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Congressman Brad Schneider

Representing the 10th District of Illinois

Reps. Schneider and Schakowsky Announce Hiring Event in Des Plaines

May 15, 2017
Press Release
More than 60 local and national employers with immediate openings will participate and interview candidates on-site

U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider (IL-10) and Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) today announced an upcoming hiring event for constituents seeking employment at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines campus, on Thursday, June 1, 2017

The event will feature participation from more than sixty local and national employers with immediate openings looking to hire. Businesses ranging from Advocate Health Care to Verizon Wireless to UPS will be on hand to meet with prospective employees about work opportunities. A broader list of participating employers is included at end of release. National Able, Oakton Community College, and Illinois Department of Employment Security are also assisting with this event.

Free workshops for attendees on networking, interview tips, and other important job search topics will be offered throughout the event.

All job seekers are asked to RSVP online here.

“One of my top priorities in Congress is creating jobs and promoting a growing economy that raises the standard of living for all Americans,” said Schneider. “I’m very excited to continue that work back home by organizing this event to help connect constituents seeking jobs with great local employers who are hiring.”

“I’m excited about partnering with my colleague Rep. Schneider to create this opportunity for those looking for work to meet with companies looking for workers,” said Schakowsky. “By matching job seekers to businesses, we can improve families’ well-being, help our economy grow and strengthen our community. I hope that constituents will take advantage of this chance to hear about job openings in fields ranging from manufacturing to information technology, from health care to service industries and beyond.”


Thursday, June 1, 2017|
10:00am – 1:00pm
*Early entry for veterans begins at 9:30am

Oakton Community College - Tenhoeve Room
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL, 60016

Workshop Schedule:

  • 9:00am – How to Network at a Hiring Event
  • 9:30am – Interviewing Tips
  • 10:00am – How to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search
  • 10:30am – Target Your Job Search
  • 11:00am – How to Network in Your Job Search
  • 11:30 – Interviewing Tips

More than 60 employers are participating, and all have immediate job openings and are looking to hire, including:

  • Advocate Health Care
  • Binny's Beverage Depot
  • Cintas Corp
  • CVS Health
  • DHL eCommerce
  • FedEx Ground
  • First American Bank
  • Fresh Express
  • Physicians Immediate Care
  • Sears Holdings Corp
  • Sentinel Technologies
  • Six Flags Great America
  • UPS
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Walgreens
  • Wintrust Financial