2021 Career Newsletter #2

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.

"Jobs help kids develop a sense of responsibility. Jobs help kids develop a greater sense of self. Teens that work a reasonable amount of hours—less than 15 hours a week—get better grades than teens who don't work. ... Jobs help kids transition from youth to adulthood."


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

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Career Attire Needed | Hobart High School | Career Closet

The Business Professionals of America is a club at Hobart High School. We are looking for career attire to assist our students with job interviews. If you have gently used career clothes at home, please consider donating directly to Mrs. Valentine Torres | Business Teacher

Burlington | Hobart

Text RETAIL to 97211

^^^You can text your resume

  • $9/hr
  • Also offering a $500.00 bonus payout for associates at the end of their seasonal position

NOW HIRING! Cashier • Customer Service • Sales Associate Receiving Associate • Asset Protection

TO APPLY www.BurlingtonStores.JOBS

Burlington Stores is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workplace diversity.

HIRING EVENT Interviews & Offers On-The-Spot! Walk-Ins Welcome! Wed. 10/6 and Fri 10/8/21 from 10a to 6p

  • Bring your resume
  • Dress in career attire
  • See Mrs. Torres if you need an outfit to wear and assistance with your resume

2020 Lincoln Hwy. Merrillville, In. 46410

Albanese | Retail Sales Associate | Hobart, IN


  • Excellent interpersonal skills – team player
  • Hard worker who is a self-starter and proactive
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Making decisions and problem solving
  • Must be detailed oriented
  • Must have proficiency in basic math
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for up to 10 hours
  • High School Diploma or in school working towards one

Apply here
Work At Home Customer Experience Representative | DISH

This is a Full Time, Work-From-Home position #remote Average first-year salaries over $30,000 Top first-year agents averaging over $40,000 5% increase to your starting rate upon completing training Tuition reimbursement

Kohls | Seasonal Retail Sales Associate | Portage, IN

At Kohl’s Stores, you’ll belong to a team that accepts everyone, works hard to help each other succeed, and takes the time to celebrate their wins. Why Kohl’s? -Teamwork Culture: Enjoy a culture where we’re all in it together. -Shift Flexibility: Enjoy flexible shifts that fit your busy schedule with availability to work days, nights, and weekends required. We’ll work with you! -Associate Discount: Earn a 15% associate discount plus stackable coupons for all your holiday gift shopping! -Leaders Who Care: Be supported by leaders who know you, listen and help you succeed. -Top National Brands: We carry the top brands you know and love.At Kohl’s Stores, you’ll belong to a team that accepts everyone, works hard to help each other succeed, and takes the time to celebrate their wins.

Apply here

BONUS: Multiple positions are available at each store and every store is hiring including Portage, Merrillville, Portage, Valparaiso, etc.

  • Seasonal Stockroom Operations Associate (Early Morning)

  • Full-Time Loss Prevention Supervisor

  • Seasonal Fulfillment Associate (Early Morning/Overnight)

Customer Service Representative | Merrillville, IN

Start at $625/week base pay with the opportunities to earn bonuses! We are actively seeking energetic and devoted representatives to join our growing company. Job Types: Full-time, Contract Pay: $625.00 - $900.00 per week

Petsmart | Retail Sales Associate | Hobart, IN

Working at PetSmart is not a job, it’s a community of those who work together for the love of pets. As a PetSmart Sales Associate, you aren’t just selling products, you’re helping pet parents find the very best solutions for their pets. With your passion for pets and our education, you’ll become a trusted partner to the families at every stage of their pets’ lives. With so many opportunities under one roof, you'll be sure to find a career path that inspires you.

Apply here

Petco | Seasonal Cashier | Portage, IN

Come work at a place where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!

What you'll do:

  • Provide optimal guest experience services.
  • Assist guests in the proper selection of merchandise in accordance with their identified needs.
  • Demonstrate a high level of interest in the welfare, health, and proper handling of all animals.
  • Perform cashiering duties.
  • Perform related duties in support of the store attaining its assigned sales goal.
  • Ensure merchandise is properly stocked and priced.
  • Adhere to established operational guidelines and store policies and procedures.
  • Evaluate guest inquiries and as needed refers to Guest Experience Leader and/or Leader on Duty.

Apply here

Old Time Pottery | Merrillvile

Ages: 17+

Pay: $10+

Apply by texting jobs to 24103 or IN- PERSON or apply online

GENERAL SUMMARY: Responsible for providing and maintaining exceptional customer service. Processes sales quickly, accurately, and efficiently and performs all cash register duties. Performs other duties, (including pricing and stocking merchandise) as necessary to maximize profitability, while protecting company assets and reducing losses.

