Chicago Job Fair – Thursday, October 17

The next Chicago Job Fair will take place on Thursday, October 17 at the Congress Plaza Hotel at 520 South Michigan Ave from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The event will feature a diverse set of employers hiring for many different types of positions – your job seekers will be meeting face-to-face with hiring decision makers and can ask about all of the jobs these companies have available. In a difficult economy it is important to make as many contacts as you are able and the Chicago Career Fair is a great place to do just that. Please be sure to let your job seekers know to bring at least 10 copies of their resume, dress professionally, and be self-confident since they are taking a great step towards discovering new career opportunities!

Pre-registering for job seekers at is free ensuring that their resume is included in the database provided to recruiters after the event.

Please keep my contact on file and let me know if you need anything else in the future. I have also attached fliers for you to post and distribute about our upcoming Chicago events. Please feel free to distribute this information to your other locations or other job resource centers as well. I look forward to working with you to help job seekers reach their goal and to promote our events as well. Also if any of your job seekers or employers would like to be on our emailing list or more information about our events, please feel free to forward their information to me and I will be happy to send them information.

A company list is provided to registered job seekers two weeks in advance of the job fair and is updated as we continue to register companies until the day of the event – our current attendee list is below. If you know of any other employers that would like to participate, please have them contact me and I will be glad to help them sign up. If you’d like to review our job seeker Career Fair tips please go to and pre-register as a job seeker.




Argosy University

Computer Systems Institute

Cumulus Radio Chicago

eConsulting Group

Farmers Insurance Group


Harmony Health Plan of Illinois

Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Company

MicroTrain Technologies

New York Life Insurance Company

Radio Advertising, Inc

Stand Down For Women Veterans October 26 2013

National Women Veterans United

Montford Point Marine Association

Contact: (312) 458-9130 – To donate, volunteer,
participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran.
Pre- Veteran’s Day Stand Down
Women Veterans

Saturday, October 26, 2013
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Event Location:
7011 S. Vincennes Ave
Chicago, IL

Resources, Raffles, Clothes, Food etc.

New and clean gently used clothes, shoes, belts, purses, jewelry, monetary gifts, raffle gifts, non-perishable food

Sponsors for Breakfast and Lunch!

Donation Drop off Dates:
Every Friday & Saturday
Beginning: Friday, September 6, 2013
Ending: Saturday, October 11, 2013
Friday’s 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday’s 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m

Drop off location:
Montford Point Marine Association
7011 S. Vincennes Ave Chicago, IL

Contact: (312) 458-9130 – To donate, volunteer,
participate as a resource vendor or register as a veteran.

Download Flyers Below



CVO to meet at Jesse Brown VA September 21, 2013

We’ve heard what you’ve said! We’re moving our meetings around so they are more accessible to a wider group.

The next meeting of the coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be this Saturday, September 21st from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. It will be in the Vision Room on the 2nd floor in the Damen Building next to the Director’s Office.

Parking in the garage will be validated.

Coffee and Donuts will be served.

Come early so we can start on time!

Bruce Parry
CVO Chair

Veteran’s Job Fair at Lake Zurich American Legion Post #964

Veteran’s Job Fair

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Lake Zurich American Legion Post #964

51 Lions Dr
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
September 20th 2013 10:00am- 1:00pm
Employers that are attending The Job Fair
Maintenance Tech, Mig Welder, Inventory Clerk, Machine Operator, CNC Operator Quality Control Tech
Apex3 Security: Security Officers
Baxter: Supply Chain, Operation Analysts, Engineering, Manufacturing
Bridge Personnel: – Pharmacy Tech, Benefits Verification Specialist, Customer Service Rep, Enrollment Coordinator
Cardinal Health:
Comcast: Direct Sales Reps, Technicians & Warehouse
Computer Systems Institute: Admissions Dept & Academics
Dovenmuehle Mortgage: Numerous opportunities
Durable Packaging: Machine Setups &General Labor
Fidelitone: Accounting, Operations & Warehouse
Fresenius-Kabi: Engineer, Plasma Installation Specialist
Goodwill Talent Bridge: Assembly, Packaging, Administration
Graebel American: Longhaul & Shorthaul Driver/ PT Warehouse/Mover
Harger: Inside Sales and Estimators
Illinois State Police: Troopers
Impact Networking: Copier Field Service Technician
Kelly Services: Customer Service/ Clerical opportunities
LTD Commodities: Customer Service Call Center, Credit & Collections, Data Entry Clerk
Manpower: A variety of clerical, administrative, warehouse & pro
McTigue Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual:– Financial Representative
NorthShore University HealthSystem- Various
The Room Place: –Sales Associates, Customer Care Reps
Union Pacific Railroad: Various
UPS: Package Handler/ Seasonal Driver
U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Customs and Border Protection Officer and Border Patrol
Veteran Resources
American Legion
FranNet- Franchise Ownership
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs- Veteran Benefit Information