Wednesday, April 7th
9:00 am – 4:00 PM
1781 W 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47404
AppleTree Staffing will be holding a job fair for our Bloomington clients! On the spot interviews!
We look forward to getting to know you and matching you up with the right career opportunity!
At AppleTree Staffing, we’re not just another “temp” agency. We are a full-service staffing and recruiting team of professionals ready to help you find your next long-term career! Each company that we work with has the desire to hire on full time and we’re here to help you get your application in front of the hiring managers direct!
We’re looking to fill the following positions and MORE:
All shifts available, that are all career placement roles.
SCIHRA invites you to our 2021 Virtual Spring Conference, held on Wednesday, April 14 from 8:30am-12:00pm and featuring Brien Shoemaker, Jackie Gessner, and Colleen Naumovich.
Join Brien Shoemaker, Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Indianapolis District of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as he leads a discussion about the barriers inhibiting equal employment opportunities, providing attendees with recommendations for cultivating a diverse, productive, and harassment-free workplace.
And hear from Jackie Gessner and Colleen Naumovich, Attorneys at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, as they address anticipated regulatory changes in the Biden Administration, highlighting specific initiatives from the Department of Labor. Learn about new regulations pertaining to wages, employee leave protections, workplace safety in the pandemic, and more!
Did you know that having a bank account is a key step to financial independence? And did you know that nearly 22% of people in our community either don't have a bank account or use high-interest products like pay day loans, check cashing, and pawn shops. On average, these individuals spend $1,000/year on fees.
Bank On Bloomington is a community collaboration to help residents access mainstream financial services and education. You can get more information about qualifying accounts at these participating institutions: Chase, Fifth Third Bank, First Financial, IU Credit Union, Old National Bank, and Woodforest National Bank.
Free Bank on Bloomington Financial Literacy Series
We are excited that our free financial literacy series is returning - virtually! The classes will cover banking basics, budgeting, preparing for big purchases, and how to wisely handle credit and debt. Instructors from Fifth-Third Bank, Apprisen, and PNC Bank will teach the classes. RSVP forms for each class can be found below. After filling out the form, you will receive a link to the Zoom session.
TechPoint, a nonprofit, industry-led growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, announced today that it will recognize the City of Bloomington with a prestigious Rising Tech City Award during the 22nd annual Mira Awards gala on Thursday, April 22. The Mira Awards celebrate the outstanding people, companies, and products in Indiana’s tech sector each year.
In recognizing Bloomington, Techpoint cites the city’s “thriving tech culture” that “grows from a deep partnership between The Mill, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation, Indiana University, the City of Bloomington, and Regional Opportunity Initiatives,” among others. The presenter also commends the City’s establishment of the Trades District Certified Tech Park in 2005 and continued investment in its growth, even in the midst of the global pandemic and economic crisis. Since the dedication of the coworking/entrepreneurship nonprofit The Mill in a renovated furniture factory in 2018, the City has continued to promote the tech economy centered at the Trades District. The dynamic start-up and venture capital activity at the Mill (with its 255 individual members and 38 companies), the sale of the Kiln building--which will become a new office and commercial building--and the more recent application for federal funding to develop the Trades District Technology Center, are among additional factors Techpoint noted in Bloomington’s selection for the award.
For Breaking Down the Barriers this year, the Council for Community Accessibility is going to hold a virtual event about virtual events, specifically how to make them more accessible to everyone. It will be Monday, April 26th, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will have three speakers: Brian Richwine, an accessibility expert who works at IU University Information Technology Services, will talk about making virtual events accessible; Holly Elkins, Chair, Legislative Committee, at the Indiana Association of the Deaf, will talk about how to make virtual events more accessible for the deaf; and Ted Boardman, who is the president of the Heartland Association of the American Council of the Blind, will talk about how make virtual events more accessible for people with low vision and the blind. There will be lots of opportunities to talk to them and each other in breakout sessions.
The first 55 people who register will receive a tasty charcuterie board from BloomingBoards to munch on during the event!
Register by Thursday, April 22nd, to receive the charcuterie board. Let us know if you need an accommodation to have the board delivered.
Register at https://tinyurl.com/CCA2021BreakingRegistration.
Numerous infrastructure improvement projects are underway this season to advance community goals, including safety, sustainability, accessibility, equity, economic vitality, and quality of life in Bloomington. Projects are described at the City’s website, and regular public updates offered on a range of these improvements as they progress.
Trades District Garage Opening
The Trades District Garage supporting the city’s newest employment hub and cultural destination will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. Members of the public are invited to attend the event, which will feature remarks by Mayor John Hamilton and other local leaders, tours of the facility, and an opportunity to collaborate in the artwork commissioned for the structure. The ribbon-cutting will be held in keeping with current public health protocols for physical distancing and face covering. Event parking is available in the gravel lot just north of West Tenth Street off Rogers Street.
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has named Kyle Hetrick, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and anatomy & physiology, the recipient of the 2021 President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction. He was selected as the winner among 55 full-time faculty nominees.
Hetrick’s nominations revealed that he went the extra mile and beyond for his students in a year that presented unique challenges for college-level anatomy & physiology (A&P) education.
“The subcommittee was extremely impressed with the quality and volume of nominations that Kyle received for the campus excellence in instruction award,” said Richard Chambers, Ivy Tech Bloomington faculty advisory council president and department chair of social sciences. “It painted a clear picture of an extraordinarily talented and deeply invested instructor that has a passion for teaching and care for the students he serves.”
WHAT: Wake Up! with United Way "Experiencing Homelessness in Bloomington”
WHEN: Thursday, April 8, 2021; 8 - 9 a.m. (series takes place second Thursday of each month)
WHERE: Virtual Event via Zoom
WHO: Co-hosted by United Way and Indiana University's Political and Civic Engagement program. Guest speakers are clients of Beacon, Inc., New Hope for Families, and Wheeler Mission Bloomington who are experiencing homelessness.
DESCRIPTION: Monthly speaker series featuring an enlightening presentation and discussion of timely topics that directly or indirectly affect everyone in the area.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Realty would like to Congratulate their 2020 Award Winners Courtney Mullis, Sherry Bumgarner and Michelle and Donnie Fritch. Courtney and Sherry won Leading Edge Society, Top 10% in the BHHS Network. Donnie and Michelle won Top Team in the Bloomington office.
Ivy Tech Community College has promoted Esthela O’Neill to the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and Student Success at Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. O’Neill was formerly, Director of Admissions. In her new role, she will provide co-leadership of frontline teams, implement new enrollment and retention initiatives, and create external partnerships with local organizations.
“Esthela brings a wealth of knowledge that has enabled her to hit the ground running in support of the work we do for our students and communities,” said Trudy Weddle, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Services and Student Success. “She has always gone above and beyond what is expected in order to ensure that Ivy Tech delivers quality student services for our students.
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