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In The Works Podcast: Trends in CR Workforce

In The Works Radio Segment with Corridor Careers AM600 WMT Newsradio

In The Works is a radio segment series in partnership with local AM600 WMT Newsradio.  Doug Wagner, our host, & Liz Kennedy, Corridor Careers, talk with area experts on the topic of workforce trends and information for both job seekers and employers. Barriers to Employment: Special Populations Eastern Iowa’s Trucking Industry is Looking to be More Diverse The Details Behind Contract Work in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Career Fairs: Still a Thing?

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Manufacturing and Industrial Opportunities

manufacturing jobs cedar rapids

Cedar Rapids and Iowa City have a long history of manufacturing and industrial jobs energized by a strong base of employers in the manufacturing sector. Currently, the industry is poised to transform into a technology-enabled, 4.0 revolution. Manufacturing Employers Near Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids has lots of manufacturing jobs in the area with many large and mid size employers.  Whirlpool in Amana has over 2,500 workers and is expected to grow in the coming years.  Proctor & Gamble in Iowa City has over 1,000 workers, while Quaker Oats and General Mills have over 500 employees each. Other employers in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City include ADM, International Paper, Cargill, PMX, Ingredion, Kraft-Heinz, Lesaffre, and Treehouse. Job Titles...

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Save Time- Attend Our Spring Career Fair


Over 40 employers will be at our Spring Career Fair and you don’t want to miss it. Corridor Career Fair Thursday, April 18 at 3:30PM Cedar Rapids Marriott   1200 Collins Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 Get Registered Today! Attending Employers ACP, Inc. (Manufacturing & Industrial, Warehousing) CHEP (Warehousing) Cobham (Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial) Cottage Grove Place (Childcare & Personal Care, Nursing) DES Employment Group Discovery Living Inc. (Human Services & Non-Profit) FBG Service Corporation GoDaddy (Customer Service, Sales) Goodwill Industries GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (Accounting, Customer Service) Hiawatha Care Center hibu (Technology, Sales) Hills Bank and Trust...

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5 Career Fair Questions You Should Ask

Cedar Rapids Job Fair October 25th, 2018

Visiting a Career Fair isn’t the same as an interview, but it does give you one on one time with employers and recruiters.  It pays to be ready to answer the typical interview questions and gives you a chance to practice your skills. 5 Questions you should ask: Don’t forget you need to ask Employers questions to. Here’s a few good ones. How would you describe the company culture? What are the biggest challenges of this job? What do you like most about your job? What skills do you look for in a candidate for this position? What’s a typical career path for this position? 5 Questions you should be ready to answer: Here are a few you should know a quick answer to. And they’ll be the first you’ll answer in an interview as well. Tell me...

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