Name the One-Stop gnome; win personalized career counseling |

Name the One-Stop gnome; win personalized career counseling

Meet Mr. Gnome, the latest addition to The One-Stop Business & Career Center team.
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The word “gnome” is said to come from the Latin word ‘gnomus’ which is thought to possibly come from the greek word ‘gnosis’ meaning “knowledge” (i.e. of hidden treasure), but is more likely to be rooted in the word ‘genomos’ meaning “earth dweller.”

Meet Mr. Gnome, the latest addition to The One-Stop Business & Career Center team. He has been in training with the team since the fall and is now ready to get to work as the Mascot (and bringer of luck). Mr. Gnome comes from a pedigreed family of “yellow hat” working gnomes who are known for their powers of manifestation and ability to sniff out hidden gems.

Mr. Gnome was chosen for this position due to his attributes of self-discipline and experience as a super scout.

Mr. Gnome is very excited to be a member of the One-Stop team and eager to get his nose on the ground looking for long-term, sustainable employment opportunities and work experience for clients, both adult and youth. He will also be working closely with the Business Services team getting to know the local businesses, understanding their needs and finding them the elusive diamonds in the rough.

He will also be surfing the social media scene, so look out for him and remember to say hello.

In the effort to reinvent himself, Mr. Gnome has decided that he would like a new name to go with his new career.

To enter: choose a suitable name that goes with his personality, background and most importantly his new career; submit your entries at or email; contest runs through May 18.

One-Stop staff will review and vote on the names, with the winner announced June 1.

The winner will receive three personalized career counseling sessions which will include: an appointment with a Career Center Advisor who will review and critique their resume, cover letter and job search strategy; an appointment with a professional Career Development Counselor, who will help them assess their career path and transferable skills; an appointment with a Staffing Specialist who will provide insight into the industry of interest and job availability in the area.

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