Guiding Light’s The Job Post Welcomes New Business Development Manager
For Immediate Release
Contact: Starla McDermott
Guiding Light, 616.451.0236, ext. 20
Mary Ann Sabo
Sabo PR, 616.485.1432
Grand Rapids, Michigan, February 5, 2018 – Guiding Light has welcomed Cory D. Smith as business development manager for The Job Post.
As business development manager of The Job Post, Smith will oversee client development and relations. The Job Post, a social enterprise of Guiding Light, is a hiring and recruitment firm that provides job placement services for individuals who are temporarily unemployed or are seeking career advancement. In its second year, The Job Post has placed more than 1,000 individuals in full-time jobs.
“Cory’s experience in leadership and development, along with his heart for Guiding Light’s mission, make him the perfect fit for The Job Post,” said Stuart Ray, executive director of Guiding Light and president of The Job Post. “His ability to foster relationships and build community will ensure participating companies receive an excellent workforce.”
Smith has worked in managerial positions for more than 10 years, leading team projects and strategic planning. Prior to joining The Job Post, Smith worked as production buyer at Zondervan and Ranir as well as Amway and People Ready. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and his master’s degree in management from Cornerstone University.
“The most exciting aspect of this position is the opportunity to utilize my education and professional experience to support Guiding Light’s cause,” Smith said. “I look forward to bringing an innovative and collaborative approach – working with other people and cultivating relationships is what I enjoy most.”
Smith is actively involved in his community and has served as a youth volunteer coach – teaching team-building skills — for more than 20 years with both River City Rush and the YMCA. A Grand Rapids native, Smith lives in the Alger Heights neighborhood with his wife and four children.
About The Job Post
The Job Post is a full-service and recruitment hiring firm that specializes in part-time and full-time employment placements, direct hires and project hiring services for job seekers. As a social enterprise embedded within Guiding Light, its profits go directly back to the organization to support its programs, making it a one-of-a-kind hiring agency in West Michigan. More than 80 percent of current hires are Kent County residents who receive support with transportation, uniforms, boots and other work-related prerequisites. For more information, visit https://guidinglightworks.org/get-help/the-job-post/.
About Guiding Light
Founded in 1929 to help the homeless, Guiding Light has grown into a robust recovery and re-engagement community designed to help those living at society’s margins fulfill their God-given potential. Through its Back to Work and Recovery programs, Guiding Light works with men struggling with addiction and homelessness to return to society. For more information, visit https://guidinglightworks.org/.
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