Resources available for students seeking work

May 30, 2014 Latest Print Print
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OCCC students seeking summer employment might consider contacting the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department as well as some local staffing agencies around the area.

Spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department Jennifer McClintock said they are still hiring for several part-time positions.

“We’re still looking for [pool] cashiers, we’re still looking for recreation leaders for our ‘Play in the Park’ program, and we are actually still looking for people who can facilitate and help out with some of our landscape maintenance throughout the summer,” McClintock said.

“The lowest paying job [starts] at $7.25 an hour,” she said. “And depending on what they’re looking for … and depending on their qualifications in the recreation division, it’s anywhere from $7.25 to $9.25 an hour.

“For our maintenance workers … it’s usually anywhere from $7.25 to maybe $13 an hour, but a lot of that is dependent upon having certain types of driver’s licenses, technical licenses, chemical licenses and things like that,” she said.

McClintock said those interested can visit www.okc.gov/jobs and click the Parks and Recreation tab to see their current job listings. Staffing Manager Melanie Loynd of Wegener Human Resource Group, located at 5100 N Brookline Ave, #300, in Oklahoma City, said the firm specializes in finding both part-time and full-time positions.

“We work with individuals on [temporary] and temp-to-hire positions,” Loynd said. “Anywhere from general and clerical [positions] to professional, technical, and IT [positions].

“We do staff people for part-time positions … if a company has something that they’re looking for strictly part time,” she said.

Loynd said the Wegener Human Resource Group staffs positions varying from data entry jobs to professional marketing jobs. She said the pay rate is $10 and up.

“Basically, it’s whatever the client needs,” Loynd said.

“If they have a need for somebody that can work part-time … as individuals are on vacation or maybe out on maternity leave … that’s what we do.”

Loynd said those considering Wegener Human Resource Group can visit http://wegenergroup.com/job-listings/unsolicited to see current avaialble jobs and submit a résumé.

“They need to email their résumé to us,” Loynd said.

“ … If they’re looking specifically for part-time … [the résumé] needs to state on there that they want part-time, and what days and hours they’re available.”

Those with field experience seeking permanent positions might consider specialized staffing firms.

Adam Hughes, recruiter and advertising specialist for ResourceMFG, located at 4334 NW Expressway, Suite 187, in Oklahoma City, said the firm specializes in finding full-time positions.

“All of our positions are within the four walls of manufacturing and distribution,” Hughes said.

“ … They’re going to want somebody who wants a long-term position within the company,” he said.

Hughes said the top five positions filled at ResourceMFG are general warehouse employees, which consists of order-pullers, forklift drivers, mechanical assemblers, welders and machinists.

“Considering we are specialized and only do long-term positions, all of our positions that we have require that the candidate must have six months of recent experience within that field within the past year to two years,” Hughes said.

“None of our positions are entry level,” he said. “We don’t have any [positions] lower than $9 an hour and, depending on experience, it goes up from there.”

Hughes said those considering ResourceMFG can visit www.resourcemfg.com for additional information.

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