Friday, April 10, 2015

Job sites for your community - Wisconsin and Agriculture edition

Reduce the stress of the search - courtesy Pixabay
Reduce the stress of the search
Patrons who haven’t been in the job market in recent years will feel more comfortable and confident about the online job search process if you share some tips and trick.The stress of learning to search and apply for jobs online can be intense. Help your job-seeking patrons start off cool, calm, collected and confident by sharing the best online job sites. 

Of course, you’ll be helping them find positions posted by your local newspaper. But job opportunities in other communities or in specific occupations may be appealing to your patrons. Consider introducing them to some or all of these job posting websites.

This post will focus on job posting websites specific to Wisconsin and agriculture. Next month I’ll share websites that list jobs in other states, nationwide, and in other niche industries.   

Websites listing jobs in Wisconsin and bordering communities

Job Center of Wisconsin This job site is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Job Center system. It lists jobs in Wisconsin and in communities that border Wisconsin. The site is available at at no-cost to both employers and job seekers. This is the official employment site of Wisconsin State Government. It lists jobs in every state agency. Job seekers can narrow their search by agency, job title, location and more. Jobs in all fields, primarily located in the Milwaukee area, as posted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website. Job postings in all fields, primarily located in the Madison area, as published by the Wisconsin State Journal website. The Wisconsin Local JobNetwork™ is comprised of multiple employment Web sites focusing exclusively on local communities in the State of Wisconsin. The Web site was launched in 1994 and was one of the very first online employment Web sites in Wisconsin.

Jobs in agriculture and the food industry in Wisconsin and beyond

Jobs in Agriculture - Courtesy Pixabay
Jobs in Agriculture - Courtesy Pixabay AgCareers is the leading supplier of human resource services to the agriculture and food industry. The site includes positions in the U.S., Canada, and New Zealand. It lists more than 5,000 jobs each month. Users can find positions in specific types of agricultural operations. The site offers tools for agriculture-industry HR professionals including the Compensation Benchmark Review, the Agribusiness HR Review Report, training and consulting,  Job seekers post their resumes and employers can search and contact potential applicants. This website lists farm jobs. Candidates need to complete an online employment questionnaire. A consultant reviews submitted questionnaires. If the candidate’s experience matches an available job opening, will contact candidates with more details. New jobs are added frequently. Agri-Management was established in 1977 and has developed ongoing relationships with many farms and agri-businesses. The company regularly receives job opportunities from employers and have the website include numerous resources for employment positions.

Written by
Martha Berninger, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning