By Richard Whitby
The Daily Star
---- — The ALDI store in Oneonta will be interviewing cashier candidates Thursday from 7 to 11 a.m. for full- and part-time work.
The chain is offering to pay $10.50 per hour, and employees who work at least 20 hours a week receive full health insurance, dental coverage and 401(k) benefits, the company says.
Applicants must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, be available to work anytime between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and be able to lift 45 pounds. The chain says it prefers applicants with retail experience who have excellent customer service and leadership qualities.
Drug screening and background checks will be required.
ALDI operates more than 1,200 stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast.
Chamber seeks job-fair exhibitors
Slots for exhibitors are still available for the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce’s job fair on April 26, according to Barbara Ann Heegan, the chamber’s executive director.
The registration fee is $30 for nonprofits and $50 for all others.
The job fair will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on state Route 23 in Oneonta.
For more information, call Shelly Giangrant at 432-4500, extention 207. The deadline for registration is Friday.
Recyling for charity
Hannaford Supermarkets and TOMRA of North America Inc., which manufactures automated recycling machinery, have begun a fundraising program based on recycling.
Since Monday, customers who recycle their deposit-valued bottles and cans at Greenback Redemption Centers in participating Hannaford locations, including Oneonta, will have the option to donate their 5 cents-per-container bottle-deposits to local charities.
The first beneficiary will be the JDRF, Northeastern New York Chapter, which will be the featured community organization through May 31. JDRF supports research into juvenile, or type 1, diabetes.
Customers can participate in two ways. Each TOMRA reverse vending machine at participating Hannaford locations will feature a button that customers can press after recycling to convert the deposit refund into a donation. Customers can also drop off their recyclable cans and bottles with a Greenback staff member, who will process the containers and ensure the redemption value is donated to the designated beneficiary.
Encore Entrepreneur Month
The U.S. Small Business Administration and AARP are teaming up to host National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month in April.
The initiative targets at entrepreneurs older than 50 who want to use their experience to start their own businesses.
The two organizations will match these “encore entrepreneurs” with successful business owners and community leaders for advice and assistance.
Among the events schedule for upstate New York are an encore workshop in Albany on April 22 and a resource fair in Endwell on April 25. For more information, go to www.sba.gov/mentormonth. The SBA also has a toolkit for baby boomers interested in starting businesses. It can be accessed www.sba.gov/encore.
State taxation conference
Thomas H. Mattox, commissioner of the state Department of Taxation and Finance, will be the keynote speaker at the Business Council of New York’s annual conference on state taxation in Albany on April 24 and 25.
The two-day conference at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center will focus on the latest business and corporate tax issues and how they affect businesses. Agenda topics include the economic effect of federal and state tax policy; personal income tax reform, and examination of Sub S/LLC/Partnership issues.
Discussions will be led by staff from the Department of Taxation and Finance, the Business Council staff and invited guests.
Visit www.bcnys.org/whatsnew/events/taxconference.htm for registration information.