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While Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) votes on legislation aimed to help create jobs in Washington, his efforts at home in the 10th District this month also targeted the same goal.
Schneider introduced legislation to direct funds from the Small Business Administration to start-up companies on Feb. 18. He also facilitated an internship program between Wheeling High School and a Northbrook manufacturer Feb. 20, after holding a job fair in Palatine with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Hoffman Estates).
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) cosponsored the Fair Minimum Wage Act, HR 1010, which would raise the minimum wage over a period of three years from $7.75 to $10.10 per hour.
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) released the following statement on the White House’s official announcement that Chicago will be the home of the new Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute. The Institute is a public-private partnership involving government, universities and the private sector. The federal government will issue a grant for $70 million and state and private entities will provide another $250 million.
The Greater Waukegan Development Coalition has a new Lake County Tech Hub and incubator that is designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of resources and services. Lake County Tech Hub will help emerging growth companies survive and develop during the start-up period, when they are most vulnerable, and also help existing businesses expand their operations.
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider visited the Greater Waukegan Development Coalition, Feb. 18 in recognition of its new tech hub.
U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider (D-10th) and Tammy Duckworth (D-8th) are teaming up to host a job fair in Palatine this Thursday (Feb. 20).
More than 40 companies will send representatives to the Wojcik Conference Center at Harper College, 1200 Algonquin Rd., for the job fair that starts at 9 a.m. for military veterans and at 10 a.m. for all other job seekers until 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) introduced the Accelerate Our Startups Act (HR 4059), which expands public-private efforts to help startup companies get off the ground and achieve success.
Today's award for good intentions goes to Congressman Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, who wants to make it easier for small start-up companies to get on their feet.
At a round-table meeting with local entrepreneurs today, Mr. Schneider unveiled a bill that would direct the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer financial, professional and other aid to business accelerators, which are a type of incubator designed to nurture fledgling enterprises, many of them in the digital and biotech space.
U.S. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-8) and U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) will host a Hiring Event in Palatine on Thursday, Feb. 20.
The joint Hiring Event offers jobseekers the chance to meet face-to-face with potential employers from across the area, as well as learn helpful strategies and make valuable connections. More than 40 employers will participate and each has at least one position that they need to fill.
The Hiring Event will be open exclusively to Veterans from 9 to 10AM and will be open to the public from 10AM to 1:30PM.
U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) will visit AlphaGraphics in Bannockburn and ICARTEAM in Wheeling today as part of his ongoing “Brad at Your Business” tour. AlphaGraphics was recommended by a constituent for a “Brad at Your Business” visit.
Congressman Schneider, a member of the House Small Business Committee, started the “Brad at Your Business” initiative to bring him to small businesses across the district to hear about the challenges they face. He has visited close to 50 businesses to date.