Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Career Change Workshop

Following is information on a special program scheduled at Edison Community College for this Thursday:

Edison Community College will hold a free workshop on Thursday, September 23, from 6 to 7:30, at the Piqua Campus Emerson Center. The workshop is geared to help those who are seeking a mid-life career change due to unemployment, underemployment, or considering a career change. The workshop will be presented by Edison’s Career Services Department and cover topics such as how to effectively market yourself; job search resources, and considerations for a making a career change. Registration is required. Please call 937-778-7850, or email pgibellino@edisonohio.edu.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How To Find A GOOD Job

Some of you may recall that in a meeting early this year, we covered a Powerpoint provided to us by Jim Stokely, co-author of How To Find A GOOD Job In 90 Days.

His book has been getting solid reviews and may be of interest to you.

Link here to find more about it on Amazon.

You can also find more information with a Google search.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Greening the Upper Miami Valley

You may want to mark your calendars for this. On October 7 from 1 – 8:30 p.m., Edison State will be holding a “Greening the Upper Miami Valley” expo. There will be speakers as well as exhibitors showing products that help to save energy and have other environmentally friendly attributes.

The expo is free and open to the public but Edison is asking that folks who intend to be there contact them at 773-7816 just to let them know so that they can have an approximate count on how many people to expect.

This could be a great way to network and learn about area businesses.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Positions Available

Detailed Machining, Inc. has several openings that they need to fill ASAP.

Pay range $16 - $24 based on experience
Estimate machining processes in a machine shop environment. Must have
minimum 5 years experience and have a machine shop background. Be able to
work with
AutoCAD and be able to deal with customers on all types of projects. We are
a fast pace job shop that makes 1 piece to thousands for all types of

Shop Foreman:
Pay range $16 - $24 based on experience
Must have knowledge/experience with machining processes and have prior
supervisory experience. Must have strong leadership and communication
Job will consist of scheduling jobs at the different machines and also the
different talents of the employees. It will also be making sure the
employees are following
safety guidelines and that work is be done in a timely manner with minimal

CNC Machinists:
Pay range $16 - $20 based on experience
There are several openings
Must have minimum of 5 years experience with CNC mills and CNC lathes.
Must have their own tools and be able to program g-code or conversational.
Be able to work with little supervision and make critical decisions in
producing good parts. Must have good transportation and work ethics.

There is a full benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation,
paid holidays, and retirement package.

Detailed Machining, Inc.

Complete Full Service Machine Shop - Services include: Job Shop, manual and
CNC machining of all types, milling, turning, waterjet cutting, assembly,
grinding, CMM inspection, CAD/CAM, engineering, prototyping, short and
long runs, machining of aluminum castings.
We also have 3 sources for investment casting locally and, mig and tig
welding in house.

The website is www.detailedmachining.com

If you know someone who is interested, please have them contact: John
Bertsch at 937.492.1264 or email him at johndetmach@watchtv.net .
Thanks for your help!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Support and Encouragement

Men of Integrity, which is published by Christianity Today, has devotionals this week focused on job loss and change.

We hope that you find encouragement and support from them.

You can link to them below:


Thursday, September 2, 2010


Dear Network for Job Seekers,

We hope this finds you well. It is with a heavy heart but also a feeling of celebration and hopefulness that we announce that the Network for Job Seekers, which has been meeting at the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, is being discontinued.

Over the past 13 months and 40 meetings, we have shared our hearts, our fears, and our joys with one another… and God has been there with us. We thank you for your participation.

We have during this time seen many participants find jobs … some even finding their dream job. Attendance at the meetings has declined significantly over the past few months and, ultimately, that was our goal. It has also become increasingly difficult to find fresh and relevant, helpful information to bring to each meeting.

While we are, for now, discontinuing our regular meetings, we understand and respect the pain and difficulty experienced by those in the job market, as well as by their families. Therefore, we will continue to do several things out of a desire to bring ongoing hope and encouragement to those who continue to be displaced by the rough economy.

Some of the things we will be doing are as follows:

1) On September 9, we will hold an informal support meeting at the Y at 8:30 a.m. for those who would like to stop by and have one more point of formal connection to this group.

2) As interest levels merit, Ed Thomas has committed to allowing ongoing informal networking and support/encouragement for job seekers who wish to come and meet in the lobby of the Y on Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

3) We will continue to email out job opportunities and helpful ideas and encouragement to those who have registered on our job seekers list. We will continue to do all we can to make connections for you which will hopefully lead to the job of your dreams!

4) The YMCA will continue to maintain helpful information on its website at http://www.sidney-ymca.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85:network-for-job-seekers&catid=40

5) We will continue to maintain and update the blogsite, bringing you ideas and encouragement in your job search, at http://networkforjobseekers.blogspot.com/

Thank you again for your support. Despite the discontinuation of our regular formal meetings, please keep in mind that we can all always be Jesus’ hands and feet … bringing encouragement and support to one another and helping each other network and make connections.

May God Bless You,

Jim Liggett
Ed Thomas
Darcy Dill
Todd Miller


Following are two upcoming events which may be of interest to you:

September 30 session on buying/selling a business:

September 21 seminar on how to develop powerful networking skills:

Both events are sponsored by the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.