More than 300 Job-Seekers Attend Congresswoman Kelly’s 6th Annual Hiring Event
More than 300 job-seekers, including a notable percentage of mature workers, attended a Hiring Event hosted by Congresswoman Robin Kelly at the Lan-Oak Park District on Friday.
The annual event, in its 6th year, featured more than 50 companies and agencies with active job openings, including FedEx Ground, Nucor Steel, UPS, ComEd, Uber, Advocate Health Care and Catholic Charities.
“Once again, we connected both first-time job-seekers and mature workers with new and better opportunities,” Congresswoman Kelly said. “An important part of the American Dream is upward mobility and that dream continues throughout your lifetime. Each year, we see more mature workers exploring the job market, seeking a new career, better pay or supplemental income in retirement. I believe it’s important to provide a community-based hiring event that offers my constituents a path to better jobs, skills and wages."
Prior to the Hiring Event, Rep. Kelly hosted a free Job Search Boot Camp in Calumet City, where instructors from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership taught job-seekers interview skills, how to prepare a resume and strategies to successfully navigate hiring events.
Rep. Kelly hosts a Hiring Event every year in October and an annual Youth Job Fair and Resource Expo each April. For more information about future Hiring Events and resource expos hosted by Congresswoman Kelly, access www.robinkelly.house.gov.