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How to Find a Green Job:

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Along these lines almost every state has state-operated psychiatric hospitals and / or developmental centers. They both require "aide"-type positions which require little if any education beyond a high school diploma. What they DO require is a caring, patient heart.

If you think this might be for you, check with your state's civil service commission for more details re: taking civil service test, etc.

Typically state civil service offers significantly improved health care and other benefits.

Don

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4/3/09 8:07 A

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Remember, health care organizations have non-clinical positions available as well as clinical positions, so don't bypass looking at health care for a potential career opportunity, just because you don't have medical training.

Hospitals need security officers, receptionists, file clerks, film librarians and library techs, social workers, patient advocates, phone operators, marketing and PR experts, HR personnel, transporters, cafeteria workers, customer support personnel, maintenance staff, IT support...everything any large corporation requires to operate.

If you haven't searched your local health care organization's website for non-clinical job listings, take a look today. Below, I've pasted in links to several nationwide, searchable databases.

Health Care Jobs, includes a list of recommended websites for searching health care jobs and posting resumes (Nationwide): healthcarejobs.org/jobs.htm

Empowering Health Jobs, offers a searchable database that pulls job listings from around the country using a broad base of clinical occupational search words (e.g. EKG Tech., Phlebotomist, Recreational Therapist, etc.): www.empoweringhealthjobs.com/

Health Care Career Web (Nationwide): www.healthcareerweb.com/

Healthcare Source (Nationwide): www.healthcaresource.com/index.php

Veteran's Health Administration Careers (Nationwide): www.vacareers.va.gov/

Quintessential Careers includes a job search function for health care, pharmaceuticals and social work, and it offers a long list of web links to other search sites: www.quintcareers.com/healthcare_jobs
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Yep, that would be me. Sometimes it only takes a few well chosen words. Sent this thread info on to a niece whose husband is laid off in Canada. I will be working on looking up all those sites today.

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I enjoy trying to help people. I hope others jump in to share info, too! emoticon

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What a compendium, Warbler!

Don

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Thank you both for this wealth of information. Connie

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Hannaford Supermarkets (career link at top of page): www.hannaford.com/

Shaws Supermarkets (career link in bold at bottom of page): www.shaws.com/

Piggly Wiggly (enter zip code on home page to find local store and career openings): www.pigglywiggly.com/

Costco (employment opportunities links at the very bottom of the homepage): www.costco.com/

Bottom Dollar (career link at bottom of home page): www.bottomdollarfood.com/

Food Lion (career link at top of home page): www.foodlion.com/

Harveys Supermarket (employment link in top nav bar): www.harveys-supermarkets.com/

Sweetbay Supermarket (careers link at bottom of home page): www.sweetbaysupermarket.com/

Safeway (careers link at bottom of home page under company info): www.safeway.com/

Kroger: company websites currently under revision and unavailable. Check your local area.

Supervalu (careers link at bottom of home page): www.supervalu.com/

Whole Foods Market (careers links at bottom of home page): www.wholefoodsmarket.com/

If you want to look for other national chains that have stores in your region, enter the store name in a search engine then look for links that say "careers" or "employment opportunities."

I found the above sites by going to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarkets_i
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then searching each chain name in Google.

And the reason I'm doing this is that, like volunteering, it gives me a feeling of worth at a difficult time in my life. It's like volunteering without leaving home.

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Great idea!

For those living in or near New York, here is a link to get on the New York State Civil Service list to receive e-mail notifications of any civil service exams / openings:

www.cs.state.ny.us/announ/emaillist.
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I thought maybe folks might like to share some of their tips for job hunting? Since we're from all over, it's not like we're competing head-to-head for the same jobs, but maybe each of us can point to some resources or strategies other folks can use?

My tip: I've identified 13 websites that post job listings that I visit daily. I created a special Favorites folder in my browser and loaded all the site links in that folder. Each morning, I go to the folder and check each site, one by one, for the most recent listings.

I've found that the websites I access are updated overnight and by noon each day, so it pays to check twice a day.

Some of the websites I've found during my job-hunting research (all US-based), are listed below. Some are nationally based and other are regional. The great thing is you can search some of these national job databases by state and sometimes even within the radius of a specific zip code.

www.americasjobexchange.com/
www.careeronestop.org/
www.usworkforce.org/
www.servicelocator.org/
www.usajobs.gov/
mainejobs.mainetoday.com/
www.job-search-engine.com/
www.martinspoint.org/
www.flipdog.com/
www.simplyhired.com/
www.job-hunt.org/
online.onetcenter.org/
www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs/index.h
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careers.emh.org/default.aspx

Search online for HR pages for major companies in your area like hospitals, schools, colleges and universities, municipal and state job sites.

And good luck to all of us!

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