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Better Work Columbus is a group of Columbus, GA & Phenix City, ALbased organizations and businesses that believe our community is better when everyone has access to the dignity that comes from work.

We collaborate with dozens of local resources to provide training, support services, and connections to help you find meaningful work.

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FEATURED JOB FAIRS

Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is hiring a Part-time Library Assistant

This opening is for a part-time Library Assistant at the Mildred L. Terry Public Library. Applicants must be friendly, energetic with outstanding customer service skills. This job involves providing assistance to patrons with technology and reference questions, teaching basic computer skills, and offering one-on-one assistance as needed.
Apply Online (https://www.cvlga.org/employment/)

VSP Logis Hiring Event

Time: Tuesday January 31, 10am-1pm
Location: Goodwill Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Boulevard, Building B
Hiring for work in West Point. Full-time and part-time positions available. Assembly with on-the-job Training, Mon-Sat. Sunday work is double time. 12 hr shifts. $14/hr pay. Benefits offered after probation. Health insurance. Referral bonuses from referrals still working at 90 days.
Call 706-256-1837 for more information.

Resource MFG Hiring Event

Time: Tuesday January 31, 9:30am-3:30pm
Location: Columbus Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Drive, Bldg B
100+ opportunities available. Hiring for Pickers/Packers, Unloaders, Forklift, Material Handler, Machine Operator, Maintenance Mechanic, Welders, Warehouse Laborer, and Management/Supervisors. Expect to have a drug screen & background, full-time temp to perm positions, and all shifts available. You can complete an application at Goodwill. Bring our ID and SS card.
Call 706-256-1837 for more information.

Spherion Staffing Hiring Event

Time: Tuesday January 31, 10am-1pm
Location: Columbus Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Drive, Bldg B
Hiring for Assembly Helpers, Bi-lingual Customer Service, Customer Service Roles, General Warehouse, Forklift Operator, and Administration. Temp to Perm positions are available. Applicants must be safety compliant, able to work on a team, follow company procedures, follow directions, have strong communications skills, and be willing to learn. You can expect on-the-spot interviews, drug screen, background check, a place to complete your application, and contingent offers for qualified candidates. You’ll need to have access to your resume electronically.
Call 706-256-1837 for more information.

Goodwill of the Southern Rivers is hiring for Retail, Mission Services, and Administration positions.

Qualifications vary based on the position applied for. Benefits include medical, dental & vision,
401K 100% match up to 6%, generous paid time off, employee discount, and a flexible schedule. For more information contact Tamako (762) 208-4383 or Julie (706) 256-1826

Columbus Consolidated Government Hiring Event

Date: January 12 2023
Time: 9AM – 2PM
Location: Goodwill Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Boulevard, Building B
Additional Info: Find a new career in 2023 with the Columbus Consolidated Government. Learn how you can work for the City of Columbus at our 2023 New Year Hiring Event and you could be hired on the spot! Recently, the city council approved a new pay plan by Evergreen that will make salaries more competitive. Apply for the job you want before the event at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/columbusga. Call 706-256-1837 for more information

VSP Logis Hiring Event

Date: January 3,17 & 31
Time: 10AM – 1PM
Location: Goodwill Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Boulevard, Building B
Additional Info:
Hiring for work in West Point.
Full-time and part-time positions available.
Assembly with on-the-job training, Mon-Sat. Sunday work is double time.
12 hr shifts.
$14/hr pay.
Benefits offered after probation.
Health insurance.
Referral bonuses from referrals still working at 90 days.
Call 706-256-1837 for more information.

Open Door Culinary Arts Program is accepting applications for our Spring 2023 training:

Application deadline Friday, February 3
Location: 2405 2nd Avenue, Columbus
Additional Info: We’re looking for 15-20 highly motivated participants who want to become economically stable with the culinary information and skills received from this 20-week training. This training will cover spiritual development, life skills, ServSafe and exam, hands-on training with a Chef, workreadiness, and job placement opportunities. This training is free of charge to participants; however, childcare and transportation are not provided.
NOTE: Applicants must be: 18 years old or older, have a High School Diploma or GED, and have a household income of 80% or less of the Area Median Income based on household size. Classes begin Monday, February 13, 2023 at 10am and are held weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10AM – 1PM.
Apply Here: https://forms.gle/doHGFY36x7SH3F5t7

Hiring Opportunities with BETTER WORK Columbus Partners.

