Daily Dose

April 5, 2018

State news: As summer nears, students are on the lookout for summer jobs. Students are warned to be on the lookout for job scams in Wisconsin. “Students should be on the lookout for ‘get rich quick’ ploys, fake check scams, phony mystery shopper offers, and work-at-home schemes,” Michelle Reinen, DATCP’s director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection said. A current scam features a Google hangout interview for a work-at-home job. The scammer used the name of a real company and claim to have online resumes. After quick acceptance, job-seekers are sent a check or money for supplies and told to deposit it into personal accounts. However, these are fake and the job-seeker will be charged for a fraud check. Students are advised to be careful when finding jobs and make sure they are applying for real jobs. For more information on avoiding scams visit jobcenterofwisconsin.com for a list of cautions.

SPASH News: FFA members will be heading the Career Development Event (CDE) regionals at Fox Valley Technical College on April 6.  The bus leaves at 7:00 a.m. sharp. The CDE is basically a test about the students’ knowledge on their classroom instruction, the SAE, and FFA activities. Members will also be volunteering at the Humane Society on April 12. Permission slips for that will be due Monday, April 9.

Local news: Stevens Point hockey players Willem Nong-Lambert, Max Milosek and Nathan Harris, signed professional contracts. Nong-Lambert signed with the Rapid City Rush, the ECHL affiliate of the Minnesota Wild. Milosek has signed a contract with the defending SPHL champion Macon Mayhem. Harris joins the Huntsville Havoc.