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U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly to host Youth Job and Resource Expo

Congresswoman Robin Kelly will host a Youth Job and Resource Expo for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 24 on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Thornton Township High School, 15001 Broadway Ave., Harvey.

“A recent report by the Great Cities Institute confirms that youth joblessness in the Chicago area is at record-breaking levels,” Congresswoman Kelly said. “In the South Cook County region, the joblessness rate is 60 percent for 20 to 24-year-olds. To offer opportunity to youth in all areas of my district, I’ve decided to host my annual Youth Job and Resource Fair in the South Suburbs this year.”

More than 40 companies and agencies will be accepting applications for active job openings, summer internships and apprenticeships. This year’s participants include Chase Bank, Illinois Department of Transportation and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership. Also participating will be organizations offering a variety of youth services and programs.

Prior to the Expo, Rep. Kelly will sponsor three job readiness training sessions designed to help young people prepare for the hiring event and job interviews.

  • Tuesday, April 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center, 440 Forest Blvd., Park Forest;
  • Thursday, April 7, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Aunt Martha’s SEADAC location, 8640 S. South Chicago Ave., Chicago; and
  • Tuesday, April 12, from 4

to 6 p.m., Thornton Township

High School, Technical Building, 15001 Broadway Ave., Harvey.

To pre-register, or to view a list of participating companies, visit

For more information, call (708) 679-0078 or visit

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