If you let BETTER WORK know you applied for one of these positions, and you meet all qualifications, we can also forward a referral for you

Muscogee County School System

The school system is currently hiring a Carpenter to complete construction projects in the schools. Must have a HS diploma or GED, and this position will remain open until it is filled. Must have a valid driver’s license and a minimum of 3 years of carpentry experience. Apply at: https://mcs.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5734

Piedmont Columbus Regional

Piedmont is currently hiring a Surgical Tech I (PRN) and Patient Care Tech, ICU (full-time). Both positions are at Piedmont Columbus Midtown. Both positions require a HS Diploma or GED as well as BLS certification. Some training or experience is required.
Apply here for Surgical Tech I: https://piedmontcareers.org/job-post?job_id=1090516
Apply here for Patient Care Tech: https://piedmontcareers.org/job-post?job_id=1089727

Aramark

Aramark provides food service on the Columbus State University campuses. They are hiring for multiple positions including Dishwashers, Cooks, and Catering Service Workers. Some roles require experience and/or the ability to earn food safety certification. Apply at:
https://careers.aramark.com/search/?location=31907&distance=25&type=&sub_category=&industry=

Green Island Hills Country Club

Green Island Hills Country Club is hiring Restaurant Servers and Line Cooks. The ability to collaborate is helpful in these roles. Experience is encouraged but not required. Must have a good work ethic and a positive and professional attitude. Line cooks must have the ability to operate efficiently under fast-paced and stressful situations. Apply at: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Green-Island-Country-Club/jobs

Your source for finding resources in the Chattahoochee Valley is 2-1-1.

Many offices will be closed over the holidays, but 2-1-1 can still help. You can search for resources yourself at www.211uwcv.org and On Demand texting is always available as well. To use the service, text your zip code and need to TXT211 (898211).

Green Island Hills Country Club Hiring Restaurant Servers and Line Cooks

Ability to collaborate is helpful in these roles. Experience is encouraged but not required. Must have a good work ethic and a positive and professional attitude. Line cooks must have the ability to operate efficiently under fast-paced and stressful situations. If you let BETTER WORK know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, we will also forward a referral for you. Apply here: https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Green-Island-Country-Club/jobs

Columbus Consolidated Government Hiring GOS Technicians

Basic IT knowledge and a HS diploma are required. A good candidate needs enough experience or education to understand basic principles. This is a great position for someone who has some IT training, is planning to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in IT, and wants to get their foot in the door now. If you let BETTER WORK know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, we will also forward a referral for you. Search for “GIS Technician” to find available positions. Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/columbusga

Weiler Forestry continues to hire for the following positions:

Machining Specialist, Experienced Welders (1st and 3rd shift), Assembly Technicians, and Painters with great pay and benefits after 60 days. Pay starts at $23/hr. The Weiler Information Technology team is also growing in Network and Computer Support! If you let BETTER WORK know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, we will also forward a referral for you. Apply here: https://www.weilerproducts.com/careers/job-postings/

Villages of Benning is hiring for the following positions:

Customer Service Representative, Warehouse Technician, Groundskeeper, and Maintenance Technician. HS Diploma or GED required along with a valid Driver’s License. Must be able to pass a drug test and background check to enter Ft. Benning. Not sure which job is right for you? Click here for job recommendations. If you let BETTER WORK know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, we will also forward a referral for you. Apply here: https://careers-tmo.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=12781-12794-Fort+Benning

GED prep classes are available through Goodwill and Columbus Technical College.

On average, having a GED can increase your income by $9,000 a year. Columbus Tech offers classes at several locations. To talk with someone and find out what the best option is for you, contact the Columbus Technical College Adult Education Center at 706-641-5620 or visit https://www.columbustech.edu/adult-education/georgia-high-school-equivalency-ged-hiset-program/ to learn more. Goodwill offers several class options and classes are held at:
2601 Cross Country Drive
Building B
Columbus, GA
You can get more information by calling (706) 256-1837.

