Thursday, February 25, 2010

Free tax preparation

Free tax preparation offered Saturday

Individuals and families earning under $46,000 who have a simple federal tax return can have their taxes prepared for free during Super Tax Refund Saturday, to be held 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Virgil E. Brown Center, 1641 Payne Ave., Cleveland.
Taxpayers must bring the following: IRS W-2 or 1099 form for 2009; valid photo ID; Social Security cards for yourself, spouse and all dependents; childcare expense statement including provider's tax identification number; Form 1099 for any checking/savings; bank account numbers and routing number for direct deposit; and your 2008 tax return if available.
National City/PNC Bank is joining with Cuyahoga Employment & Family Services to offer the event, in celebration of Cleveland Saves Week. For an appointment, dial 2-1-1, First Call for Help.

By Margaret Bernstein, The Plain Dealer
February 24, 2010, 11:53AM

Homeless Stand Dowm 2010


On Sunday, February 28 and Friday, March 5, 2010 Interact Cleveland will be hosting the Homeless Stand Down at the Cleveland Convention Center. In addition to connecting with social service providers, guests of these events can enjoy breakfast and a hot lunch, Health Screenings, haircuts, massages, personal hygiene products, bus passes, winter clothes, and much more.

Each event will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center (500 Lakeside Ave) from 9:30-3p

Sunday, Feb. 28 will be Winter Clothes day
Friday, March 5 will be Health Fair day (Community Voice Mail will also be providing voice mail boxes this day)

**Tell others about these events!**

Monday, February 22, 2010

Job Listing

Title: Election Official Salary: $28,000- $32,000

Reports To: Ballot preparation & Tabulation Manager Department: Ballot Preparation & Tabulation

FUNCTION: Performs tasks relative to the preparation, counting and canvassing of the ballots in accordance with Ohio Revised Code.

visit: http://www.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf/ElectionOfficial_022610.pdf for more details

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Job Listing

Administrative Assistant 
Named the 23rd fastest-growing company in America by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the five best companies to work for in Northeast Ohio by Smart Business magazine, PartsSource is looking for enthusiastic, energetic, committed individuals to join our team. If you’re searching for a team environment that’s modern, upbeat and fun with an organization that truly values your efforts and celebrates your accomplishments, then we are the place for you.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess:
  • Document tailoring, consolidation, and organization (i.e., Presentation documents; Project management documents where information is updated or changes are cascaded across multiple documents; organization of folders and subfolders and tailoring of pricing lists.)
  • Data mining/Reporting (eBusiness reporting, consolidation, management of account/project activities and data gathering for analysis.
  • Calendar/Action Item management (i.e. Entering/updating key dates for department personnel calendars for follow-up.
  • Meeting minutes.
  • Travel coordination.
  • Follow-up on customer requests (marketing, data gathering for corrective actions, reformatting of information provided by customers that is incomplete or does not fit within specified templates).
  • Back-up for Database Maintenance Administrator.
  • Provide the standardized reporting and data-packs for customer meetings.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages as well as more advanced mathematical relationships required to mine and correlate data.
  • Ability to interact frequently with a variety of personnel from Executive to lower level management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office tools (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access) and standard web based research tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral/written), planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to understand and learn specialized software programs.
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
competitive pay, comprehensive health benefits, 401K and paid time off. Company Profile

At PartsSource the answer is YES. When you’re looking for a replacement part for medical equipment the PartsSource promise is a simple one. Either we have it or we’ll find it! Within two hours of your parts request we pledge to call you back with current OEM pricing and a variety of secondary sourced parts options and you choose the best fit for your particular needs. Exchange or outright? New, refurbished or used? The choice is yours! By utilizing our state-of-the-art internal application.

Cleveland's Black History - Jane Edna Hunter

Jane Edna Hunter (1882-1971)

Jane Edna Hunter trained as a nurse before becoming one of the leading settlement house workers and institution-builders in the country. When she arrived in Cleveland in 1905 she could not find decent housing or professional work because of segregation laws and practices. Having no friends or relatives, her first residence turned out to be a place where prostitutes stayed. With the help of other women, she formed the Working Girl’s Home Association, which eventually became known as The Phillis Wheatley Association. The purpose of this voluntary association was to build a safe residence for the homeless, unprotected and working women and girls of the race. The first home was a 23 room facility that opened in 1913.

