Matteson, Ill. — Several job seekers were surprised to walk away with jobs at Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly’s recent annual hiring event at the Lan-Oak Park District in Lansing, Ill.
“We’re thrilled to learn that employers hired some people immediately at the job fair,” said Kelly, who represents Illinois’ 2nd congressional district. “Every year, we’re impressed by the high caliber of hard-working people within the district attending the job fair. Obviously, employers saw their talent as well and did not hesitate to hire them,” she stated.
“We have a very good track record of employers hiring job seekers from my previous hiring events, but this is the first time we’ve had immediate hires,” Kelly noted. “It’s always a pleasure to connect my constituents with quality employers representing a wide range of industries.”
The annual event, in its 7th year, featured more than 60 companies and agencies with active job openings, including FedEx Ground, Nucor Steel, BMO Harris Bank, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Prior to the Hiring Event, Kelly hosted a free Job Readiness 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.
Congresswoman Kelly hosts a Hiring Event every year in October and an annual Youth Job Fair and Resource Expo each April.