Kysor Warren is hiring for the following positions in Columbus

Customer Service, Welder, Electrical Engineer, Ergonomics, and Product Manager. Great pay and benefits. Good communication skills are required. Click here to learn more about these positions and requirements. If you let me know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, I will also forward a referral for you. Apply at https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Apply/1013517/Better-Work-Candidates

Weiler Forestry is hiring for the following positions in Lagrange:

Experienced Welders, Maintenance Technicians, Assembly Technicians, Painters, Inventory Control Coordinator, and Quality Control Inspector. Great pay and benefits after 60 days. Pay starts at $23/hr. You must have your own transportation. If you let me know the position you applied for and meet the qualifications, I will also forward a referral for you.
View job openings at https://www.weilerforestry.com/careers/job-postings/

Financial Freedom - Financial Health Initiative

Let PRF Institute help you address student loans, credit, debt, saving, budgeting, housing, wills, and more. Life changes because of you! Get Free financial coaching at https://prfinstitute.org/consultations/. Not sure what you need? Find free assessments at
https://prfinstitute.org/assessments/.
Contact JaQuetta Canady at (334) 759-4884 to learn more.

Villages at Benning is hiring for the following positions:

Customer Service Representative, Warehouse Technician, Resident Specialist, Leasing Specialist, Groundskeeper, and Maintenance Technician. Contact Amber (amberg@betteropportunity.org) and let her know the position you applied for; if you meet the qualifications, she will also forward a referral for you. View all job openings at: (https://careers-tmo.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchLocation=zipRadius&latitude=&longitude=&searchZip=31907&searchRadius=20)

You May Qualify for Low-to-No Cost Health Insurance

Community Health Insurance – CHIProgram.com
No Health Questions, No Pre-Existing Limits. Dedicated to building a higher standard of health for every community-reducing barriers to coverage and ensuring no one is excluded from having access to quality health insurance. Call (844) 527-6771 to learn more.

Buffalo Rock is looking for candidates

Buffalo Rock is looking for candidates for the following positions: Warehouse Support, Warehouse Picker, On Premise Delivery Merchandiser (Non CDL), and Area Development Coordinator. High school diploma or GED is preferred. Apply at https://www.buffalorock.com/careers/.

TSYS is looking for candidates

TSYS is looking for candidates for the following positions: Machine Operator, Production Service Technician, and Manual Operator. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and these positions may require some experience. If you are interested, please send your email to kristinb@foropportunity.org and include your most updated resume.

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Link Daily to Jobs and Resources – New resources for employment and other needs are posted and shared on the Facebook Better Work Columbus page. Check it regularly for new opportunities and up to date information –https://www.facebook.com/BetterWorkColumbus/

RESOURCE CORNER

Get Your GED at Goodwill – Classes are available at no cost to you!

Location: Goodwill Career Center, 2601 Cross Country Drive, Bldg B
A GED will open up greater job opportunities. GED graduates, on average, make $9,000 a year more than non-graduates. Begin your registration process today at the Midtown Career Center 9:30 am or 2:30 pm. You will complete both an orientation and registration. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9am-1pm or 2-6pm OR on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am-1pm. Call 706-256-1837 for more information.

Transportation Available for Interviews and Work

Better Work Columbus has partnered with United Way to provide one round trip Lyft ride to candidates for work, interview, or eligible employment training. You must have the Lyft App downloaded on your phone and have completed a Better Work job application to receive a code. Codes are good for 30 days and can only be used in GA. Each code will cover up to $25 for each way of the trip, with a max of $50 for the round trip. Be sure to submit your request at least 48 hours prior to an interview. We cannot guarantee last minute requests. Click here to submit your Lyft Ride Request.

Area Agency on Aging - Rives Valley Commission

Serving seniors 60 years of age and above; people with disabilities and their families, this organization provides access to funding for adult day care, homemaker assistance, and home delivered meals as well as information and referral services. Call (706) 256-2900 to learn more.

