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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 05:56 PM
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Where are the Jobs in Portland!!
Been here four months and nada! Apps and resumes are scattered to the four winds.

I knew it was going to be tough but god damn!

Thankfully there is plenty of cheap and really REALLY good food everywhere!


(interviewing for New Seasons next week though, fingers crossed)
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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 06:10 PM
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1. I work at New Seasons
and have been there for 10+ years. Slinging organic produce is a far cry from whatever my college degree was good for, but a pleasant place to work, product you can get behind, and great benefits all add up to make it a 'velvet cage' for me.

We're opening a new store this month (Progress Ridge, Beaverton) and another in Vancouver (first WA store) in November. I believe the job fair for the Vancouver store is coming up shortly, check the NSM website.

Good luck!
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 09:02 PM
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2. Thanks!
I need it. What store are you at? I've interviewed for the Progress Ridge and the Raliegh Hills (sp.), but had no luck. Someone had more experience. I went to a New Seasons job fair a few weeks ago - 1600 people showed up. I felt honored just to get a follow up interview. I'll look for the next one.

I'm hoping to interview for the Arbor Lodge store next week; I'm experienced in cheese and it's my current hood. I see what you mean by "velvet cage," but at this point I'm beginning to wonder if that's all I really need. Grad school is in the back of my mind, but one wonders if it's even worth it these days. Money wise at any rate.

I do like the store; the peeps are cool that work there and it always has a good feel to it. And you get medical even at part time - unheard of.

Thanks again.
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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:20 AM
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4. Seven Corners
Which also happens to be my neighborhood store.

There's a lot of competition out there, but NSM's been growing throughout these last few tumultuous years, and there are always job postings. Be wide open to different departments, and once in, it's a lot easier to apply and move to the department of your choice. NSM Cheese departments rock, but in many stores they are closely tied to the deli so you'd be cross-training anyway. Arbor Lodge is a great store, one of the busiest.

Recruiters are looking for competence, but also social spark. You don't need to be a full-on extrovert, but they like to hire people who can easily engage other people.

My pleasure, and once again, good luck!
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:19 PM
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5. i love the seven corners area
wouldn't mind getting down there, to live and work. No kidding on the Arbor Lodge store, busy as hell all the time. Hope to get that foot in the door there soon, seems a decent place to work. Cheers

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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-08-11 09:08 PM
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3. Just checked out your website
Very nice work. Do you have art up anywhere?
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PetrusMonsFormicarum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 12:01 PM
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6. Hey thanks!
I've shown in a bunch of places in town, even had my own gallery in 90s Oldtown, but I have been generating more work for the past year so I haven't pursued any exhibit opportunities. Plus, the internetz does a pretty good job of getting it out there.
Thanks again!
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:39 PM
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9. If I land the job with New Seasons I'll be back for a shirt
I really like the Poe. :thumbsup:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 02:07 PM
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7. Here's an email I got recently;
it's not a job that justifies selling up, pulling up roots, and leaving my current job and profession behind, but it's a job in Portland. Maybe they have more.

Dear friends,

We are now hiring for a part-time position that is mostly administrative. Details below. Please help spread the word! Thank you! Margaret
The deadline for applying is September 23, 2011. The position will begin October 17, 2011. For more information or an application, contact Portland Jobs with Justice at 503-236-5573, margaret@jwjpdx.org , or 6025 E Burnside, Portland, OR 97215.
Jobs with Justice Systems Organizer

Job Description

Jobs with Justice, a labor/community coalition of over 90 member organizations, two thirds of whom are unions, is seeking a half-time systems organizer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a demonstrated commitment to building a social justice movement in a labor, community or student setting. This may include volunteer experience. This position reports to the Director of Portland Jobs with Justice. Job duties will include:

Database and phone tree management:

Manage online and organizational databases and other tracking systems

Organize volunteers to update the databases

recruit and support volunteer phone tree stewards

Fundraising:

support organizing staff in two phonebanks each year

recruit volunteers to track and thank donors

work with the organizers and the Director and volunteers to support fundraising events

Financial management:

work with the Director to maintain systems for accurate and timely budgeting, reporting, and donor tracking.

Technical Assistance for Communications:

provide assistance to staff and volunteers for effective and coordinated use of online communications systems through our website, facebook, twitter, media relations

Required qualifications and skills

Demonstrated commitment to building a social justice movement

Written and oral communication skills

Computer and database skills

Demonstrated cultural competency

Desire and ability to promote and advance an anti-racist agenda within the organization

Ability to work collaboratively within an organization

Commitment to developing rank and file leadership

Capacity for creative and strategic thinking

Experience recruiting and supporting volunteers

Additional Qualifications Desired

One year of organizing experience in the labor movement (can be as a rank and file organizer)

Ability to motivate and inspire coalition members and rank and file workers

Experience working in coalitions

Bi-lingual in Spanish and English

Experience with network technology

Benefits

Prorated Medical and dental benefits

Three weeks vacation

Paid holidays

401 K with employer contribution based on budget year

Some schedule flexibility and comp time

This is a 20 hour a week position. Salary range is $13,000 to $16,000 annually

We hope to be able to move it to a full time position in the future.

Who we are. Now in its twentieth year, Portland Jobs with Justice is a coalition of over 90 labor organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society. We are committed to the creation of family wage jobs, support for organizing both here and abroad, and employment security for our communities. In our work JwJ gives priority to struggles involving the most vulnerable workers in our community, low wage workers, immigrants, people of color, women and youth. Jobs with Justice mobilizes support for labor and community struggles at rallies, on picket lines, in educational settings and at hearings. JwJ believes that direct action is an important part of supporting these campaigns. We are committed to creating an organization that is fully inclusive and welcoming to everyone.
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 11:37 PM
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8. Don't know if I meet the requirments
for the position, but I'll take your advice and see if they have more.

Thanks
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-13-11 07:21 AM
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10. Good luck.
:hi:
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-17-11 06:57 PM
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11. Bob's Red Mill is supposed to be a good place to work.
Bob actually gave the business to his employees a couple of years ago -- it is employee owned. Very community oriented. Lots of positions in the mill and also in the restaurant/store.

Right across the street from that is Dave's Killer Bread, and I believe they have a liberal hiring policy.
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 03:49 AM
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12. love dave's bread. thanks for the info
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