2021 Career Newsletter #1

College and Career Ready Students One Brick at a Time!

from the desk of valentine torres

At Hobart High School we strive to have our Brickies college and career-ready too. This newsletter will be released monthly highlighting career opportunities available to our students.

"By starting work when you're 15/16, you will open yourself up to more opportunities and have a better chance of finding a job that you really enjoy. If you can find a job you enjoy at a young age, you can focus on becoming the best you can be at it and rise to the top when you're still young. "


***Should you happen to know of any employers who are looking to hire students please send that information to vtorres@hobart.k12.in.us

County Line Orchard | Hobart


From$11.00 - $16.50 per hour

Available shifts

8 hour shift, Weekend availability

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County Line Orchard in Hobart, IN is excited to host the 2021 Seasonal Hiring Fair

Seasonal Positions for Associates and Team Leaders Available:

Food Service (Kitchen, Grill, Bakery, Donuts, Fudge, Ice Cream)
Retail (Customer Service, Cashiers, Baggers)
Outdoors (Corn Maze, Pumpkins, Kids Farm, Tractor Rides, and more!)
Team Leaders can earn up to $16.50/hour PLUS end of season bonus!

Associates can earn up to $13.50/hour PLUS end of season bonus!

Learn more about County Line Orchard by visiting countylineorchard.com

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $11.00 - $16.50 per hour


Part Time Retail Sales Consultant | At&t | Merrillville, IN


$30,725 a year

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Exciting news! We’re offering a $1,000 Sign On Bonus ($500 after 90 days and $500 after 6 months) for external candidates who apply through 10/31/2021.

Sharing your knowledge with our growing customer base comes with many rewards. Start with the paycheck – base plus commission. Our Part-Time Retail Sales Consultants working 20-24 hours per week earn an average of $30,725 per year in total compensation.
You’ll also gain an amazing benefits package, including:

  • Virtual or in-person employee orientation & ongoing paid training
  • Exciting career paths
  • Supportive team environment
  • Employer-provided mobile device
  • Medical/dental coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off


Retail Sales Representative | Verizon Wireless | Merrillville, IN

You’ll need to have:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One or more years of work experience.
  • Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Willingness to work additional shifts, if necessary, typically during the summer months, November through December, and/or during peak vacation periods.

Even better if you have:

  • Associate’s degree.
  • Customer service and/or sales experience.

This position offers full-time benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, educational assistance, and employee discounts that start on day one. Must be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays and to pick up additional shifts, if necessary.


Customer Service Representative- job post Renaissance Life & Health Insurance | Merrillville


$15 - $22 an hour

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What sets us apart?

  • No Weekends
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Start earning PTO on day 1 with up to 15 days in the first year
  • Smaller team sizes so you won’t feel like a cog in a wheel
  • Competitive Pay
  • Exceptional benefits with employer paid premiums for dental, vision, basic life & disability
  • 401(k) with a 1:1 employer match up to 5%

What do we require?

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year in a customer service role – preferably call center
  • Must have a high level of integrity, dependability, and customer focus
  • Be coachable, teachable, and flexible
  • Interest in providing upsell opportunities without the pressure of meeting quotas
  • Ability to take phone calls as well as utilize e-mail, web-chat, voicemail, faxes, and other professional written inquiry functions
  • Must be proficient in all Windows based software applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook


2nd shift Warehouser/Material Handler | Frito-Lay North America | Merrillville


$18 an hour

Available shifts

Weekend availability, Holidays

Job Type


Whether you are experienced or not, please be sure that you meet the following minimum requirements prior to starting your application:

  • You are 18 years of age or older
  • You will be required to work on weekends, holidays as well as off shift
  • You can lift 15 to 50 pounds with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to stand and walk for extended periods of time with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to climb, bend, reach, stoop, kneel, and stretch for extended periods with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are able to repeatedly lift, carry, push, pull, and handle products with or without a reasonable accommodation
  • You are willing and able to work at heights using ladders or lifts to access areas of the plant)
  • You are willing and able to work in an environment that has extreme temperatures, humidity, hazardous/loud equipment, and slippery surfaces


Team Member | White Castle | Hobart, IN


From $11 an hour

  • Weekly pay
  • Free meals while working
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical, dental & life insurance
  • Weekly paychecks
  • 401K & profit-sharing plans
  • Free uniforms
  • Scholarship eligibility
  • Promote from within practice
  • And more!!


  • 16+
  • Must love to smile, laugh & have fun!
  • Previous food service or management experience a bonus, but not required
  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours during a shift & lift 30-50lbs repeatedly
  • Enjoy working in a high energy, fast-paced environment
  • Promote and drive the White Castle initiatives and increase brand loyalty
  • Must be a good person, a team player, and treat others with care and respect

No experience? No problem! All you need is outgoing, positive energy and a desire to work alongside our awesome team!


