Business Glance 11-18-12
Worker safety classes
Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health will present two worker safety training classes in Yuma on Nov. 28 at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive.
The morning class from 9 a.m. to noon will focus on compressed gases and welding safety. The afternoon class from 1 to 4 is about machine guarding safety awareness.
Advance registration is requested for room capacity and adequate handouts. To register, contact Diane Robinson at email@example.com or call 373-1138.
The monthly Yuma County Chamber of Commerce mixer will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at Chicago Title Agency, 1706 S. 4th Ave. Cost is $5 per person at the door.
For more information, call the chamber at 782-2567.
Free employment law seminar
Schneider & Onofry law firm is holding a free seminar on employment law at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Hilton Garden Inn, 310 N. Madison Ave.
Topics include employee handbooks, employee grievances, firing employees, severance and separation agreements, non-compete clauses and Right to Work law. Refreshments will be provided for this open forum discussion.
For more information and to register, call Rhonda Levitz Chatman at 257-4887.
Government procurement conference
The Diversity Business Development Center will hold its third annual Government Procurement Outlook & Exhibition Conference at the Yuma Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4-5.
The center is a nonprofit organization that helps businesses develop and advance their opportunities for contracts in such fields as aerospace and defense, biosciences, construction, communications, education, energy, health care, law enforcement, manufacturing and transportation.
The conference provides a forum for businesses to identify contract opportunities with federal, state and local governments and subcontract opportunities with prime government contractors. Speakers throughout the two-day conference from various fields, including Yuma Proving Ground and Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, will present information about opportunities and how to access these contracts for their organizations.
Cost for the two days is $225 or $175 for one day. Pre-registration is required and is available online at http://2013yumagovprocurementconference.eventbrite.com.
Library services for job seekers
The Yuma County Library District's part-time instructors Selene Hinojosa and Jose Carrizales are available to assist job seekers at Yuma County libraries. Receive bilingual training and one-on-one assistance with resumes, job searches, employment applications, starting a business and continuing education opportunities.
A virtual workforce workstation is available at each library branch for job search and placement assistance, skill assessments, development of individual employment plans and career planning. The Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive, houses a Job Help Hub with multiple resources.
For more information, call the Library District at 782-1871 or contact your local library.
The AzJAC project was developed by the Arizona State Library to create public locations throughout the state to assist those seeking employment by furthering education and career training.