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Unformatted text preview: Page 1 1 of 1 DOCUMENT The Ottawa Citizen May 08, 1999, FINAL Employers want positive, trainable workers: Job applicants must research needs of companies BYLINE: Carol Kleiman SECTION: Careers; J8 LENGTH: 570 words What do employers want? That's a vital question to answer whether you're job hunting or employed. ''It's important to know what employers want because you want to be prepared to match their needs,'' said Linda Renee Baker, director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security. She has offices in Chicago and Springfield. Ms. Baker, who has a master's degree in gerontology and health administration, is doubly qualified to answer the ques- tion: She has a staff of 2,200 employees and communicates daily with employers. ''Employers look for people who are willing to get in there and learn the job,'' said Ms. Baker, a former state Public Aid department administrator and legislative liaison. ''They look for people who are dependable, who get to work on time and who know what it is they want to do. That helps (employers) match the individual's skills with the individual job and who know what it is they want to do....
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