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GDL to host Michigan Works! Job Fair

FLINT — The Headquarters branch of the Genesee District Library will host a GST Michigan Works! Career Services Fair on Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.

Important career information will be shared at 1 p.m., followed by individual sessions with a career counselor. Topics to be covered will include resumes and cover letters, networking and social media, information about the hidden job market, interviewing techniques, and more.

Participants are encouraged to bring their resumes for free one-on-one career counseling and resume review with a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF).

“We provide information on demand-driven trainings such as health care and over-the-road truck driver training,” said Valerie McClain, Global Career Development Facilitator for GST Michigan Works! “A certified Business Services Professional (BSP) will also be available to talk about local opportunities that are available now, and how to make a good match.”

This fair differs from other job fairs because employers will not be on site. Instead, there will be a business services representative to talk with participants about the “hot jobs listing” — jobs in the Flint area that are currently open. Representatives will provide a Pure Michigan Talent Connect link to each job that’s on that list.

“We have at least 10 to 20 people a day working on their resumes at the library,” said Sally-Adrina Taylor, librarian. “So we know that there is a very real need for an event like this.”

“The unemployment rate is high in Flint, and many people want to make a better life for themselves,” Taylor said. “This career counseling event will help.”

To register for this free event visit For more information visit — G.G.

Sybyl nominations sought

GENESEE COUNTY — Do you know an outstanding community volunteer? Would you like to see them recognized for their outstanding service?

The Sybyl Award Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are once again being accepted for the 2015 Sybyl Award. The award was created in 2008 to honor the life of Sybyl M. Atwood.

Sybyl served as Program Director for Volunteer and Information Services at Resource Genesee and its predecessor organizations for more than 40 years. At the closing of Resource Genesee, the members of the Sybyl Award Committee pledged to continue honoring exceptional community volunteers in Sybyl’s name.

The award recipient will be announced at the Sybyl Award Celebration to be held Dec. 2.

Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 5. They can be emailed to: the Sybyl Award email address at Nomination forms are available at

Details: Call 810-762-5125. — G.G.

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