The demands upon the new home were amazing and its services had to be increased from housing girls and women to providing a cafeteria for them, finding work for newcomers, providing recreational activities for their leisure time and starting clubs and classes, such as those in home economics. A second more expanded facility opened in 1917. Known as the Winona Apartments, this eighty room building was located at East 40th street and central avenue.

Jane Edna Hunter founded the Women's Civic League of Cleveland in 1943. She established the Phillis Wheatley Foundation scholarship fund; the foundation later established the Jane Edna Hunter Scholarship Fund. She held executive offices in the National Association for Colored Women (NACW). In 1937 she was a nominee for the NAACP's Spingarn Medal. She was granted honorary degrees from Fisk University, Allen University in South Carolina, Central State University in Ohio and the Tuskegee Institute. In 1940 she penned her autobiography, A Nickel and a Prayer."

The Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Department of Children and Family Services building at 3955 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland is named in her honor. There is a Jane Edna Hunter Museum at the Phillis Wheatley Center at 4450 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS of a CVM partner

Sheryl Thomas finds a career home in the men's shelter on Lakeside Avenue - the Plain Dealer Highlights a CVM partner.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Dr. Ralph Gardner-Chavis

Ralph Alexander Gardner, hard plastics pioneer and one of the scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project which developed he atomic bomb, was born December 3, 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Vivian Hicks Gardner, a teacher and housewife, and Clarence Chavous Gardner, a musician and government worker. His mother earned a degree from the University of Illinois. While in the eighth and ninth grade, Gardner realized that chemistry was his direction in life. He graduated from John Adams High School in Cleveland. He began college at the Case School of Applied Science in 1939 but grew disillusioned with the treatment he received there. As the only black student in their cooperative program (designed to find work for its students), he found it demeaning to be told that the school’s efforts to find him a job in a hospital kitchen or as a busboy were fruitless. He transferred to the University of California Berkley, then back home, to eventually graduate from the University of Illinois School of Chemistry in 1943. Gardner-Chavis took a research post at the University of Chicago’s Argonne National Laboratory, where he worked under nuclear scientist Dr. Enrico Fermi and radioactivity scientist Dr. Nathan Sugarman. For the next four-and-a-half years, he was employed on classified plutonium research on the Manhattan Project. This highly classified plutonium research was crucial to the United States developing the atomic bomb, which ended World War II in 1945. Gardner was one of more than a dozen black scientists who were involved in research on the atomic project. Those black scientists known to have been involved in the metallurgical laboratories also included Lloyd Albert Quarterman, Edward A. Russell, ModdieTaylor, Harold Delaney, Benjamin Scott, J. Ernest Wilkins, and Jaspar Jefferies. A second group at Columbia University included George Dewitt Turner, Cecil Goldsburg White, Sydney Oliver Thompson, William Jacob Knox, and George Warren Reid, Jr.

Even after holding such a prestigious research position during World War II, Gardner was unable to find academic or professional work after the conflict ended, so he worked as a waiter until 1949. In 1949, he became a research chemist and project leader at the Standard Oil Company in Ohio, where he remained for almost 20 years. Gardner-Chavis completed his graduate studies at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, earning both a master's degree and Ph.D. in chemistry in 1952 and 1959 respectively.  Gardner-Chavis then took a teaching position in Cleveland State University's Chemistry Department, where he remained full-time from 1968 to 1985. He later combined part-time teaching with work in the research lab of Molecular Technology Corp., a private firm where he also served as the Vice President of Research and on the board of directors. Currently, he holds emeritus status in the CSU Chemistry Department, where he continues his research on catalysis and molecular technology, topics on which he has published numerous scholarly articles.

Known throughout most of his life as Ralph Alexander Gardner, he added the "Chavis" surname late in his career in recognition of his relationship to John Chavis; in 1760, the first African American to graduate from Princeton.  Dr. Ralph Gardner-Chavis became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity in 1942 and ICHE in 2001.

Census Jobs

CLEVELAND -- There are still 3,000 temporary jobs available in Cuyahoga County with the 2010 U.S. Census. The census bureau will hold a job fair from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today (Friday) at the Broadway United Methodist Church.

The Broadway United Methodist Church is at 5246 Broadway Avenue in the Slavic Village area.