Dietary Clerk | St Mary Medical Center | Hobart, IN

PART - TIME Under supervision and in accordance with established procedures and standards, performs a variety of tasks associated with Food & Nutrition services to patients, staff and cafeteria patrons.

Food Service Worker | St Mary Medical Center | Hobart

t. Mary Medical Center · Hospitality and Nutrition Hobart, IN Part-time (Benefit Eligible), Varied Shifts, Varies Hours/Pay Period: 64 / SIGN ON INCENTIVE AVAILABLE

Steak n Shake | Team Member-Starting Pay $13.00/hr. & up! | Full and Part Time | Portage, IN


From $13 an hour

Available shifts

Night shift, Day shift

Job Type




  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid training


We have exciting times ahead! What we sell is an experience. We are looking for passionate people with a fun-loving attitude who provide a hospitable service. We offer flexible schedules on day shift and night shift. We are determined to be the employer of choice, placing employees first. We seek to be the maximum wage employer. We offer various stations to choose from (grill, drive thru, milkshakes, sandwich assembly).

Apply here

Panera | Cashier - Full and Part-time, Hourly | Portage, IN


When you join Panera LLC as a Restaurant Team Member – Cashier, you join in our belief that food should not only taste good but also be good for you. You will be a part of something special where you will have the opportunity to connect with our amazing customers, impact our growing business, and most importantly serve local communities across the country.

Come make a difference with Panera as a Cashier today! This is an opportunity to provide unparalleled customer service to each of our guests, and to explore potential career paths with Panera LLC. Part-time and full-time positions are available.

We’re looking for:

  • Great communication and people skills
  • Foodservice or retail experience preferred, not required
  • Basic food safety understanding and practice
  • Minimum age – 16 years of age

Panera Perks

Enjoy the good stuff:

  • Competitive compensation with opportunity for tips
  • Food discounts
  • Health benefits
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation
  • Development opportunities
  • Nationwide discount program for merchandise and services
  • Education discount

Apply here

Pizza Hut | Team Member | Hobart, IN


The good news is that your training will teach you everything you need to know to succeed on the job. But there are a few skills you should have from the get-go: You’re a fun and friendly person who values customers and takes absolute pride in everything you do. Communication skills are key – you’re not going to be able to text message customers back and forth. In other words, you should be comfortable talking to strangers. You’ve got attitude - the right kind of course - and understand the need to be on time, all the time. With loads of energy, you understand that work is easier – and more fun – with some teamwork. And you’re at least 16 years old.

Apply here

Taco Bell | Team Member | Hobart, IN

Work today...get paid today!

What else is in it for you? A lot! Competitive pay, free meals with every shift, 401(k) with company match, insurance options, flexible scheduling, and development opportunities. We're passionate about you and want you on our team!

As a Team Member, YOU set the tone for the customer experience. You'll feed customers with great-tasting food and provide great service, so our customers keep coming back! Our customers are our number one priority, and if you feel the same way, you are guaranteed to succeed. You're a representation of the brand in everything you do.

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Jimmy Johns | In Shop Crew Member | $10+ | Hobart IN


From $10 an hour

Available shifts

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

Job Type


Full Job Description

Looking for a great job with flexible hours?

Staying locally for college and need to work around your class schedule?

Looking for a part-time job while the kids are in school?

Looking for a job with possible management advancement?

This is the PLACE FOR YOU!

Please stop by to fill out an application and meet the crew!

Apply in person or apply online

McDonalds | Crew Team Member | up to $14.50/hr | Hobart, IN


Up to $14.50 an hour

Available shifts

Weekend availability

Job Type



This job posting is for a position in a restaurant owned and operated by an independent franchisee and not McDonald’s USA. This franchisee owns a license to use McDonald’s logos and food products, for example, when running the restaurant. However, this franchisee is a separate company and a separate employer from McDonald’s USA. If you are hired for the job described in this posting, the franchisee will be your employer, not McDonald’s USA. Only the franchisee is responsible for employment matters at the restaurant, including hiring, firing, discipline, supervisions, staffing, and scheduling employees. McDonald’s USA has no control over employment matters at the restaurant. McDonald’s USA will not receive a copy of your employment application and it will have no involvement in any employment decisions, including whether you receive an interview for the job or whether you are hired.

Apply here

Arby's | Crew Member | Hobart, IN

At Arby's we believe in the importance of flexibility for employers and employees alike, and we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We treat our people with respect and honesty and are committed to providing our employees with a stable, safe and enjoyable work environment so they may realize their greatest potential.

Brand: Arby's
Address: 8150 East Ridge Road Hobart, IN - 46342
Property Description: Ridge Arby's
Property Number: 8835

Apply here

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!

Apply Here

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.

Apply here

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

Apply here

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.

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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

Apply here

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

Apply here

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!

Apply here

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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