2022 Career Newsletter #5

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.

Are Part-Time Jobs Necessary?

The short answer is yes, every teen can benefit from working a job in high school, or as early as they’re legally allowed to have one. Even before that, having assigned chores around the house, babysitting, dog walking, and tutoring younger children are all great ways to establish work ethics from a young age.

But it’s not just about teaching kids work ethic. Here are a few other reasons a summer, or year-round job, can help teens set up a foundation for future career success:

  • Learn money-management skills, such as saving
  • Get an idea for their future career path and decide what they like (or don’t like) to do
  • Build self-confidence and develop a sense of responsibility
  • Learn basic work skills such as putting together a resume, interviewing, and working with different colleagues

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

Wingstop | Cashier or Cook | Hobart


$10.50 - $11.00 an hour


1619 E 37th Ave, Hobart, IN 46342


- Full-time


  • Employee discount
  • Free meals
  • Flexible schedule

Key Skills/Abilities:

  • Computer literate and comfortable using computerized register (POS) systems.
  • Possess great cash handling skills.
  • Professional, polite, and reliable even when under stress.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and people skills.
  • Must have integrity, honesty, and accountability.

>>Apply Here<<

Crewmember | Marco's Pizza | Hobart

What we offer:

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

Crew Member Qualities:

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

Crew Member Position Overview:

  • Prepare and cook to order pizza and a variety of other foods that require only a short preparation time.
  • May take orders from customers and serve patrons at the counters or tables
  • Maintain sanitation, health and safety standards in work areas
  • Clean food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Operate large-volume cooking equipment
  • Verify food meets quality and quantity expectations
  • Take food and drink orders and receive payment from customers
  • Read food order slips or receive verbal instructions and preparation and cooking of food accordingly
  • Wash, cut, and prepare foods designated for cooking
  • Measure ingredients required for specific food items being prepared
  • Cook the exact number of items ordered by each customer, working on several different orders simultaneously
  • Clean, stock and restock workstations and display cases

>>Apply Here<<

Host/Hostess | Denny's | Lake Station


$10 an hour - Full-time


1401 Ripley St, Lake Station, IN 46405


  • Suggesting new menu items from our limited time offerings.
  • Receiving payment and making correct change.
  • Assisting with beverages like bold, signature or flavored coffees.
  • Cleaning, completing side work, and organizing supplies as needed.
  • Willingly assisting other team members without being asked.
  • Providing total guest satisfaction.
  • Greets and welcomes all customers immediately upon arrival and verifies number in their party. Determines special needs, e.g., high chairs, special menus.
  • Collects payment from customers immediately, in accordance with established cash handling procedures, inquires about food/service satisfaction and handles customer complaints/suggestions appropriately.
  • Seats customers at tables/booths appropriate for their needs and those of the restaurant, and introduces feature of the day.
  • Keeps hostess area stocked and clean, e.g., to-go items and bakery products.
  • Handles incoming telephone calls immediately, and takes to go orders as appropriate.
  • Maintains proper supply of clean menus.
  • Periodically supplies customers with initial beverage suggestions and provides beverage order and refills.
  • Assists service personnel in clearing and setting tables.
  • Resolves complaints as he/she becomes aware of them, notifying the manager of any complaints received.
  • Assists other service personnel as needed.

>>Apply Here<<

Boss Shop Customer Service/Sales Associate | Lake Station

Boss Truck Shops is looking for Customer Service/Sales Associates! New, higher, starting wage! $15.00 to start.

1401 Ripley St, Lake Station, IN 46405

Essential Job Duties/Functions:

  • Greet customers in a prompt, friendly manner.
  • Obtain all purchase orders prior to finalizing repair order.
  • Obtain approval from customers/companies prior to writing repair orders, and when additional work is needed for current repairs or when estimates will be exceeded by more than 10% of the total.
  • Provide accurate estimates and wait times.
  • Identify work required and then write detailed description of work required.
  • Assign work to all technicians within the guidelines of Bosselman.
  • Maintain organizational control of work in progress and work waiting to be done.
  • Complete work orders by providing the necessary customer information, job description, labor, parts used, and any other additional notes.
  • Document all disclaimers on repair orders to avoid warranty claims.
  • Report all unresolved customer complaints to Manager.
  • Ensure completed shop tickets are properly billed and collected after work is performed.
  • Develop communication with customers to identify their needs or concerns, and to sell additional products and/or services.
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of the parts area.
  • Responsible for National Account billing and receivables.
  • Ensure total customer satisfaction and the integrity of Bosselman.
  • Balance and organize shift paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for your cash register shortages.
  • Practice all company safety procedures to ensure a safe environment for employees and customers.
  • Adhere to all Safety Policies.
  • Stay current on all LMS training.
  • Reporting for work in a timely manner when scheduled.

