Be Career Ready Too! | Newsletter 6

College and Career Ready Students One Brick at a Time!

From the Desk of Valentine Torres

"The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do." Kobe Bryant

*Students if you are looking for assistance on this newsletter on how to apply to a specific job or if you need tips do not hesitate to email to make an appointment. 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.

**Should you happen to know of any employers who are looking to hire students please send that information to

Be sure to scroll down to the end to find other career

newsletters from this school year.

Explore this website for part-time work within the Hobart/Merrillville/Portage area. On this website you can create a profile and upload a resume. Let us know how we can help you!

Apply to be a Conexus Indiana Intern Here

As a Conexus Intern, high school students will be able to get hands-on, work-based experience in advanced manufacturing and logistics careers.Students will be employed over six weeks full time at a local Conexus industry partner.$2k earning potential

*NEW* APPLY 02/28/2020 | Warehouse Packers / General Labor | Nexus | Hobart IN

Nexus Employment is hiring now for Full Time Warehouse Packers / Production Line Workers to work at a Manufacturing facility located in Northwest Indiana.

Full Time – Weekly Pay

Positions start immediately

Openings on first, second and third shifts

Job Summary

  • Entry level, willing to train
  • Package customer orders
  • Work on a production line packaging various product prior to shipment
  • Perform general labor duties
  • Maintain a safe, clean work environment
  • Opportunity for advancement in to various production positions
  • Excellent environment
  • Hiring for Full Time Openings on 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts
  • Steady work and long term

Please apply through Indeed and in person on Friday February 28th between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.

Nexus Employment

6575 Daniel Burnham Dr. Suite C

Portage, IN 46368

Please bring two forms of employment identification

Job Type: Full-time

*NEW*Louie's Tux Shop | Prom Jobs

Every prom season Louie's Tux Shop hires 75-100 students to help get the guys dressed and looking sharp for prom. If you enjoy a fast paced environment, fashion, and having fun, this might be the right job for you!

Portage Location

*NEW* Cashier | Mission BBQ | Merrillville, IN

MISSION BBQ is unlike any other place in the country. We serve the most authentic, mouth-watering all-American food anywhere - with a side order of patriotism! Our team is on a mission to make a difference across the country and in our communities. And right now, we're looking for Great Team Members to join us as we grow again!

NOW HIRING Full & Part Time, Day (AM) & Night (PM):

  • Cashiers

Ready to help us accomplish our mission?

We can offer you great quality of life benefits including:

*NEW* Cabinets/Appliances Team Member | Menards | Merrillville

  • Looking for someone who:
  • is experienced in sales
  • is experienced with computer work
  • is a team player
  • is able to multi task
  • is a quick learner
  • is adaptable to new environment
  • dedicated!!
  • Job Type: Part-time
  • Salary: $10.30 to $13.30 /hour

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave
  • Other

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required

How to Apply:

*NEW* Retail Sales | Fragrances, Part Time | Southlake Mall

Job Overview:

The Fragrance Sales Associate is responsible for providing professional services to customers by selling and demonstrating fragrances and related items, as well as contributing to the success of the department through achieving personal sales goals. Perform other duties as assigned.

The summary below may not include all the essential functions and qualifications for this position. For more information, we encourage you to review the complete job description by clicking here.

Macy’s uses a scheduling plan that allows our associates to participate in the creation of their work schedules by managing availability and identifying preferences. Additionally, during key events and peak selling times, Macy’s may offer additional shifts to our associates, which they may pick up using the self-scheduling tool. Details on Macy's schedule options are available during the interview process.

Essential functions:

  • Assist customers in all aspects of service fulfillment by demonstrating proficient use of proprietary devices and applications; proactively create enhanced shopping experiences through the heightened use of tools, technology and collaboration
  • Alert Fragrance Counter Manager or Sales Manager of Cosmetics and Fragrances of inventory and other inaccuracies
  • Attend product training classes and seminars
  • Ensure proper presentation, organization, storing, and replenishment of stock
  • Participate in pre-selling and sales driving events to maximize sales
  • Regular, dependable attendance and punctuality



  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Previous selling experience is required, preferably in fragrances.

Communication Skills:

  • Effective written and verbal skills, ability to interpret instructional documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic math functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Able to use a calculator.

Physical Demands:

  • This position involves regular walking, standing, sitting for extended periods of time, hearing, and talking.
  • May occasionally involve stooping, kneeling, or crouching.
  • May involve close vision, color vision, depth perception, focus adjustment, and viewing computer monitor for extended periods of time.
  • Involves manual dexterity for using keyboard, mouse, and other office equipment.
  • May involve moving or lifting items under 10 pounds.

