JFCS Staff: Amy Yates!

So you can get to know our agency better, we’re beginning a new series of staff interviews! Every week we’ll be talking to a new person from around JFCS about what they do here and how we all work together to keep the agency running smoothly. Some of us might be familiar faces, and others you may never have met …

. . . and they never called back!

Today’s article written by Bob Steinman, Job Search Terminator Had a great interview with a company you like? Did they say “We enjoyed our meeting and we’ll call you early next week.” Or, maybe they said, “We’ll make our decision and call you by Wednesday.” You can already guess the rest of the story. You never hear back from them! …

Adoption Fair, Sunday!

This Sunday from 1-4 pm, we will be at the Adoption Fair (at St. Francis High School). February 1 & 8 at 7pm, we will be hosting adoption workshops, Parents in Process, for all prospective adoptive parents. In light of our upcoming events, our Executive Director, Judy Freundlich Tiell has given us a few words: Adoption is a wonderful option …

Staff Interviews & Passover Foods

Happy Tuesday! Coming soon to the blog will be a weekly interview with a JFCS staff member! You can get to know us a bit better and learn in-depth about what we do here at the agency. Keep an eye out for that, as the series should start early next week! We also urgently need Passover foods for our Food …

Snowstorm Stories!

In the midst of this blanketing snow, I have a little story for you today! This happened last week, and I thought it was so great that I had to share. A client was taken back to the food pantry to select some food items for her large family. Of all the items we have back there, she chose a …

Employer Spotlight Series

Today’s post written by Jamie Goodpaster, Job Development and Placement Specialist JFCS hosts a monthly Employer Spotlight Series in which job seekers, college students or anyone who is interested; can learn about the hiring processes, benefits and corporate culture of local employers. This month we are spotlighting Jefferson County Public Schools! If you are interested in learning more about how …

Interview: good, better, BEST

Today’s blog is written by Bob Steinman, Job Search Terminator Interviewing for a job is a subject for a book all by itself. But these few tips should be helpful to you. Before the interview, get to the library and go on the Internet. Learn everything you can about the company. They will expect you to have done this. You …

Frosty Thursday

It was 21 degrees on the way in to the agency this morning – wowsers! A day for hot drinks and bundling up. Today I spent some time converting our trusty Agency powerpoint over to a video file. You can see it on youtube now! Still a few bugs to work out, but I’m definitely working on getting better with …

A Message from Metro United Way!

Dear Friends: Please join our social networking event this coming Sunday, January 16th to help celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King! Check out our Facebook for information, ask questions, or to give us your thoughts! Event: America’s Sunday Supper When: Sunday, January 16, 2011 Where: Your home, at a restaurant, or having coffee, any venue with family and friends! …

One Woman’s Story…

The first time I heard the word “alcoholic”, my mother was talking with a friend. I asked what this word meant, and part of the explanation included, “but don’t worry because Jewish people don’t have this problem.” As I grew older, I noticed that when I drank there were problems. One drink was too many and dozens of drinks were …