If you have been looking for a job, you may not believe a recent story that claims “Job openings in the US economy jumped to a record high in January, and hiring rates suggest that businesses are having difficulty filling open positions.”
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released results of a monthly Survey Friday that showed that job openings in the economy rose to 6.3 million in January. That number is an increase of 645,000 from December’s levels. It also is the highest number of job openings in the economy since 2000.
If you want to work in Oak Lawn, some Oak Lawn employers are looking to hire. Here are some of the job openings in Oak Lawn.
Advocate Christ Hospital has 78 job openings including one for an electrician.
The job requirements include: High school graduate or equivalent plus trade school or apprenticeship training Three years maintaining, repairing, troubleshooting and installing electrical/mechanical equipment and systems and associated equipment in a medical center, large campus or industrial setting. Ability to operate, maintain and troubleshoot electrical systems from low voltage to 4160 Volt systems, emergency generators and transfer switches, the electrical side of all building equipment and controls. Current State of Illinois drivers license
You will be required to work any shift including weekends and holidays. The hospital rquires that you have an ability to work in a fast~paced environment with physical demands often in confined spaces, extreme heat or in temperature variations. You are required to have an understanding and knowledge of electrical hazards related to job activities, an ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance and to be able to perform necessary operations throughout the hospital to assure the reliable functioning of electrical distribution, fire alarm and suppression systems and medical air, vacuum and gas systems to provide a healthy and safe environment for patients, visitors, and employees under the general supervision of the Lead Electrician or Manager. You can apply on the Advocate Website.
The Village of Oak Lawn doesn’t have many jobs available but the Village of Oak Lawn is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full-time union position of Police Detention Aide.
General Statement of Duties: Processes all incoming prisoners. Fingerprints, photographs and searches prisoners upon initial entry to Police station. Responsible for the general well-being of prisoners while in custody. Performs clerical duties to support the daily business activities of the Public Safety Center.
Examples of Work (Illustrative Only): Accurately complete reports related to arrest of individuals or groups of individuals. Accept/record payment of bond monies and fines. Notifies shift supervisor of prisoners in custody, release of prisoners and of any unusual occurrence in lock-up including providing written reports to Senior Detention Aide. Regularly checks the well-being of persons in custody and keeps detailed logs of findings. Maintain arrest lock-up books, time check logs on prisoners and cell watch. Searches prisoners and inventories subject’s property and secures same. Other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge and Skills: Good working knowledge of Criminal law and procedures. Must be able to deal with all types of people and remain composed at all times. Knowledge of camera and fingerprinting skills a benefit; computer skills are required. Maintain confidentiality at all times. Must be in good physical condition and able to speak, read and write the English language. Must pass a new hire physical and background check; be 21 years of age or older; have a high school degree or equivalent; be a U.S. citizen.
Starting salary of $38,784, plus benefits. If you want to apply for this job, you should send a resmue and cover letter only to: Village of Oak Lawn, Attn: Human Resources, 9446 S. Raymond Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453; firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships are also a great way to build a resume. The Oak Lawn Park District is offering a Marketing & Public Relations internship for a qualified individual.
The job is for qualified students with a Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations Major or Minor. The Marketing & Public Relations Intern will assist the Communications Department, and more specifically, the Marketing & Public Relations Supervisor with everyday communications.
Duties and Responsibilities for the job include:
Take pictures of programs, events, facilities, parks
Develop promotional materials such as press release, signs, coupons, flyers, banners, e-mail blasts, pamphlets, slideshows, videos, website, etc
Assist with obtaining sponsors/donors/advertisers
Measure marketing efforts through surveys and focus groups
Maintain social media presence and develop Park District presence on other social networks
Research parks and recreation trends
Order promotional items
Attend community meetings and events
Plan and implement special events and exhibitions
Help maintain a positive image of the Park District to the community
Other general office duties
Must have knowledge of Adobe Suite; Photoshop, InDesign
Must have knowledge of Microsoft office; Word, Powerpoint
Must know how to work on a Mac and/or PC, operate a camera, smartphone and camcorder