Hope Network opens Career Center for job seekers

Deborah Johnson Wood

A new Career Center developed by Hope Network will introduce job seekers to the company's 150 job positions currently available in behavioral health services and will provide career services to those seeking employment in other industries.

The Career Center, 775 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, can help job seekers improve their interviewing skills, learn how to conduct online job searches for jobs outside of Hope Network, or write a résumé. Hope Network employees can use the center to obtain training and information needed to advance their careers within the company.

Job seekers can use on-site kiosks to apply for Hope Network jobs, can use materials in the on-site career library and can register for workshops such as resume writing and how to apply for jobs online.

"There are so many people in the community that are skilled and qualified and we have jobs we're looking to fill," says Lisa Stevens, vice president of human resources. "People will get a real good feel for Hope Network and the opportunities for career advancement within the company."

Stevens says Hope Network has more than 180 locations in Michigan and 2,100 employees. There are typically 100 jobs open throughout the company. The jobs may include positions in direct care, nursing, psychology, and speech, physical and occupational therapy.

A virtual career center on Hope Network's web site and kiosks at the company's satellite offices allow candidates to apply for Hope Network jobs from anywhere.

"People coming into the Career Center can walk through the whole process or sign up for workshops. And there's always someone available to answer questions," Stevens says.

The Career Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Source: Lisa Stevens, Hope Network; Craig Clark, Clark Communications

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Deborah Johnson Wood is development news editor for Rapid Growth Media. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Development News tips can be sent to [email protected].

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