Area jobseekers invited to explore opportunities at Sept. 13 hiring fair

Cunningham: Path to a good-paying job or new career may be an unexpected one

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Several State Senators are hosting a job fair from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Orland Park Civic Center 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park, Illinois.

Area jobseekers will have access to more than 70 potential employers and staffing agencies in one convenient location during a hiring event in Orland Park Thursday, Sept. 13.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Orland Park Civic Center, 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. It is presented by State Sen. Bill Cunningham, State Rep. Fran Hurley and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

“With Illinois experiencing historically low unemployment, many companies are looking to expand their talent pool. If you want a job, someone out there wants to recruit you,” Cunningham said.

The Orland Park hiring event will feature representatives of companies in sectors including health care, construction trades, sales, hospitality, retail, state government, trucking and transportation, industrial, manufacturing, clerical and more. Numerous staffing agencies also will be on site. And construction trades will have apprenticeship applications.

At least one company is looking for retired veterans who may be interested in working as security guards. Another is seeking people for driving and non-driving positions in public transportation. Health care-related companies are looking for nurses, medical technicians, therapists, and housekeeping, laundry and food service workers.

Companies also are looking to hire forklift operators, clerical workers, customer service representatives, accountants, legal support, warehouse workers, truck drivers and dispatchers, home health care aids, financial representatives, bartenders, line cooks and more.

“That’s why I would encourage people to come out with their resumes, talk to these recruiters and learn about the doors that are open. They may be surprised to find the path to a good-paying job or a new career may be someplace they’ve never heard of or considered before,” Cunningham said.

Jobseekers are asked to register in advance at senatorbillcunningham.com. For more information, call the senator’s district office at 773-445-8128.

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