Editor's note: The following is a press release from DuPage Township.
A light, chilly rain did not dampen the spirits of the more than 900 job seekers who attended DuPage Township’s fifth annual Job Fair on Oct. 3. Mindful that these candidates arrived “dressed to impress”, the township erected a large canopy over the long queue outside and provided shuttle bus service between the Levy Center and nearby parking areas to help preserve the job hopefuls’ professional look.
“While it’s sobering to see so many people still out of work,” said Linda Youngs, organizer of the event, “This is the first time we’ve had people who are under-employed attend to see if there’s something better out there for them.”
Among the 50+ employers who participated were: G& W Electric, MB Financial Bank, Pace Suburban Bus, Costco, Home Depot, PNC Bank, The Room Place, Guardian Security, UPS, US Postal Service, Westway Coach, North American Power, Holiday Inn, Bennett & Brosseau Roofing, Farmers Insurance, and Walgreens. Various staffing agencies were also present, as well as resource tables for the job seekers.
“The Job Fair was a huge success – our largest ever," said Bill Mayer, Township Supervisor. "It is gratifying to be able to bring so many local employers with real jobs together with our residents who are still looking for work, ultimately making a positive impact on our community.”
DuPage Township provides youth services for under-resourced youth, senior activities and programs, career and financial counseling, food pantry, and emergency assistance to the residents of DuPage Township. For more information, please call 630-759-1317 or visit our website at: www.dupagetownship.com.