>>Apply Here<<

Customer Service Representative (Work at Home) - Must live in Indiana | Hobart

Teleperformance | Hobart, IN

Job Type {remote}

Benefits of working with TP include:

  • Paid Training
  • Full Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k and more)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee wellness and engagement programs

What We're Looking for

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Be proficient in PC operation and navigation
  • Able to work independently
  • Have excellent communications skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to work in a constantly changing and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to stay composed and objective
  • Strong listening skills

|>>Apply Here<<

Customer Service Associate - Temporary | Walgreens | Hobart

Job Type


Basic Qualifications

  • Must be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking English. (Except in Puerto Rico)
  • Requires willingness to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekend hours
  • Customer Experience
  • Engages customers and patients by greeting them and offering assistance with products and services. Resolves customer issues and answers questions to ensure a positive customer experience.
  • Models and shares customer service best practices with all team members to deliver a distinctive and delightful customer experience, including interpersonal habits (e.g., greeting, eye contact, courtesy, etc.) and Walgreens service traits (e.g., offering help proactively, identifying needs, servicing until satisfied, etc.).

>>Apply Here <<

Cashier | Stracks | Hobart


Cashier activities:

  • Greet customers
  • Scan grocery order
  • Process coupons and collect payment
  • Operate cash register and scanner

Other activities:

  • Assist with facing candy, magazines and non-food items
  • Maintaining area clean and tidy including conveyor belt
  • Other duties as assigned

Summary: As a Cashier, your primary responsibility will include operating a cash register to accurately ring up our customers' grocery orders. You will be responsible for tendering multiple forms of payment while ensuring our customers experience a friendly, efficient checkout process. You will interact with a high-volume of customers in a fast-paced environment ensuring that all of their grocery shopping needs were met. In our Front End Department, your potential to thrive is at your fingertips. As the face of the Company and whether ringing up orders, problem solving or bagging groceries you have an opportunity to interact and leave a positive lasting impression with our valued customers.

>>Apply Here<<

Part-time Cashier | Aldi | $15/hr | Portage

Position Type: Part-Time
Average Hours: Fewer than 30 hours per week
Starting Wage: $15.00 per hour

Duties and Responsibilities:
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation

  • Processes customer purchases, perform general cleaning duties and return misplaced items to the shelves
  • Provide exceptional customer service, assisting customers with their shopping experience
  • Collaborate with team members and communicate clearly to the store management team
  • Provide feedback to management on all products, inventory losses, scanning errors, and general issues
  • Participate in taking store inventory counts according to guidelines and monitoring inventory for accuracy
  • Adheres to cash policies and procedures to minimize losses
  • Complies with all other established company policies and procedures
  • Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to direct leader
  • Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Prior work experience in a retail environment preferred
    • A combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge

    ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

    • 401(k) Plan
    • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • PerkSpot National Employee Discount Program

    In addition, eligible employees are offered:

    • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Voluntary Term Life Insurance

    >> Apply Here <<


    Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provides customer engagement in positive and approachable manner.
    • Assists in maintaining a clean, well-stocked store for customers during their shopping experience.
    • Helps in the unloading of merchandise from delivery trucks, organizes merchandise, and transports merchandise from stockroom to sales floor.
    • Independently stocks shelves and recovers merchandise in the store.
    • Accurately handles customer funds and processes transactions using the POS system.
    • Remains constantly aware of customer activity to ensure a safe and secure shopping environment.
    • Performs all other duties as assigned in order to maintain an effective and profitable store operation.


    1045 W 37th Ave, Hobart, IN 46342

    >>Appy Here<<

    Gamestop | Retail Staff | Portage

    Qualified Game Advisor (Sales Associate) candidates will possess the following:
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Must be at least 18 years old*
    • Fun and enthusiastic personality…desire to interact with customers and provide an incredible customer experience
    • Video game knowledge preferred

    >>Apply Here<<

    Outbound Music Sales! Work from Home, Must live in Indiana | Guitar Center


      • High school or equivalent (Required)

      • Sales Experience: 2 years (Preferred)

      • Day Shift (Preferred)

      • Night Shift (Preferred)

      • Gear Advisor! Work From Home Options Available

        Must live in Indiana or Utah

        Do you love music and have a passion for sales and business development? Do you have a natural inclination to put your customers first and support their needs? Gear Advisors are empowered and responsible for managing all facets of the customer experience through all contact channels chat/email/inbound and outbound phone calls. He/she will be responsible for establishing, servicing, and maintaining a customer base in a fast paced and fun environment. The Gear Advisor is the "face" of our business and expected to provide our customers with the best buying experience possible.

        Evening and weekend shifts available

        Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following:
        * Manage all aspects of customer accounts through multiple contact channels
        * Perform Outbound calling and other revenue generating activities to increase existing revenue and develop
        new revenue
        * Handle inbound sales requests and establish those customers into your revenue stream
        * Manage your book of business accounting for key KPIs including but not limited to net sales, margin %,
        call counts, and warranty coverage sales
        * Grow your customer database and build revenue
        * Offer exceptional service taking advantage of all sales avenues to achieve and exceed goals.
        * Understand and articulate the advantages of our company over the competition.
        * Additional duties as assigned

      • >>APPLY HERE<<

    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

    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.

    Appy Here

    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

    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

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