Business roundup: R3 Center offering career development workshops
KANNAPOLIS — The R3 Center is offering numerous career development workshops and resumé clinics in July for adults in Rowan and Cabarrus counties. All of the programs are provided free.
“The highlight of the month is a workshop titled ‘Meet the Employer,’ on Wed., July 18,” said Keri Allman, director of the R3 Center. “Express Employment Professionals has partnered with the R3 Center to sponsor this workshop to increase awareness of their services and to help R3 share important hiring information from their business clients.”
Located at 200 West Ave., in Kannapolis, the R3 Center is a career development center established by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College to assist displaced workers, those who are unemployed or under-employed.
“We are committed to a holistic approach of placing people back into work that includes helping them refocus on career goals, increase their skill sets through training, and partnering with business to help job growth. Partnering with Jamie Ottinger, manager and owner of Express Employment Professionals, is another step in creating a more efficient model in serving dislocated workers,” said Allman.
The center’s July schedule of workshops includes:
New Client Launch – Mondays at 2 p.m., on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., on Wednesdays at 11 a.m., and on Thursdays at 11 a.m. in July. New Client Launch is an orientation workshop for persons who have never attended an R3 Center workshop or taken advantage of its other services.
• Identifying Your Career Options — 6 p.m. on July 2; 11 a.m. on July 19 ; and 2 p.m. on July 31;
• Interview Techniques — 9 a.m. on July13; and 2 p.m. on July24;
• It’s Not Who You Know; It’s Who You Meet — 9 a.m. on July 27;
• Stand Out from the Competition — 9 a.m. on July 9; and 6 p.m. on July 30;
• Looking for Work at 50+ — 6 p.m. on July 16; and 9 a.m. on July 10;
• Looking for Work with a Criminal Record — 9 a.m. on July 11;
• Letter Writing for the Job Seeker — 11 a.m. on July 17;
• Online Job Hunting — 11 a.m. on July 5;
• Meet the Employer — 9 a.m. on July 18.
The R3 Center also will offer multiple resume clinics to help job searchers improve their current resume or create a new one from start to finish. Please call to reserve a seat. The resume clinics are scheduled for:
• 9 a.m. on July 3, 17; and
• 11 a.m. on July 12, 23.
For more information about the R3 Center, visit www.rccc.edu/r3center/ or call 704-216-7201.
Senior safety guide seeks to prevent falls, other hazards
CONCORD ? Homewatch CareGivers has created a free “Guide to In-Home Senior Safety.”
Fires pose a major risk to the elderly who are 2.5 times more likely to die in a residential fire than the rest of the U.S. population. Candle fires are a major culprit in addition to open flames, cooking, smoking and heating.
Candle fires alone accounted for over $530 million in property losses in 2005 and 38 percent began in bedrooms.
Falls are the leading cause of death and injury for Americans over age 65, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. More than 35 percent of all seniors ? or about 11 million ? fall each year, resulting in over 12,000 deaths.
“Fifty percent of these seniors lose their mobility after a fall at home,” said Tom Salomon, president of Homewatch CareGivers. “Another 40 percent lose their mobility forever.”
“Evaluating your loved one’s environment needs to be done a regular basis because a senior’s ability to live independently will continue to change as he or she ages. We want to help families maximize safety and independence for their aging loved one. The simple steps in our ‘Guide to In-Home Senior Safety’ can greatly reduce the likelihood of unplanned hospitalizations and enable a healthier, more independent lifestyle for seniors,” Salomon said.
The Census Bureau reports that 7.5 million senior women and 2.6 million senior men live remote from their adult children. Summer gives families the time to vacation and get together with their loved ones, presenting a timely opportunity to assess and prevent threats to a senior’s ability to live independently at home.
Home care services are personalized in two to 24 hour shifts, seven days a week.
Call 704-788-2353 or visit www.homewatchcaregivers.com/concord for information.
Cruse Meats Harvest Facility now openon Rimer Road
Beef cows and pigs can be born in Cabarrus County, live their entire lives here, be processed and sold at local markets and make it onto the dinner table without ever leaving the county.
Secretary of Agriculture Steve Troxler attended the grand opening Thursday of a private/public partnership more than four years in the making: Cruse Meats Harvest Facility, 4700 Rimer Road, Concord.
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