Seniors job fair set
The 2013 Mature Workers’ Job Fair returns Thursday, offering older job seekers access to employers in a wide variety of specialties including professional, clerical, production, customer care, skilled labor and health care.
More than 30 employers will have booths at the event — the 23rd job fair offered by the nonprofit Mature Services for people age 40 and up.
The job fair will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn, 3180 W. Market St. Admission and parking are free. Candidates may distribute resumes and meet employers.
Free workshops to be offered are: Secrets of the Online Application; Do Your Own Thing (for Entrepreneurs); Social Media, LinkedIn and Job Search Tips; and Financial Strategies for the Unemployed.
For more information, call Mature Services at 330-762-8666, ext. 174, or go online to www.matureservices.org. Employers may call to book a booth.
Loan program available
Small businesses in seven Northeast Ohio counties — including Summit and Portage — might be eligible for federal loans to help offset losses as a result of frost and freezes that occurred between March 1 and May 31 last year. .
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in a news release that the deadline is May 6 for federal injury disaster loans available to businesses in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Portage, Summit, and Trumbull counties.
Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the Small Business Administration at 800-659-2955 or by sending an email to disaster firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loan applications can be downloaded from www.sba.gov.
Applicants can also apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
SCORE offers podcast
SCORE — the nonprofit business counseling group — announced it is offering a free small-business success program in a podcast. It is available online through Akron SCORE at www.akron.score.org. The podcast is produced by the national SCORE organization. Topics covered include sales leads, finance and accounting, inventory value, numbers and reports and metrics. For more information, visit the website or call 330-379-3163.
Forum for older job seekers
Older job seekers can get tips from Michael Spiro, president of executive search firm Midas Recruiting, at a free April 24 program at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
Registration is required for his 10 a.m. presentation, part of the library’s Job Seekers series.
To register, go online to www.hudson library.org or call 330-630-6658.
The library is at 96 Library St. in the First & Main shopping complex.
Kahan gets tourism award
Mitchell Kahan, director emeritus of the Akron Art Museum, will receive the 2013 Chairman’s Award at the Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Zenith Awards, to be presented May 8 during a luncheon at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.
The Zenith Awards are designed to recognize contributions made to Summit County’s hospitality industry, as well as contributions of those in the industry, according to a news release from the bureau.
The Chairman’s Award is given to industry leaders by Gregory Bean, chairman of the bureau’s board of directors. Kahan retired from the museum after 26 years. He was the Akron Art Museum’s longest-serving director.
For information on the luncheon, contact Jim Mahon at 330-374-8945 or email@example.com. An online version of the invitation can be found on the “What’s New” page at www.visitakron-summit.org.
Dow rises 48 points
On Monday the Dow Jones industrial average rose 48.23 points, or 0.3 percent, to close at 14,613.48. The index started the day lower and fell as much as 67 points during morning trading. Alcoa’s gain of 1.8 percent was one of the biggest in the Dow. It rose 15 cents to $8.39. The stock was off seven cents in after-hours trading. The S&P 500 index closed up 9.79 points, or 0.6 percent, at 1,563.07. The Nasdaq composite index rose 18.39 points, or 0.6 percent, to 3,222.25. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 1.75 percent from 1.71 percent late Friday. It went as low as 1.69 percent Friday, its lowest level of the year. The benchmark rate has fallen from a recent high of 2.06 percent reached March 11 as demand for low-risk assets increases.
Compiled from staff and wire reports