(Fayetteville Observer (NC) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) March 09--Cumberland County Headquarters Library on Maiden Lane is hosting a job fair Wednesday, March 12.
It's a chance to network with business and educational representatives, upgrade your resume and fine-tune interviewing skills for the job market.
The job fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There's no charge to attend.
About 40 companies and colleges will be represented, said Larry Gavin, job and career coordinator for the Cumberland County Public Library.
Programs will include resume and interviewing tips from professional human resource managers and an open computer lab to work on resumes.
Hands-on activities for children will be provided in the library's youth services area.
For more information, call 483-7727 or go online to cumberland.lib.nc.us.
Verizon adding jobs in N.C.
Mobile network operator Verizon Wireless has announced that it is hiring 89 new employees across North Carolina before April 1 to help fuel the carrier's continued growth.
The jobs fall into the areas of customer specialists and retail.
Verizon Wireless actively recruits military veterans, according to a company news release.
"Veterans return home every day and have to begin new lives as civilians. Verizon recruiters are trained to understand the value of a candidate's military experience," Michele Brookshire of Verizon's Talent Acquisition Team said in the release.
Interested candidates may apply online at Verizon Wireless' careers website: vzwcareers.com.
The positions offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, the company said.
Verizon currently has a North Carolina workforce of about 2,600 people.
Working Mother has named Verizon Wireless as one of the best companies for working moms for 13 consecutive years. Computer World lists Verizon Wireless as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the area of information technology.
New weather app
Weather, which was once lucky to get about 3 minutes on the local television newscast squeezed between news and sports, has become a driving presence on television and in print media.
Why else would Time Warner Cable News devote so much time to "Weather on the Ones?" Why else would local news break to the weather at least three times during a normal news program?
With all the weather devotees in mind, an AccuWeather BlackBerry Messenger Channel was recently introduced to BBM users with BlackBerry smartphones, iPhones and Android.
Via those mobile platforms, customers can receive content from one of the world's leading multimedia global weather providers.
The upstart AccuWeather BBM Channel, a news release said, offers "a range of breaking weather information, including severe weather updates, breaking stories, local weather images, radar and more for BBM subscribers across mobile platforms."
- Michael Futch
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