Writing Scholarship for Veterans

The LWC Baker Veteran Scholarship
SCHOLARSHIP details: Applicant must be a veteran of the armed services, and not have a book in publication but should be generating work with the intent of being published in established literary magazines and/or have other awards of merit. The goal of this scholarship is to give an underserved population the opportunity to have close mentoring relationships with professional writers and editors. This scholarship covers full tuition (all events, readings, workshops, etc. are covered for scholar) for the conference and offers steep discount for the superb housing we have at Seaside (scholars pay a lodging fee of $200 total for the full conference). This is our sixth year, and we are proud to have offered financial aid (we have both fellowships (for those with one book or more) and scholarships for five years!

GENRE: Open

DEADLINE: January 10, 2019

CONFERENCE DATES: May 11-19, 2019

TO SUBMIT: https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/longleaf-writers-conference-registration/

FOR DETAILS:  https://www.artweeksouthwalton.com/2018-longleaf-visiting-writers-faculty-agents-editors-and-guests/

The Longleaf Writers Conference is an annual gathering of creative writers from all over the nation and features award-winning writers in poetry and fiction and creative nonfiction who will offer a full week of intensive writing workshops, one day seminars, lectures, readings, and social events.  The conference offers the opportunity for all writers to celebrate writing, to network with other writers, make new literary friends, and to hone their crafton one of the most beautiful beaches in the US.  web:https://www.longleafwritersconference.com  

Please note: Travel stipends and meals are not included at this time for fellows and scholars but most activities and events have some food and drink available.·Fellows and scholars will benefit from a special reading, direct work with faculty, and other specific duties that allow them access to our faculty and visiting writers.

For more info: contact Seth Tucker at longleafwritersconference@gmail.comor303-868-3873

The Gender Wage Gap Is Worse Than We Thought – But Fixable

New research shows that the reality of today’s wage gap is more complicated than the figure often bandied about in Washington—“80 cents to a man’s dollar.” In fact, the gap might actually be much worse, yet much simpler to fix, than we assume.

According to a new analysis of historical wage data by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), the oft-cited 20 percent gap, which focuses on short-term earnings, misses the context of women’s lives. When mapped over 15-year periods, the long-term gender earnings gap might widen to as much as 50 percent.

full article here

5 Reasons Veterans Leave Civilian Jobs

As companies recognize the benefits of hiring military veterans, the question often arises: Will they stay? Replacing an employee who is also a veteran is costly (as with any employee) and often emotional (I feel bad for not retaining someone who served our country).

When it comes to military veteran employees, employers can do more to increase the support network, open communications channels, and demonstrate leadership aligned with values to positively impact retention.

Read full article here

UPS Job Recruitment Event, November 9, 2018

Workshop November 5, at 11:30 am

Initial Interview Nov 9, 2018 at 11:00am

UPS is looking for:

• Package Handler—Part Time $13.25/hr

• Part time job with full time benefits

• 17-25 hrs per week Full healthcare benefits Paid holidays

Bring: your ID and Social Security Card

Must be registered:  on Caljobs at www.caljobs.ca.gov

Location: 1255 S. Central Ave., Glendale, CA 91204 Mon—Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 818-409-0476 TTY: 818-548-3857 Fax: 818-409-0496

Click here for information flyer

LA Conservation Corp Career and College Fair, Los Angeles, Nov. 2, 2018

LA Job Corp Job Fair Nov 2, 2018 posterCome learn about opportunities to build upon your education and career goals

The Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LA Corps) is hosting a College & Career Fair on Friday, November 2, 2018 for teens and young adults in Los Angeles.

The event is free, open to the public, and complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees.

Attendees will meet college contacts and prospective employers and will have the chance to win a free Apple iPad!

Fri, November 2, 2018, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Location:  The Goodwill Center of Southern California, 3150 North San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90065

Click here to visit site for details and to rsvp

Women Vets on Point – Mental Health Support for Women Veterans in Southern California

If you are a woman veteran in Los Angeles and are feeling lost or worried about your mental health, you are not alone. Connect with Women Vets on Point today.

Women Vets on Point is an independent, not-for-profit program designed and informed by women veterans for women veterans in order to address critical needs and barriers to mental health care after military service. The program is funded by a consortium of Southern California foundations and brings together a team of program developers, service providers, and researchers from Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and the United States Veterans Initiative (U.S.VETS).

Women Vets on Point Website

Domestic Violence Community Forum & Candlelight Vigil, October 11, 2018

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On Behalf of the Glendale Commission on the Status of Women: Join us for a Domestic Violence Community Forum & Candlelight Vigil

When: October 11, at 6pm

Location: Glendale Central Library

6:00 Reception

6:30 Program

Presentation of Domestic Violence Community Survey

Panel Discussion, moderated by Assemblymember Laura Friedman – including experts from YWCA Glendale, Glendale Police Department, Glendale Unified School District and Armenian Council of America

Questions and Answers

Candlelight Vigil

Click here to see flyer

Los Angeles Needs 2 Bilingual Outreach Specialists

City of L.A. is currently looking to fill two positions for Bilingual Outreach Specialists for any of the two languages listed on the flyer. These would be field folks that do from administrative tasks, communication with organizations via phone, email, etc. to staffing events in the community (set up/break down) to doing presentations to small and large groups. Most of the work is performed in English, the language is for official language translation review.

Must be available to work weekends. Only qualified candidates.

No phone calls please.

Download Details on this flyer

 

 

U.S. Census Bureau in Hiring for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting workers for temporary jobs available in California, Washington, Oregon and Alaska starting this month in advance of the 2020 Census Hiring events will kick off at local job centers in October.

The census website is now accepting applications for area census office managers, field supervisors, census takers and clerks in Anchorage, Alaska; Salem, Ore.; Seattle, Wash.; and Bakersfield, Oakland, Riverside and Van Nuys, Calif.

Click here to go to Census Hiring Website.

Voices in Action Community Forums

Join the discussion on important employment issues that affect your community

The Verdugo Workforce Development Board wants to put your voice into action! We invite you to our Stakeholder and Community Forums where we want to hear from you about important employment issues that affect you today. Your valuable feedback is critical in the development of a plan that is reflective of our community’s workforce needs.

Forums run October 18 to Nov 15. Click here to download flyer with details.