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Job/Career Fair for Black America

 
The Job Fair for Black America, focuses on increasing the number of African Americans who are employed and able to maintain their families and community.  It provides an opportunity for employers to meet qualified members of the Black community, and provide members from the Black community with an occasion to explore the variety of employment opportunities that are available.  The Job/Career Fair for Black America began in 2013, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversity of the March on Washington.  It is an effort to provide employment to Black people. 
The Job/Career Fair for Black America takes place at various locations, primarily during the month of February and during the month of June, on or near June 19 - in honor of Juneteenth (Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration within Black America).

The objective is to improve the economic stability of the community by providing opportunities for sustainable employment/income.

Please register for this event by clicking one of the following sites (or copy and paste the link into your browser):

Job/Career Fair for Black America-Chicago Heights 

Prairie State College - Conference Center

202 Halsted St., Chicago Heights, IL

Thursday, February 9, 2017         10am - 1pm

Click Here to Register

 

Employers                                                    Positions

NAPA Auto Parts  .........................................Drivers, Automotive Retail Sales

Action Figures Staffing .................................Event/Trade Show Positions; Clerical/Customer Service

Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo....Full-time; Temporary/Seasonal

Pace Suburban Bus  ....................................Various Driving and Non-Driving in Public Transportation

Thresholds ...................................................Social Worker, Desk Clerk, Residential Support Staff

GameStop ...................................................Store Managers, Assistant Store Managers, Senior Guest Advisors

Employment & Employer Services ............ Manufacturing, Warehouse, Medical

JMJ Talent Solutions & Staffing ................. Warehouse

Joliet Job Corps ......................................... Academic Instructors, Recreation Specialist, LPN, Driver Ed Teacher                       

                                                                      Residential Advisor, On-Call Security, CPP Instructor/Advisor

CMS/State of Illinois .................................. Officials, Administrators; Professionals; Technicians; Para Professional

                                                                     Protective Service Workers; Skilled Craft Workers; Admin Support

Combine Insurance ................................... Sales Agent

DeVry University ....................................... Admissions Advisor, Student Support, Advisor, Senior Network Engineer,

                                                                    IT Platform Solutions Engineer, Senior Cognos Reporting Analyst

Illinois Department of Agriculture ..............Meat and Poultry trainee, 23 additional/varioius positions

Manor Care Health Service ......................Registered Nurse (RN), Nursing Assistant (CNA), Dietary Aide

Cook County Hospital System................. Nursing, Clinic Managers, Physicians

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) ................ Associate Attorney, Analyst, Administrator, Mechanic, Operator, etc.

TransAmerica Financial ............................... Sales Representative

Blue Cross Blue Shield .................................. Recruiting for Various Careers

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... TBD

1st Class Staffing ........................................... Packaging, General Labor, Forklift Operator

SafeLink Wireless ............................................ Community Outreach Agent

Farmers Insurance ............................................ Business Agent

Calumet Area Industrial Commission ................. Various Manufacturing

Job Corps ............................................................... Job Training

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)........................

.....................................Child Protection Specialist, Child Welfare Specialist, Daycare Licensing Representatives

 

 


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Previous events


Job/Career Fair for Black America - May 20, 2016

Dining on the Green
349 Main St.
Park Forest, IL  60466

10am - 1pm    (Click site below for Registration)
Job Fair- Forest Park, IL

Registered Employers:
Cook County Health and Hospitals System
Speedway
Rosie Mae Home Care
Pace Suburban Bus
Indiana Tech
Progressive Careers and Housing
First Student
Financial Education Services
Job Corps
Mac Cormac College
Paramount Staffing
Western & Southern Life
Crown Services
TransAmerica Network
Abacus Staffing
Pipe Fitters' Local Union #597

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Job/Career Fair for Black America - June 16, 2016

W.E.B. DuBois Library - Auditorium
1835 Broadway
Gary, IN  

10am - 1pm  (Registration begins in May)

Click Here To Register

Employers 

Indiana Department of Corrections ..........   Officers

Corizon Health (IDOC) ....... Substance Counselors, Nurses, Psychologist 

Pipe Fitters' Local #597 .... Apprentice 

Cabela's ........ Retail Positions 

Crown Staffing. ....  Various

The Reserves Network..... Industrial and Manufacturing 

Complete list by June 11, 2016


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Aunt Martha's: Job Fair for Black America - May 19, 2015 

Aunt Martha's
440 Forest Blvd.
Park Forest, IL 60466

10am - 1pm
Job Fair - Park Forest




Chicago Heights: Job Fair for Black America - February 12, 2015

Prairie State College-Conference Center
202 Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL

10am - 1pm
Job Fair - Chicago Heights



Gary, IN: Job Fair for Black America - February 19, 2015

Job Fair - Gary, IN  

W.E.B. DuBois Library - Auditorium
1835 Broadway
Gary, IN

10am - 1pm

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2016 Events...




Chicago Heights: Job/Career Fair for Black America - February 11, 2016

Prairie State College - Conference Center   (this event is not a Prairie State College event)
202 Halsted Street
Chicago Heights, IL

10 am - 1 pm

Job Fair - Chicago Heights, IL     (Click this link to register)

Employer                                                        Opportunities/Positions
MB Financial.................................................. Relationship Banking Specialist, IT, Marketing, HR
Crown Services............................................. Industrial, Manufacturing, Administrative
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).................. Various positions 
HR Block.........................................................Tax professional
InterPark/Preflight......................................... Accounting, Shuttle Bus Driver, Customer Service
Pipe Fitters Local Union #597....................... Apprentices
Chicago Zoological Society /
Brookfield Zoo
............................................... Admissions, Food Service, Merchandise, Catered Events, Custodial, and Grounds
Manor Care Health Services......................... RNs, LPNs, CNAs
GameStop...................................................... Store Manager, Assistant Store Manager, Key Holder and Associate
TransAmerica Agency Network................... Sales
STA/Positive Connections........................... School Bus Drivers, Bus Monitors, Mechanic Technicians
First Student.................................................. School Bus Drivers, Monitors
Aunt Martha's................................................ Medical Assistant, Maintenance Technician
Western & Southern Life.............................. Financial Representative, Staff Manager
Abacus Staffing............................................ General Labor, Assembler, RF Scanner, Palletizer, Packer, Sit-down Forklift
160 Driving Academy................................... Class A CDL Training
Illinois Department of Transportation........ Engineers, Office Positions, Highway Maintainers
Pace Bus....................................................... Various Positions
Indiana State Excise Police......................... Law Enforcement
National Able................................................ Job-Career Training and Employment Assistance Services
UBER............................................................. Drivers for UBER
Summer Advantage.................................... Teachers, Teacher Assistants, Bus Monitors, Summer Program Leadership
The Crawford Broadcasting Company...... Sales position
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois.............. Numerous positions available
SouthStar Services..................................... Direct Support Person, Personal Support Worker, Van Drivers, Program Manager, Rehabilitation Coordinator (Case Management)
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
of Greater Chicago
..................................... Treatment Plant Operators, Head & Sr. Buyer, and Information Technology Classifications
ITT-Technical Institute................................. Admissions, Adjunct Instructors
Illinois Action for Children.......................... Mental Health Consultants, Educational positions











 

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