85323
Monday-Thursday 10-7
Friday-Saturday 10-5

For more information, please visit the Library’s website at

*AzJAC is a project of the Arizona Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery in partnership with the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State. Other partners include Arizona Workforce Connection, the Arizona Department of Education, and the Arizona Small Business Development Center. Funding provided by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

MAXIMUS Jobs Program On-Site Recruitment Event – Feb 17

MAXIMUS Jobs Program West Family Employment Support Center is hosting an on-site recruitment event.  Meet face-to-face with employers who have job openings.  Helpful tips:  bring an updated resume, dress to impress, bring a form of ID, and bring a friend!

WHEN:  Friday, February 17, 2012

WHERE:  4622 W Indian School Rd, Ste D-7

TIME:  11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More information:  480-282-5160

Westside Job Fair – January 26

Maricopa Workforce Connections, super supporter of LaidOffCamp, and Maximus Arizona are hosting a full-time and part-time JOB FAIR.

When:  January 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where:  Maricopa Workforce Connections West Valley Career Center, 1840 N 95th Ave, Ste 160, Phoenix, 85037


January Camp a Great Success!

The January edition of LaidOffCamp SW Valley was a great success!  Over 90 individuals spent January 7 with great speakers and with each other sharing experiences and future hopes.


A few of the presentations from the day are now available on the January 2012 Camp Info page.

If you missed this Camp, never fear, LaidOffCamp Chandler is occurring on Saturday, February 4 in downtown Chandler.  Find out more information by visiting the LaidOffCamp Chandler website.

What to Expect from Saturday’s LaidOffCamp

The Camp will be held at Estrella Mountain Community Collegee (EMCC) located at 3000 N Dysart Rd in Avondale (northwest corner of Dysart and Thomas Rds). The Camp welcome/breakfast and wrap-up/lunch will be held in the 2nd floor Community Room of Estrella Hall. Camp sessions, EMCC Resource Center, and Camp Resource Center will be held in Mariposa Hall. Parking is available between both builidngs. View the EMCC campus and Mariposa Hall maps.

Here are a few suggestions as you prepare for Saturday (January 7):

1. LaidOffCamp SW Valley is not your typical suit-and-tie event, and it’s not a job fair, and nobody will be judging you based on what you’re wearing. Dress casually — most of the speakers will be dressed casually too. If you feel more comfortable in a suit or tie, please feel free — just don’t get dressed up if you don’t want to.

2. Take a few moments to review the session schedule before you arrive. It describes each of the sessions and speakers. Our sessions are organized into six different tracks just to help you figure out the kind of information that’s available to you, but you’re free to attend any session you’d like, in any track — you don’t have to sign up or anything. You’ll notice that a few of the sessions are given twice to allow some flexibility for you in scheduling.

3. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. in the foyer of Estrella Hall with the opening session beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m. since we have so much to cover in a half day. Please do your best to arrive in time for the opening session. We’ll be covering general information about how to make the most of the day and sharing other important information, so I’d hate for you to miss it.

4. EMCC is excited to share with you all the resources the College has to offer. Instructors and staff from EMCC will be conducting sessions during the day and the EMCC Resource Center will be located in Mariposa Hall Room 152 during the event for you to stop in and use the KUDER system. KUDER is great because it can help you figure out your strengths and what next steps might be for you.

5. We will be serving a light breakfast (coffee, juice, pastries, etc.) and lunch (pizza and salads) thanks to our wonderful sponsors Sonoran Technology, Walmart, West Valley National Bank, and organizing committee members. Breakfast and lunch will be offered in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of Estrella Hall. If you’re really picky or have particular needs, you might want to pack your own lunch. We encourage attendees to stay on-site for lunch (which is why we serve one) because it’s a great opportunity to chat with speakers, volunteers and other attendees. Trust me — you never know who is going to connect you to that next opportunity, and it might be the person sitting next to you at lunch!

6. Utilize the Resource Center located in Mariposa Hall Room 140. Available will be resume experts, veterans services, Maricopa Skill Center, EMCC recruiters, small business development info, Maricopa Workforce Connections representatives, and representatives of Women’s Health Coalition.

7. You don’t need to print your ticket. Save a tree — we know who you are.

8. Stay afterwards to continue networking and forging relationships.

Camp Sponsors Make a Huge Difference!

A big thank you to the sponsors for this weekend’s Camp!  Their generous support of our Camp allows us to provide a completely free event for all the attendees.  If you get a chance, say thank you or support these fine local businesses!

Sonoran Technology

West Valley National Bank

Walmart on Estrella Parkway

Camp Schedule Posted

The tentative schedule for the January 7 Camp has been posted to our website!  Click on January 2012 Camp info for the details or click here.