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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Hosts Job Fair

Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo will host a job fair on January 19 in the Zoo’s Gheens Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Zoo is seeking candidates to fill seasonal positions in various departments including Admissions, Education, Guest Services, Horticulture, Membership, Front Desk and Rides and Attractions. Candidates will be provided training and should be outgoing, highly motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public and will provide outstanding customer service. The hourly seasonal rate varies by position, the minimum is $10.10. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and able to work a variable…


Mayor celebrates LouisvilleKY’s SummerWorks 2018 success

Louisville, KY., – From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people — 6,200 — gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville this summer as part of the SummerWorks program. Mayor Fischer congratulated youth and thanked the many private sector and non-profit employers who hired youth ages 16-21. That number includes 1,004 youth employed by companies and organizations that directly teamed with KentuckianaWorks and YouthBuild to provide more extensive career guidance and support. Since its start in 2011, SummerWorks and its partner-employers have put more than 23,000 young…

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Firing up Louisville’s Downtown

They had a little breakfast/pep rally for downtown development this morning at the Seelbach, releasing a bunch of new numbers detailing how well we’re doing compared to cities like Nashville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis. U of L’s Paul Coomes compiled the data, and presented it along with the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation’s Alan DeLisle. Coomes mentioned, and it bears repeating, that it marked sort of a public return for DeLisle and staff member Patti Clare, injured in a scary, life-threatening accident last year. The breakfast was attended by about 300 folks interested in seeing downtown grow, from members of the Metro…