Pathways Center is Hiring-CNA/Direct Support Professional

The person in this role will provide community residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities. These services are a range of interventions with a particular focus on training and support in one’s daily living skills to include eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming and health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.

Learn more and apply at: https://careers.georgia.gov/jobs/cna-direct-support-professional-27556

Home Depot is Hiring-Freight/Receiving

Associates in Freight/Receiving positions ensure the store is stocked and ready for business every day. They load and unload trucks, move material from the receiving area throughout the store, may operate forklifts and may perform critical functions for maintaining proper on-hands and pricing for our customers.

Learn more and apply at: https://careers.homedepot.com/job/6947521/

General Mills is Hiring

Hiring For: Part Time Retail Sales Associate
Additional Info:
Blue Buffalo is hiring a Part Time Retail Sales Associate to act as our in-store brand ambassador
Opportunity to work with animals
$13/hour pay
Benefits include: 401K, paid training, flexible schedule, and pet food reimbursement
Apply here: PT Retail Sales Associate
If you are interested in working for General Mills and want to receive information from them when other jobs open up in Columbus, click this link: https://www.employedusa.com/Landing/?TemplateId=32&Company=General%20Mills&CompanyId=21

Columbus Consolidated Government is Hiring

Hiring For: Administrative Secretaries
Additional Info:
Both Parks & Recreation and METRA are looking for an Administrative Secretary
The Parks & Rec position will maintain department files and records; prepare reports; develop programs; coordinate, plan, and schedule special events; perform data entry duties; answer the office telephone; perform other duties as needed
The METRA position will manage correspondence, update records, assist Transit Specialists with transit planning activities, and record/update inventory along with other duties
Learn more and apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/columbusga/jobs/3643693/administrative-secretary-park-services-g10?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Piedmont Hiring Patient Care Techs – Day & Night Positions Available

Entry level position
High school diploma or GED required
BLS certification required
Provide care to patients from birth through the lifecycle, demonstrating competency with treatments, procedures and equipment appropriate to the clinical setting and hospital policy
Search for Patient Care Tech in Columbus – https://piedmontcareers.org/search

Transportation Available for Interviews and Work

Better Work Columbus has partnered with United Way to provide one round trip Lyft ride to candidates for work, interview, or eligible employment training.

You must have the Lyft App downloaded on your phone and have completed a Better Work job application to receive a code
Codes are good for 30 days and can only be used in GA
Each code will cover up to $25 for each way, with a max of $50 for the round trip
Be sure to submit your request at least 48 hours before an interview – we cannot guarantee last minute requests
Click the link to Submit your Lyft Ride Request https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdt0bkq-NMx90HmQyP5ZKMJqg2WeKNIdn7eQxNwm8ThI9qsOA/viewform

Enrichment Services is Hiring – Apply online

Would you like to make a difference in your community and help someone turn hope into reality? Then ESP is the place for you.
Benefits include: medical, dental, vision; 401K, paid holidays and school breaks.
Currently hiring in GA and AL
Hiring For: Early Head Start and Head Start Teachers, Center Family Support Manager, Assistant Center Manager, Education Specialist, Assistant, Custodian, Cook Bus Driver, and much more
Visit https://enrichmentservices.org/careers/ to search for jobs and apply

Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training & Certification Program

Location: Columbus Career Center
Address: 2601 Cross Country Drive, Columbus, GA 31906
Additional Info: CPR training teaches individuals and emergency medical rescuers how to recognize and provide immediate action when a person suffers sudden cardiac arrest. Individuals who complete the training receive certification from the American Red Cross. 1 Day | 5 Hours | 2 Year Certification. Call 762-208-4381to learn more.

Get your Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training at Goodwill

Location: Midtown Columbus
Address: 2601 Cross Country Dr, Bldg B
Earn an industry-recognized credential and license in the state of Georgia as a CNA.Students receive 30 days of hands-on training that equips them with essential patient care skills. A nursing instructor provides assistance in developing individuals and providing them with the skills they need to pass the certification exams. Studentsare also assigned a 24-hour clinical rotation at a local health provider partner.Call (762) 208-4381for more information.

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