Be Career Ready Too! | Newsletter 5

College and Career Ready Students One Brick at a Time!

From the Desk of Valentine Torres

We continue to assist students with goal setting and for many of them they aspire to obtain employment. I love that students will share with me that its experience they are in search for, more then money. At Hobart High School we are here to assist, let us know how we can help you and your young adult student.


Ms. Torres

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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

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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* Red Robin | Line Cooks | Valparaiso

Line Cooks starting at $12 per hour!

Red Robin isn’t your typical burger restaurant. We’re a team filled with unbridled energy, magnetic personalities, and a passion for having fun!

We also have a passion for developing our Team Members! Did you know over 40% of our Managers were Team Members at one time? Many of these individuals are now General Managers, Regional Directors and Corporate Leaders!

Hiring Immediately:

Line Cooks (Chefs / Kitchen Prep / Kitchen Team Members)

*NEW* Wetzels Pretzels | Team Member/Cashier/Prep/Baker | Hobart, IN


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • bakery: 1 year (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)

Additional Compensation:

  • Tips
  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • One location

Working days:

  • Tuesday
  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

*NEW* Lil Coffee Cabin | Barista and Cashier | Hobart, IN

$9 an hour

Urgently hiring

Newly opened cafe with drive-thru. 2 full time positions available! Must be able to work Saturday and Sunday shifts between 8am-5pm in addition to 3 weekday shifts 12pm-7pm. Previous barista and/or bartender experience a plus but not required, will train. Looking for high energy, reliable individuals to join our team! Openings and training opportunities available immediately!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $9.00 /hour

Additional Compensation:

  • Tips
  • Store Discounts

Work Location:

  • One location

Tip income:

  • Yes

Pay Frequency:

  • Bi weekly or Twice monthly

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction

This Job Is:

  • Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

*NEW" Subway | Hobart, IN

$8.75 an hour - Part-time

Imagine being part of a great team at a locally owned restaurant. Each day we make sandwiches, provide great guest service, and clean the restaurant.

Our team members receive quarterly raises, and we often promote from within.

Location: 1403 South Lake Park Avenue, Hobart, IN, 46342

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $8.75 /hour

*NEW* Steak 'n Shake |Open Interviews 2/4/2020

(Hiring Cooks, Drive Thru Operators and Servers)

Urgently hiring


TUESDAY February 4th!


NOW HIRING Full & Part-time Team Members @ Steak n Shake in Merrillville, IN

  • Grill cooks
  • Line Cooks
  • Expo (dressing sandwiches)
  • Shake Makers
  • Drive Thru
  • Servers

For 85 years Steak 'n Shake has delighted our loyal customers with the country’s best, freshest, and tastiest quick-serve dishes. As we continue to lead and dominate the premium burger and milkshake segment of the restaurant industry we are looking for people like you.

We are seeking TEAM oriented and PEOPLE focused team members to add to our staff.

  • Must be highly dependable and committed to working to serve teammates and guests exceptionally well
  • Great attitude required
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced environment
  • Growth opportunities/advancement available for those interested



Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

*NEW* 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:

Team Member | Taco Bell | Hobart, IN

"Start with us, stay with us"



Your Responsibilities

People First:

  • Has a positive, upbeat attitude and makes new people feel welcome
  • Demonstrate teamwork by helping fellow team members without being asked
  • Bring any concerns to the managers attention
  • Take feedback and respond well to the managers’ coaching and support

Guest Focus:

  • Greet every guest with positive interactions
  • Role models of Premier guest satisfaction
  • Show passion for the guests
  • Know how to handle guest complaints

Premier Operations:

  • Comes to work neat, clean, properly groomed, always wearing the correct hat, apron, pants and slip resistant shoes
  • Follows all safety, food safety and cash procedures
  • Reports to work on-time and for scheduled shifts
  • Delivers quality food to guests within speed guidelines

Hobart: Ridge Rd Location:

Hobart: 61st Ave Location:

Team Member | White Castle | Hobart

Team member

White Castle is now seeking friendly, fun and energetic Team Members to help them create not only steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions Sliders, but also memorable moments for the most loyal customer base around!

We don’t require any experience – we just need outgoing, positive, and energetic people who want to work alongside our awesome team! Successful Team Members are high energy, hardworking and eager to create memorable moments for every guest, every day. The day-to-day responsibilities will include customer service, working the cash register and drive-thru, preparing orders, maintaining sanitation, working the fryer/griddle, and more! You are essential to the day-to-day operations and making sure that our customers leave happy and satisfied.

At White Castle, we’re about more than just Sliders. We’re about making memories, and about maintaining our Values. We expect our team to demonstrate our values daily: to be Responsive, Customer Focused, Hungry, Healthy & Energetic, Humble and Accountable. Working at White Castle gets you behind-the-scenes intel on a pop culture staple with a cult-like following—being part of our 96-year legacy is truly a unique experience! Here’s your chance to help guide the team that keeps our Cravers coming back for more.

Benefits of working at White Castle include:

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

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