Other Skills:

  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to build relationships and influence others.
  • Must possess a thirst for knowledge.
  • Ability to collaborate and function as a member of a team.
  • Must possess a strong sense of urgency.
  • Should be comfortable with the use of computers and frequent use of RF equipment.

Work Hours:

  • Flexible with scheduling and available to work retail hours, which may include day, evening, weekends, and/or holidays, based on department and store/company needs.


*NEW* Restaurant Team Member | Golden Corral | Merrillville

Golden Corral restaurant Co-worker positions consist of Bakers, Buffet Attendants, Bussers, Catering, Guest Experience Attendant, Grill, Fry, and Hot Cooks, Line, Local Store Marketing Coordinator, Host/Cashier, Prep Person, ProStart Intern, Meat Cutter, Utility Person, and Servers. Opportunities may vary based on location. If a current position is not available at a location in which you are interested, your information will be retained for future consideration.

It's this camaraderie and team spirit that makes working here so rewarding. There are plenty of other rewards for full or part-time employees too including:

  • Great pay
  • Flexible schedules
  • Fun, friendly team environment
  • Training aimed at advancement
  • Recognition for achievement

How to Apply:

*NEW* Cooks | Buffalo Wild Wings | Hobart, IN

Do you love sports? Do you like the idea of being paid to watch sports?

If you answered yes, then Buffalo Wild Wings is the job for you, it’s the closest to getting paid to watch sports you’re ever gonna get!

Hiring great people to “Wow” our guest with superior service. Servers can make up to and more than $20.00/hour in tips.

Benefits and More * Flexible schedules you can accommodate school schedules or other jobs * Benefits * Good pay * Training and room to advance * Half off meals * Tuition Reimbursement * Tuition Reimbursement * Full time team members are eligible for 401K and PTO

Previous experience as a server in full service restaurant required

Equal opportunity employer

Apply at

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $9.00 to $10.50 /hour

Additional Compensation:

  • Store Discounts
  • Other forms

Work Location:

  • One location

You can also;

*NEW* Publishing & Social Media Editor | GreatNews.Life | Valparaiso, IN

Publishing and Social Media Editor:

GreatNews.Life is looking to hire a publishing and social mediator in order to assist the team in editing and publishing content during evening and weekend work hours. This role is the center of publishing our good news stories and directing them to the largest audience possible. This is a great role for responsible self-starter looking to get into the world of media marketing and social media.

Our company publishes all positive news across NWI and is expanding into new markets, so all roles here have the opportunity for growth.Our culture is known to be one of high-performance expectations, rapid growth in each team members capabilities and one where leadership is valued and rewarded.

Job specifications:

· 20-30 hours per week

· Must be available most nights and weekends

Job Responsibilities:

· Editing, publishing and posting stories on social media

· Providing constructive feedback geared toward developing writers and photographers to continued growth

· Social media monitoring and engagement on Facebook Twitter,LinkedIn and Instagram

Desired Qualifications:

· A great communicator and facilitator - keeping our coverage team, internal staff and our digital networks connected

· At ask-based driver with social media experience who understands and appreciates the value of effective writing, digital content management and deadlines

· Proven experience learning new software tools

· HTML experience preferred, but not required

· Content management system experience preferred, not required

*We are not able to offer benefits currently

*This is an entry level position

Job Type: Part-time


  • social media: 1 year (Preferred)
  • progressively responsible social media: 1 year (Preferred)
  • sales: 1 year (Preferred)
  • social media marketing: 1 year (Preferred)
  • marketing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Valparaiso, IN 46385 (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)


  • English (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Evening (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends required
  • Holidays required
  • Night shift
  • 8 hour shift


Planet Fitness | Team Member | Hobart, IN

We are searching for a Team Member to join our team! As a member of our staff, you will be responsible for providing a superior level of customer service to Planet Fitness members, prospective members and guests, ensuring an exceptional "Judgement Free" member experience!

Some of your responsibilities will include:
Customer Service/Front Desk Activities:
-Greet members and guests, providing exceptional customer service and doing your best to make members feel comfortable and welcomed!
-Answer phones in a friendly manner and assist callers with a variety of questions.
-Check members in, tour and sign up new members, log amenities and communicate updates and events to members and guests.
-Respond to member questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.
-Conduct beverage or merchandise purchases on the point of sale system.


  • **Must be 18 years of age or older.***
  • Basic computer proficiency with an eye for accuracy.
  • Punctuality and reliability is a must.
  • Exceptional customer service skills; able to interact in a positive and professional way with members and co-workers, exceeding the member's expectations.