At the job fair, you will answer questions and take the required confidential, 30-minute test to enter the pool of candidates.

No appointment is necessary, but the bureau prefers that applicants call ahead at its toll-free recruiting number at 1-866-861-2010.

You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old, and have a valid driver's license. Potential employees will undergo background checks.

Census takers work from 20 to 40 hours a week, primarily in their own neighborhoods, during evenings and weekends.

Pay for office jobs starts at $11.50 per hour in Cuyahoga County. Census takers in the field are paid $15.25 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement.

Officials say that the temporary jobs usually last six to 12 weeks, but can be longer.

More information is available and the application process can be started at 2010censusjobs.gov or by calling 1-866-861-2010.

Free Dental Service @ the Free Clinic

MedWorks will join forces with The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland to provide free dental services on Feb. 20 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The free dental collaborative will take place at The Free Clinic, located at 12201 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.

Dental services will be restricted to extractions only.

Appointments will be accepted on a first come, first served basis starting Feb. 16 at (216) 721-4010.

In addition, a limited number of slots will be reserved for walk-ins.

The Free Clinic will also offer HIV testing and seasonal flu shots at the event, and patients will receive referrals and assistance in accessing additional programs and services.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Job Listing

Health Information Services Tech-PRN

Windsor-Laurelwood Hospital
Location: Willoughby
Salary: Salary not Determined
Job Type: PRN
Shift: 1st
Travel: 0%

Date Posted: Feb 4 2010

Job Description
Position Summary
The Health Information Services Technician participates as an integral member of the Health Information Services team by ensuring the quality maintenance of patient information/medical records, within all laws, rules and regulations of federal and state licensing agencies and The Joint Commission standards for the quality of patient care. The Health Information Technician oversees the daily department functions to provide timely, consistent processes.

Education: Graduation from a medical records program or other related field preferred; high school graduate or equivalent required.

At least three (3) years experience in healthcare management/medical records or clerical field preferred.
Additional requirements:
Typing speed of at least 40 wpm preferred. Must be willing to work flexible hours.

Job Listing

Warehouse/Material Handler

Staffing Solutions Enterprises

Location: Brook Park, OH
Salary: Salary not Determined
Job Type: Full-Time
Date Posted: Jan 22 2010

Job Description
Are you an experienced material handler with strong attention to details? One of the premier granite, marble and solid surface countertop companies in Ohio is opening a new showroom and warehouse in the Cleveland area and you have the chance to get in on the ground floor! They are currently looking for 2 Material Handlers for the brand new location which will be opening soon.

The Material Handlers will be responsible for moving large slabs of stone using a forklift, being careful that each piece is secure at all times. You will also ensure customers have a clear, unobstructed entry to the showroom. Will clear ice, snow and debris from entrances, and will check the front door for material to be returned to the outside or the Hold/Sold area. Will also check with the Layout group to determine if any changes have been made to the daily schedule. Will work with the Traceout team to determine what material is needed. Will also be responsible for attaching inventory barcode labels to material. May also help with other needs around the facility (hanging bulletin boards, moving equipment, etc.)

Must be detail oriented with strong experience working with a forklift. Must be able to check in deliveries and be accountable for materials. Good math skills are also important. Some computer skills are preferred. HS Diploma. Must be able to spend time in Columbus for training and be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Pay commensurate with experience and qualifications. Outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick time.

For immediate consideration please email your jwatkins@staffsol.com, or fax to 440-461-5570. You can also call 440-684-7218 x161 with questions.

Homeless to Stand Down

On Sunday, February 7; Sunday, February 28; and Friday, March 5, 2010 Interact Cleveland will be hosting the Homeless Stand Down at the Cleveland Convention Center. In addition to connecting with social service providers, guests of these events can enjoy Breakfast and a hot lunch, Health Screenings, haircuts, massages, personal hygiene products, bus passes, winter clothes, and much more.

Each event will be held at the Cleveland Convention Center
(500 Lakeside Ave) from 9:30-3p

Sunday, Feb. 7 will be Coat and Boot day

Sunday, Feb. 28 will be Winter Clothes day

Friday, March 5 will be Health Fair day
(Community Voice Mail will also be providing voice mail boxes this day)

**Tell others about these events!**