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What do Administrative Assistants Do? An Office Coordinator’s Story

Administrative Assistant and What does an Office Coordinator Do

Joan from Madmen, Andrew from The Proposal, Andy from The Devil Wears Prada and April from Parks and Rec. What do all of these characters have in common?  Essentially, all of them are an Administrative Assistant or Office Coordinator. They make the coffee runs, schedule meetings, and prep meeting material in order to make their office look amazing for clients and visitors. Granted, most Administrative Assistants do not lead lives like that of the movies; however, we are pretty remarkable and we know how to get it done without missing a beat. Administrative Assistant Roles: Reality vs. The Movies Movies and T.V. shows do romanticize office life a lot. I dare say that not most of us grow up saying, “I want to be an Adminstrative...

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In The Works Podcast: Trends in CR Workforce

In the Works - a Coproduction of Newsradio WMT and Corridor Careers/The Gazette of Cedar Rapids Iowa

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. Trends, Skills, and Career-Readiness, Oh My! Liz and Doug chat about trends in Eastern Iowa Workforce, and career resources for job seekers, including parents and high-school students. http://blog.corridorcareers.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Career-Resources.mp3 Iowa Ideas Conference Preview Elizabeth Kimmel and Michael Chevy Castranova preview our upcoming signature conference: Iowa Ideas – get tickets today. Barriers to Employment: Special Populations Eastern Iowa’s Trucking...

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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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“Play Baby Shark!” Voice Search with Corridor Careers

Alexa Skill For Corridor Careers - Play Corridor Careers!

By now, you may have seen the viral video of an adorable 2-year-old pleading with Alexa to “play baby sherk.” She was persistent in her ask, but Alexa could not understand what she wanted until Mom stepped in and said the magic words for her. A human knew exactly how to handle the voice request, while Alexa still has some growing up to do of her own. Still, it’s hard to deny Alexa’s growing popularity. According to TechCrunch, over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices have been sold as of January 4, 2019. With over 40,000 skills available, that’s a lot of chatter. Adding Corridor Careers to Alexa Recently, Corridor Careers released an updated version of our own Alexa skill that includes voice search. You can’t ask for jobs out of the box,...

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Iowa City Jobs: Healthcare

Iowa-City-Healthcare-Jobs

According to US News and World Reports, Iowa ranks highly for its superior Infrastructure (#1), excellent Education (#5), and world-class Healthcare (#3) . As a result, Iowa claimed the top spot in their “Best States” rankings for 2018. Iowa City stands out as a state leader in healthcare. Consequently there are always healthcare jobs in Iowa City that need skilled workers. However, you don’t have to be a doctor or a nurse to work in this industry! With a growing need for other skilled and labor positions, finding employment in Iowa City is as easy as finding the right employer. Here are a handful of the industry leaders for employment in the Iowa City metro area: Quality Hospitals in Iowa City University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics...

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