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The Brattleboro Housing Partnerships has an immediate opening for a Property Manager

PROPERTY MANAGER
Brattleboro Housing Partnerships
An exciting opportunity to join our staff as Property Manager with responsibility for 2 family housing
neighborhoods and 1 elderly and non-elderly disabled neighborhood. The successful candidate will
have excellent skills and abilities in: interpersonal relations; property management; verbal and
written communication; work organization; computer competency; and compliance and enforcement.
Candidates should be able to have a demonstrated record of ability to work independently and as a
member of a team. Experience in property management, assisted housing or working with low
income individuals is highly desirable but not essential. Candidates must have a High School Diploma
and at least 4 years of progressively responsible transferable experience and a valid driver’s license.
Starting salary $35,000, greater based on qualifications. Send resumes to
bhp@brattleborohousing.org or BHP, P.O. Box 2275, Brattleboro, VT 05303. Closing date is July 28,
2017. Position open immediately.

DEALERPOLICY Insurance is offering an Eight Week no-cost Training & Education Program

DealerPolicy is looking for Vermont career-seekers to join its rapidly growing Insurance Associate team. Funds from Vermont’s Department of Labor and the Department of Economic Development will be used to sponsor selected Vermonters in an eight-week no-cost training and education program. No prior insurance, sales, or business services experience is required. Applicants must have High School Diploma or GED. All graduates of the program will start earning $15 per hour with full benefits as Insurance Associate apprentices with DealerPolicy. After completion of a one year apprenticeship, potential earnings can increase to $17 per hour, with the potential to earn commission in addition to hourly pay. To learn more and participate, please apply online by visiting www.vthitec.org. For additional questions, please call (802)872-0660.

Free Solar Installation Technician Training

The Vermont Department of Labor’s Springfield Career Resource Center will be hosting Sundeavor, in collaboration with the Sustainable Valley Group, Sevca, and the Windham Windsor Housing Trust interviews for individuals interested in learning the Solar Panel installation trade. Interviews for free solar Installation Technician training will be held on Monday, July 31st at 56 Main Street, Springfield, VT from 9:00am to 12:00noon. If you have any questions, contact the Springfield Career Resource Center at 802-885-2167.

New Vermont JobLink User Requirements

Soon Vermont JobLink will require a working email address to uniquely identify you with your account for security purposes. You will also be able to use your email address to reset your password and opt into notifications that will enhance your job search.

Please prepare for these upcoming changes by reviewing your contact information now. Click My Profile in your main menu, then click Edit Contact Information. If you have already provided an email address, please ensure you can access it and that it is not shared with any other Vermont JobLink users (such as a spouse or other family member). If you have not provided an email address, please do so. After making any changes, click Save on the Contact Information page.

If you need to set up an email account, here are the links to a few of the free email providers:
Gmail
Outlook
LYCOS Mail
mail.com
YAHOO!

Vermont Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.2 percent in June

The Vermont Department of Labor announced today that the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for June was 3.2 percent. This reflects no change from the revised May rate (3.2 percent). The national rate in June was 4.4 percent. As of the prior month’s preliminary data, the Burlington-South Burlington Metropolitan NECTA was tied for the ninth lowest unemployment rate in the country for all metropolitan areas at 2.3 percent (not-seasonally-adjusted). Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for the seventh lowest in the country for the same time period.

Vermont Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.2 percent in June

Call center established, free credit monitoring

Friday, March 24, 2017

Vermont JobLink Update:
Vendor Establishes Call Center
One Year of Free Credit Monitoring Available

America’s Joblink Alliance has contracted with EPIQ Systems to provide a call center to answer questions, and address concerns from individuals identified as the affected group in this data breach.

EPIQ Systems will be open for business today at 3 PM EDT until 9 PM EDT. Normal call centers hours will be Monday – Friday 9 AM to 9 PM until the issues are considered resolved. The CALL CENTER NUMBER IS 1-844-469-3939.

Any individual who included their email address when signing up for Vermont JobLink services will receive a separate notice within 3 to 7 work days formally confirming their inclusion in this class, and providing an activation key for free credit monitoring for a 12 month period.

Once those notification emails are out, any individual who feels they belong in this class, but did not receive a formal notice, can be validated to the class by calling the center and once validated, they will receive the same credit monitoring offer.

Additional information will continue to be posted to this site until all issues are resolved.

If you feel that your identity information has already been used unlawfully, please contact the Vermont Attorney General’s Office now at 1-800-649-2424.

 

Tuesday, March 21: Vermont Department of Labor Details Data Security Breach at Third Party Vendor [PDF]

Wednesday, March 22: America’s Joblink Alliance has provided a list of Frequently Asked Questions [PDF] pertaining to this breach.

Learn more about Vermont’s New Earned Sick Time Law

As of January 1, 2017, most Vermont employers will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The Vermont Department of Labor is charged with enforcing the new law. Below you will find the mandatory workplace poster. For a copy of the new poster, click here. You will also find a series of “Frequently Asked Questions”. For a copy of the “Frequently Asked Questions” click here.

There is also a link to the Vermont Department of Labor’s “Final Rule”. For a copy of the “Final Earned Sick Time Rule” click here. To view the Act passed by the Vermont Legislators, click here. If you have questions about the new law, please call 802-828-4281.

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Vermont’s Statewide 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections

The Vermont Department of Labor announces the release of the 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections, showing future employment growth in over 500 occupations. Also included in the release is the Median Wage Rate and the typical Education, Work Experience and On-The-Job Training needed for each occupation.

Long Term Projections provide a general guide for the direction and relative strength of occupational demand and assist the educational community, workforce development specialists, and individuals exploring careers to plan for the future and identify occupations that will show promise in the number of annual openings and good incomes over the long run.

For more information visit Occupational Projections and or download the 2014-2024 Long Term Occupational Projections – Statewide [XLS] report.