Crew Member | Portillo's | Merrillville, IN


$12 an hour

Available shifts

Night shift, Day shift, Monday to Friday

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive pay
  • $3/hr. increase on 5 holidays*
  • Employee referral bonus + quarterly gift
  • Career advancement opportunities (we’re growing!)
  • Dedicated Team Member learning & development
  • Flexible schedules
  • Free shift meals
  • DailyPay: Access your pay when you need it!
  • Monthly “Franks a Lot” employee appreciation

Team Member/Crew Member
Do you relish the opportunity to create lifelong memories with customers? Can you add that extra special ingredient to our staff? At Portillo’s, we’re looking for crew members to join our family! At the heart of Portillo’s, we value Family, Greatness, Energy, and Fun. Igniting the senses with unrivaled food and experiences, it all comes together to create lifelong memories for our guests.


Day time team member | Five Guys | Hobart & Valparaiso


$10.00 - $13.75 an hour

Available shifts

Day shift, 8-hour shift, Weekend availability, Holidays, Monday to Friday

Job Type


What are we looking for?

  • 16 years or older - required
  • Education - not required
  • Job/work experience - not required
What's in it for you?

  • $50 - Onboarding Bonus
    • Shared tips paid out bi-weekly
    • Variety of different positions available
    • Friendly co-workers and fun work environment
    • Free meals on shift
    • Paid training

    We will provide you with full training


Crew member | Little Caesars | Portage


$8.25 - $10.00 an hour

Available shifts

Night shift, Day shift, Weekend availability, Monday to Friday

Job Type



  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


Crew Member | Dunkin | Multiple locations


$12 - $15 an hour

Job Type



Crew Members are generally responsible for delivering great and friendly guest experiences. They prepare products according to operational and quality standards and serve them with enthusiasm in a clean, fast-paced environment. They work as part of a team to meet our Guests’ needs and give them a reason to come back.


Crew Member | Cold Stone Creamery | Crown Point, IN


$9 - $14 an hour

Available shifts

Night shift, Day shift, Weekend availability, Monday to Friday

Hiring Immediately! $250 sign-on bonus. Cold Stone Creamery and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Valparaiso and Crown Point are accepting applications for self-starting, energetic, and enthusiastic crew members. Duties will include customer service, production, and day-to-day duties. Excellent part-time opportunity, 15-30 hours a week, for people with flexible and open availability. This is not a seasonal position or for someone looking for short-term employment. We are known for award-winning customer service in our locations and are adding to our staff with opportunities for advancement.

Apply at Coldstonecreamery.com or in person at:

71 Silhavy Rd. #161, Valparaiso
112th and Broadway, Crown Point

Restaurant Team Member | Chipotle | Merrillville


  • Tuition assistance (100% coverage for select degrees or up to $5,250/year)
  • Free food (yes, really FREE)
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday closures
  • Competitive compensation
  • Full and part-time opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement (80% of managers started as Crew)


  • A friendly, enthusiastic attitude
  • Passion for helping and serving others (both customers and team members)
  • Desire to learn how to cook (a lot)
  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Ability to communicate in the primary language(s) of the work location

Primary Location: Indiana - Merrillville - 0795 - Merrillville-(00795)

Work Location:
0795 - Merrillville-(00795)
1948 Southlake Mall
Merrillville 46410


Crew Member | Marco's Pizza | Hobart

Crew Member Qualities:

  • Team player
  • Fun & friendly
  • Customer service oriented
  • Good under pressure

What we offer:

  • Career and advancement opportunities
  • Competitive compensation
  • Fun work environment
  • Great company culture


Team Member/Shift Member | KFC | Hobart

As a Team Member, you could be the smiling face that greets and serves customers. Or you could be the cook that prepares our world-famous chicken (and tell your friends you know the "secret" – just kiddin'). Whatever job you do, you know what you do matters – to your team and to your customers.


At KFC, we feed the world. But we do more than fill people up. We fulfill their life. Our meals matter, and when we serve them with southern hospitality, we make our customer's day. So our jobs are more than a paycheck – they're about being independent, having fun, and making new friends.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!


Indiana Plan

The Indiana Plan's mission is to address and correct the problem of low minority participation in the union-building trades. To do this, we offer comprehensive services for both the signatory contractors who work with us to find recruits and also for the minority and women workers we help train and find jobs in the union construction industry in Indiana.


We Build NWI

We Build Northwest Indiana was created as a resource for individuals interested in career opportunities within the construction and maintenance industry. Some career opportunities may require a college degree while most require a comprehensive training and education program known as apprenticeship. Successful applicants generally possess three common attributes:

  • They have a strong work ethic
  • They are responsible
  • They are dedicated to being the best


Next Level Jobs

Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers with free state-wide training in high-paying, in-demand industries. Next Level Jobs also provides Indiana employers with reimbursements up to $50,000 to train their employees in these high-growth fields.


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