Crew | McDonald's RESTAURANTS | Hobart


REQ ID: 2F8A249D-448C-41BA-9EE2-A6AA01021ABC

Crew Person - You don't want to work just anyplace, and you don't want to work just anytime. Maybe it's breakfast. Maybe it's lunch. Maybe it's late nights. Maybe it's weekends. Whatever it is, you want to be challenged. And have fun. We think we can fit in. For job openings on your schedule, give us a try.

It's time you worked for someone who will give you the tools to learn, grow and be what you want to be - both personally and professionally. We're looking for hard working, enthusiastic individuals who want to be a part of a winning team. If you enjoy working with people and love to learn new things, we want to meet you. As a Crew Person, you may be responsible for: • Greeting customers with a smile • Taking accurate food orders • Preparing all of McDonald's World Famous food • Partnering with other Crew and Managers to meet target goals during your shift • Restaurant Cleanliness • Ensuring items are well stocked

Crew | Burger King

Burger King:

The Team Member position is responsible for providing exceptional guest service and support, while working closely with the Restaurant Managers and other Team Members to maintain operational standards and procedures. This position operates under the direction of the General Manager, Assistant Managers, and Shift Coordinators. This position has direct interactions with Guests and members of the field operations team.


  • Greets guests with a smile, receives orders, processes payments, and responds appropriately to customer issues
  • Operates cash register or point of sale devices, as needed, and uses value-added suggestive-selling techniques to generate additional sales opportunities
  • Verifies the accuracy of guests’ orders
  • Prepares and packages food and drink products
  • Cleans kitchen area, counters, food preparation areas, and utensils
  • Cleans dining room, restrooms and exterior grounds
  • Maintains health and safety standards in work areas
  • Unloads and stocks inventory items as needed
  • Performs duties at multiple workstations (e.g., front counter, Drive-Thru, prep boards, expediter, etc.)
  • Prompt and regular attendance on assigned shifts
  • Follows BURGER KING® uniform and grooming standards and policies
  • Works to resolve issues that may arise in the restaurant
  • Learns team effectiveness skills; works with others to achieve team goals
  • Responds to guests’ needs in a professional and polite manner
  • Communicates in a positive manner with customers, peers, and managers


  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age*
  • Willing to accomplish all restaurant tasks
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to interact productively with co-workers and function well in a team environment
  • Ability to resolve consumer issues with tact

*Age may vary depending on state.

Apply here:

Wendy's | Team Member | Portage

  • Portage, IN - Willowcreek Ave.
  • Are you looking for an opportunity with flexible hours where you can be part of a team? Do you enjoy providing excellent service? If so, our Crew position is for you!


    As a Crew Member, you’ll have the opportunity to:
    • Be cross-trained in multiple positions within the restaurant
    • Work as part of a team to ensure efficient operations
    • Provide prompt, friendly, and courteous services to customers
    • Develop skills and grow within the organization

    To be successful as a Crew Member, we expect you to:
    • Be at least 16 years of age
    • Have strong customer service skills and a great attitude
    • Be dependable – arrive to work on time for your scheduled shifts
    • Present a neat, well-groomed appearance in line with the dress code policy

    Whether you’re looking for flexibility, a second income, or a return to the workforce, we have great opportunities for you! Apply today to join the Meritage Hospitality family of Wendy’s!

    Apply here:

Host | Chili's | Hobart, IN | Southlake Mall | Valparaiso, IN

Does your list of 3 favorite things in life consist of people, people and more people? Then we have an opening for you. Host? Hostess? More like welcoming committee on the USS Pepper. Get ready to provide warm welcomes, great dining experiences and heartfelt thanks – and have a great time while you’re doing it.

As a Host/Hostess your job includes:

  • Welcoming Guests
  • Managing the wait list
  • Communicating Guest concerns to the Manager as appropriate
  • Answering telephone within 3 rings and directing calls


We are currently hiring for:


Inquire within at;

  • 1475 S. Lake Park Ave. Hobart, IN 46342
  • 7770 E. Ridge Rd. Hobart, IN 46342

Email resume to:

Bilingual skills are a plus!

Internship at Hobart Fire Dept

Hobart Fire Dept is looking for an intern! Do you have good time management and pay attention to detail?

Contact Chief Randal Smith - 219.942.4992, ext 2353

Asst. Chief John Papka - 219.942.4992, ext 2351. City Cell - 219.406.6949


Indiana Farm Jobs – Harvest and Seasonal Work

Meaningful career opportunities persist in the Indiana agricultural industry. Supervisor job openings and management work often attract job seekers with previous agriculture experience.


Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites has updated their list of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019.,20.htm

Next Level Jobs - Free training

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.

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
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