Thursday, December 1, 2011

H&R Block Recruits at the Chavez Center


The competition is stiff for finding employment in any industry these days, but computer students from the Chavez Center got themselves one step ahead of the game when recruiters from H&R Block visited in November. Their search for bilingual customer service representatives lead H&R Block to the Chavez Center, where Spanish-speakers can gain computer skills, learn English, gain confidence to qualify for jobs like these.

Several computer students looking for jobs in customer service met as a group with the recruiters to learn more about the opportunities within company and to make a good impression in hopes of landing an interview.
The meeting was a success for everyone involved. For the students it was a chance to practice all of the interviewing, networking and job search skills. This was the moment when all their practice came together for a real job opportunity. 

At the same time, representatives from H&R Block found it to be an equally valuable experience. Sharon Degener, the regional recruiting manager’s praised, “I was so impressed with all the students here today. Every single one will be passed through to the interview stage. Bilingual employees are in high demand for H&R Block and the computer students at the Michael Chavez Center have the language, computer, and customer service skills we are looking for.”

If your business is in need of Spanish-speaking employees, contact the Chavez Center to take advantage of our free placement services.

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